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Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store and Cafe

566 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2802
+1 415-362-0536
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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566 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2802
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent often time in this cafe. The old jazz music, the atmosfere is pleasant and they make good cafe. There is a small menu and the food is good. The service is fine and the location is very central. Such a place should be...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This isn't a very big place, but it has some outside seating, too. They serve some cold sandwiches and salads, but the polenta with sausage and the eggplant parmesan are great hot dishes. I like to visit when in San Francisco.

Thank anigre
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This has either been there for a very long time, or they have a great decorator. I suspect the former. I stumbled on this cafe looking for a light meal before am evening performance of Beach Blanket Babylon, a few blocks away. It has loads...More

Thank PatrickLAX
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Great panini's, coffee and beer. Any time we are at the city we stop here to grab a quick bite. It's never to crowded and relatively affordable.

Thank pganju
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Twice when we visited, walking tours stopped with 8 or 10 tourists and had little mini panini sandwiches. We were here many years ago and remembered the polenta with Italian sausage. It's still here and didn't disappoint. We also ordered their eggplant parmesan. I had...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store and Café is an old school North Beach treasure. Grab a window seat and watch the world go by!

Thank Sorensen1
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We enjoyed a great sandwich, and a good beer at this corner gem. It is located at Columbus and Union, with the bus stop right there. I had a grilled eggplant sandwich on delicious green onion foccacia bread, and my husband had a salami combo....More

Thank Rosemary D
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We just stop by for a coffee after dinner. Simple place, not fancy but the coffee was great. I saw that they have a nice set of options for food but we haven't tried.

Thank Jose D
Reviewed 30 November 2016

FORGET what any Brit says since their taste is not in there mouths. i'v been eating and drinking there for decades. Always good, affordable and always zan. THAT'S SAN FRANCISCO NORTH BEACH FOR YOU.

Thank lckt13
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We went two mornings to have great coffee and breakfast sandwiches. I also had a delicious mozzarella salad! Decor was just right for this unique coffee bar! Very clean, service good and bathrooms! Try this cozy little place with big offerings!

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 566 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-2802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-0536
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