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500 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2423
+1 415-441-5669
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 15:00
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San Marcos
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second trip here and both times have been wonderful!! Definitely try the omelette or scramble of the day. Fresh ingredients, large portions, all around great place for breakfast in the city!!

Thank Kelley K
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Ella's is probably the best restaurant for breakfast on the west side of the city. It doesn't except reservations and The lines on the weekend can be long, so come early to get a table.

Thank George K
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1,432 reviews
878 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

They food is fun for brunch. Good eats. Other meals are not as good, but this is basically a breakfast joint.

Thank Alzor S
Norwalk, California
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133 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The food was average and the prices were very good considering the fact that we were on the pier. The view was great.

Thank JoeA336
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

One could easily just walk by this restaurant not realizing how special it is. Their breakfasts are among the best I have ever had. I am very fussy about my oatmeal and they met the test. The fruit is fresh and delicious. I also had the granola; equally fab.

Thank Beau013
Oriental, NC, USA
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was our third or fourth visit to Ella's for breakfast. Chicken hash breakfast is their standout, try it with eggs over medium. Portions are almost huge, so go when you're hungry. Crowded on weekends but not so bad on weekdays. Pancakes and fresh-baked (on the premises) breads and pastries are also a specialty. Service is excellent, but you might... More 

Thank Roger C
Suwanee, Georgia, United States
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The food was delicious and the portions were huge. Nice place for lunch with friends. Interesting variety of quiches.

Thank Sharon P
Long Beach, California
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Pancakes to die for, everything else is exquisite. Lots of choices, pick anything--it's all wonderful.

Thank LBGrandBanks
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst visiting on holiday and staying in the local area, we stumbled along this hidden gem. It is off the beaten tracks but so worthwhile. You get really good portions and the food is hot and tasty and the service was fab. We when 5 times in total and I would have gone again as we just adored the place.... More 

Thank Judimaxx
San Rafael, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

A friend and I have eaten here for years. After a two year break, we ate lunch here yesterday The menu was much the same and the food was well prepared. When my friend ordered, she specified that she did not want cheese, but there was cheese on the plate. Although I requested bread when I ordered, none was served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115-2423
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-441-5669

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?