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Dottie's True Blue Cafe

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28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
+1 415-885-2767
07:30 - 16:00
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Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 07:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 16:00
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Mariposa, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked to this cafe from our hotel in soma for breakfast.We got lucky and only had a 10 min wait.The food was really good,coffee was superb and overall ambiance was nice.The chef works out of an open kitchen in a sweet old brick building.The coffee cake we brought home for later was so good!the line waiting when we left... More 

Thank crashandburnh2o
South Riding, Virginia
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Breakfast is hard to screw up, but hard to make memorable. I had raspberry banana rice flour pancakes, boar sausage and eggs. Amazing! Solid coffee as well. Was $30 bucks for my meal and definitely well portioned. No need for lunch!

Thank Wayneva
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in a questionable area of San Francisco is this truly unique diner. There can be a wait depending upon what time you arrive. Very popular on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast and lunch only. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Wally R
United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service, great price. Had breakfast one Saturday and will definitely be back when I'n next in town!

Thank Graham S
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast Dottie's on a friends recommendation. I'm a firm believer that you pay for quality, and the quality of the food and ingredients used is very apparent in both the taste and price of the food. This place isn't catering to the Denny's Grandslam crowd lol, however I have to say $30+tip out the door is a little steep... More 

North Bay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The volume and overall level of reviews for this place says it all. The atmosphere and menu are excellent. Service was also great. Highly recommended if you in the area and hungry for breakfast or lunch. Tip - get there early on the weekends or wait in a lineup that stretches around the corner.

Thank JohnnyRazz
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With the recommendation from our hotel ( Marriott marquis)- we went for breakfast. Get there early ! Opens at 7:30a. We got there a little bit before they opened on a weekday and there was a small line already. Everything was delicious. Service was great. The walk there was a bit sketchy from our hotel (quite a bit of homeless)-... More 

Thank Spartanfans1998
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Such a great meal! The service is very good. The decor is really cool. The food is unbelievable. Make sure someone in your party gets the pancakes. I had the Southwestern Omelette. Best. Ever. Worth the wait. We went Friday at 11am and had a 20 minute wait. Just do it.

Thank Aaron M
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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110 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

During our trip to San Francisco after reading reviews on TA and getting recommendation in our hotel, we decided to visit Dottie’s True Blue Café for breakfast. Our first attempt was unsuccessful. We came around 8:30-9am. The line was huge! And area where restaurant located is not nice. Homeless people are everywhere; the area is very dirty and smelly that... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Really nice Cafe with a great atmosphere. there was another of a line up but breakfast was worth waiting for. The smoothies were great and the food tasty. waiters were witty and friendly making the experience that little bit more special

Thank Jesse90

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-885-2767
Now located in a beautiful 1910 building with brick walls and hardwood floors with an open kitchen and very cozy atmosphere. Roof top seating when the weather permits for coffee and pastries or a glass of wine in the afternoon. We have an additional seating capacity of approximately 24 making for a quicker turnaround.

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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