We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Dottie's True Blue Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
+1 415-885-2767
07:30 - 15:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon 07:30 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 07:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 16:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,058: English reviews
North Bay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Level Contributor
108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Level Contributor
229 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 415 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

1 Thank RItraveler512
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked up from our hotel for breakfast. We had to wait a bout 1/2hr as its so popular. If you are after a quick breakfast don't come up. It's not because they are slow just so popular that the wait to get in takes the longest. We had a fantastic breakfast. I had the wild boar sausages and they... More 

Thank BC1123
Level Contributor
70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family ended a great five day trip to San Francisco by having breakfast at Dottie's. The decor is cool, funky and cozy and the food is superb. We loved everything we had - egg combos, omelettes, oatmeal, pancakes, hot chocolate, etc. Great experience all the way around! Side note - the block or two south of the restaurant are... More 

Thank Texas_Traveler71
South Korea
Level Contributor
65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited over an hour in the rain, and it was worth it! Once we were seated, we got our food within 10 minutes of sitting (we knew exactly what wanted!) and the food was AMAZING! I got the Wiskey-Fennel Sausage Mushroom and Spinach Scramble and it was to die for--full of flavor! The corn bread was so good, the... More 

Thank Faye S
Miami, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me preface by saying that 1) I never go to any restaurant twice when I travel. It's a rule that I have. 2) I will never give 5 stars to a restaurant unless they're well deserved. My wife looked through Tripadvisor to figure out good places for breakfast near my Union Square hotel and found this place. So far,... More 

2 Thank Tony A
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a friend for breakfast. Wait in line was about an hour but was worth every minute. Everything we had was amazing. The atmosphere is great and so was the service. Can't wait for my next trip to San Francisco because I will definitely be coming back. Don't let the wait or location discourage you from going. You will... More 

1 Thank Nita C

Travellers who viewed Dottie's True Blue Cafe also viewed

San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA

Been to Dottie's True Blue Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Kids, Local cuisine, 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dottie's True Blue Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Frederick, Maryland

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Dottie's True Blue Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood