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“Best waffles ever!”
Review of 901 Columbus Cafe

901 Columbus Cafe
Ranked #399 of 5,712 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
Cairns, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best waffles ever!”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

Lovely to stumble upon a cosy restaurant, great food, the banana/pecan waffles were to die for, great coffee and free wifi. Good start to enable us to climb the hill to Lombard's crooked street. Thanks

1 Thank Loren N
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Bury, England
Level 6 Contributor
362 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Great local venue”
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Visited this cafe as we were staying at an apartment up Lombard Street.

Cafe 901 offers a great choice of very reasonably priced sandwiches and other food and is ideal if you are looking for a quick mealor snack. It's prices, as highlighted by other reviewers, are excellent which no doubt helps its popularity.

The only critsicm rests with that popularity. With very few tables, our visit saw 3 or 4 diners who had clearly finished making use of the free wifi but effectively blocking certain parts of the cafe with their laptops. Not a major issue but one that has prevented me giving it 5 stars. Nevertheless, i'd still visit again next time i'm in SF.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Northern_Baggie
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Castle Hill, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“divine sandwiches”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

We stumbled across this cafe in our whirlwind tour of San Fran and grabbed quick take-away sandwiches. They were nothing short of fabulous. Fresh bread, lots of veggies, clean flavors, delightful find.

Visited July 2012
Thank Heather L
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Milan, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed 4 August 2012 via mobile

Walking towards lombard street we wanted a moment of rest and an hot cup of something, we ended in the right place! Quiet, comfortable, good muffin, right place for a moment of relax while wakking up and down San Francisco

Thank Brenga80
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San Luis Obispo, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“All Value”
Reviewed 23 June 2012

This place has an excellent cafe atmosphere, and incredible prices. We had $2 drafts that other bars have at $5. There are plenty of tables and games, books available. I wish I lived down the street of a place like this.

1 Thank Helvetia2784
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