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Brenda's French Soul Food

652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
+1 415-345-8100
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (113 reviews)
“beignets” (265 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
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Reviewed yesterday

I had the beignet flight, waited for an hour and dayyyyum that Crawfish Cheese Beignet is AMAZING!! I'll be back. I'll also wait longer than an hour. So yum. Portion was huge, kept me full for the whole day!

Thank Beryan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived in San Fran dropped our rental car. My wife and I were standing on the corner looking confused. A 20 something make local asked us if he could help. We said we were looking for a place for lunch. We said we were interested...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I meant a friend here for Monday brunch after seeing the queues on Sunday. My friend had heard of the place, and I can understand the long queues. The set up is good. Upon arrival you put your name on the board, and wait to...More

Thank AnthonyDB
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here on a whim and the long lineup was a good sign that I was going to have a great meal. I ordered the oyster po'boy and it was awesome. The portion is quite big so you can share it between two people....More

Thank Jeannine A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited about 30 min at 2pm. We were a party of 2 and shared the Flight of Beignets, Bowl of Gumbo and the oyster Po Boy. It was all delicious. Highly recommend!

Thank jjtaylor17
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for breakfast and really lucked out as we did not have to wait long. But the line sure got long after we sat down no wonder as this place is great. Good coffee served in large mugs, so they don’t have to be...More

Thank chefbar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try this restaurant based on the high Trip advisor reviews. We arrived at 8:30 am. There was a line down the sidewalk. The wait for (2) was approximately 45 minutes. When you get there, be sure to walk inside and put your name...More

Thank TravelNurse123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On vacation in San Francisco, we tried ths place last week. Service was good. The place is a bit crowded and loud. Food came out in a reasonable time and was hot. The beignets were overcooked. Medium dark brown exterior. Their consistency was a bit...More

Thank nashvegas11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was exceptional. We were seated promptly and ordered a beignet to try. It came out quickly and it was warm and delicious with a touch of sweetness. We then ordered the French toast for myself with the butter pecan spread and an omelette for...More

Thank Alyssa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brenda's French Soul Food is a delight! The Beignets are reason alone to venture there - great food, fantastic service, vibrant atmosphere!

Thank Debbie D
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30 September 2017|
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Response from fredyt3 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that there is a "best time" as reservations are not accepted but whatever the wait may be, it is worth it. If possible I would suggest planning your visit and include up to a 45 minute wait. Of course... More
Marsha P
17 July 2017|
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Response from Chygrl | Reviewed this property |
We went in evening, so I'm not sure. Sorry
Tanya W
26 January 2016|
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Response from Maureen H | Reviewed this property |
No reservations. There is a chalk board where you sdf your first name and number in party to the list. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102-3328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-345-8100
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