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Darren's Cafe

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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2731 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1203
+1 415-673-3345
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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London, Ontario
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Needed a place for breakfast, service was excellent. Great coffee. Meal was a great value with more than enough on the plate.

Thank whstang92
Meridian, Idaho
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147 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was raining and a Friday morning and pretty empty when we got there. Previous reviews were spot on. Food was great, one even had their char broiled prime rib for breakfast and they rocked it. The Bay Area omelet was fantastic. Prices are best in the area. A definite go to straight across the street from Fishermans Wharf.

Thank Johnny-O_1964
Workington, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

interesting Menu very busy café. at the weekends there is often a line to stand in to be seated. Lovely breakfasts. Noodle bowls and other Vietnamese style food. Quick service, slick and efficient, not overly friendly, but gets the job done. Toilet leaves a bit to be desired.

Thank thwaiteman
St Albans, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Just dropped in when keeping our eyes open for a place to have breakfast. Service was excellent and it was good to be able to watch each of our breakfasts being freshly prepare,

Thank boxstergirl
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I passed by this cafe walking to and from Pier 39 and decided to stop by. It's a fusion of US/Vietnamese/Chinese food. I only wanted a snack so chose the French toast. The menu seems quite extensive and staff friendly. Prices are good. The only thing I didn't like was the weird smell but this might simply have been due... More 

Thank GlendaN56
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited here after getting a breakfast recommendation from our concierge at the hotel.. SO HAPPY that we did! Our server was friendly and very attentive and the food was amazing. Delicious eggs Benedict (I had veggie & my husband had a bacon one) and the country potatoes were perfect, crispy on the outside and soft on... More 

Thank Haley C
Wollongong NSW Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Came here not expecting much but we were won over. So good we came back the next day. Good menu, good portion sizes, speedy service, we can really recommend this place. Lots of patrons but no waiting time - we were a large group including an infant but we were accommodated without any problems. Definitely give this place a go.

Thank LesDeralinga
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We found sanctuary here during the lunch rush, when every other reasonably-priced place by the Pier told us to wait for over 30 minutes. It was pretty busy here, but the service was very fast and the food was tasty. 9/10.

Thank Srinidhi M
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289 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I walked pass this place a few times and noticed that it was always packed. A good sign. We had breakfast here today. Even as busy as they were our food arrived fast and hot. Eggs, omelette and french toast , everyone liked their food. We will be going back tomorrow for breakfast also.

Thank Randy F
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The only bad thing I can say about Darrens is they close too early and wish they served dinner. Clean and casual. We found this spot for lunch on day 3 of our 5 day trip to the Warf. We missed the 4th day because we taught they were open til 4. Then visited again on the 5th with that... More 

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2731 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-3345

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

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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