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Dottie's True Blue Cafe

28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
+1 415-885-2767
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
“cornbread” (128 reviews)
“pancakes” (201 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-1602
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

The big problem with this place is that you it is hard to choose what you want to eat. That is a quality problem. The good part is that you can't go wrong no matter what you choose. I recommend that you get there at...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank TravelingBbusFun
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

It was the worst experience in San Francisco. First, the pancakes were bitter and not eatable. But the worst is when I informed the waiter about it she said “and so what”. Needless to say my bill incuded the pancakes. I will never go there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TatianaN454
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Best breakfast we had in San Fran. A bit of a queue (non weekend - I wouldn't even think about it on a Saturday!) but friendly service, great food and it's a lovely place to have a late breakfast. Yum.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Heidbummer
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The hype here is real. We waited about half an hour to get a table. The line was out the door but we came pretty early so it could've been worse. Warning, there are a lot of weird homeless people hanging out/walking around outside of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Aggie S
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Got there around 9:30 and waited in line for over an hour for a table of 5. Food was great, although I don't know if it was worth the wait. Make sure your entire party is there or they won't seat you, which I was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank M3rkat
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The place is okay. Before 9 am there aren't any line, so come early. The guy showing us to our seat seemed like he hated his job. However, the other waiters were smiling and were friendly. It is an old diner, but I still don't...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank msdk89
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

If you want to try an authentic place to have traditional American breakfast this is a very good choice. Lots to choose from. All is homemade. The place is popular so be early. Opens daily at 7.30 am. Close to the Tenderloin but we did...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HeleneGustafsson
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

My 2nd visit here since they moved to the South of Market. I really don’t like the alleyway where most of us end up lining up for 45 mins to get in the street cleaning machine drive by and washed the street. But someone needs...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chartreuse
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This place looks small on the outside, and like nothing much, but inside there is some great eats! The portions are huge & the lines get long quick! We went on a weekday around 9am and only had to wait about 15 minutes. Pancakes were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

After reading several reviews it is clear the food is going to be plentiful and good. We were concerned about having to wait for a long time to be seated based on lots of reviews. If you go early enough, before 8:30am, it isn’t a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank krwilden
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Response from 51briannev | Reviewed this property |
I would assume about 7a.m. If that's your goal. The area is not the greatest there are a fair amount of homeless hanging around in the area. I felt more comfortable being in a bit of a crowd and not being the only one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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