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Rose's Cafe

2298 Union St, Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3902
+1 415-775-2200
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“breakfast pizza” (13 reviews)
“polenta” (12 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2298 Union St, Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3902
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had hoped the owner of Rose's Cafe had read my review back in January for constructive advise. I went again with a party of 7 . The maitre d was the same guy as before, (Jesse) I said with a welcoming smile Hello, To...More

1  Thank hbuzz111
Laurie T, Owner at Rose's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sir/Madam - I'm sorry you felt unwelcome and had a bad experience. We have discussed this review with our staff and management, who all work hard and try their best. We'll continue to try to provide a welcoming dining experience for our guests. Thanks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hit the spot after a long weekend of partying. Scrambled eggs and spinach with mozzarella cheese was wonderful! Homemade pastries and breads added to the experience. Simple comfort food. Lots of options. Nice neighborhood setting. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Thank duffman2014
Laurie T, Owner at Rose's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback! We have recently made a chef change so nice to hear positive feedback on the food.

Reviewed 13 May 2018

Good food and good service. I had Yukon Gold Potato Hash with Mushrooms, Onions, Cheddar Cheese & Poached Eggs, which was very delicious - my friends sandwiches from he menu that they really enjoyed. It is a cozy, friendly restaurant - and a great place...More

Thank Mary F
Laurie T, Owner at Rose's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your feedback! We recently made a chef change and its nice to hear positive feedback on the food!

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Went for breakfast/brunch, the is cute and has nice decor (had fresh flowers throughout the cafe). The staff is very friendly and efficient. We were impressed that the cafe offers Jo Malone hand soap and diffuser in the bathroom (which is very nice). We ordered...More

Thank CecilieMy
Reviewed 2 April 2018

this is our second time here... last time the breakfast pizza was great, but too much food. This time, a couple of other dishes, and very enjoyable. outside tables have heaters, a must for SF.

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We had an outrageously delicious breakfast. The coffee kept coming as well. The atmosphere was fun and comfortable. Outside seating is available. Our server was a bit slow in getting to us. Once she realized we were one of her tables, all went smoothly and...More

Thank MissMem
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Once upon a time in SF, Rose's Cafe on Union st in the Cow Hollow district was the spot for breakfast / weekend brunch. It was unique way back when , to feature a breakfast pizza. Their decor was trendy for the time. The service...More

1  Thank hbuzz111
Reviewed 7 January 2018

The cafe has its charm, but the food is really average. We ordered a turkey sandwich, hash brown with spicy cauliflower... the sandwich was bland and tasteless. Hash brown was ok. The café au lait is a total,failure, no coffee taste, just milk and coffee...More

Thank Cymtl
Laurie T, Owner at Rose's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Hi Cymtl, I'm sorry to hear about your experience. This is definitely not what we want our customers to experience. Thank you for your feedback. Can you tell me the day/time you were in? I'd like to follow up with my team. Best, Laurie

Reviewed 27 December 2017

We stay near Rose's when we visit San Francisco twice a year. We haven't enjoyed the loud, trendy, over-priced restaurant scene on Chestnut Street but we have grown attached to this Cow Hollow neighborhood gem. The interior is attractive but not up to the minute....More

Thank melipen
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

This is a charming little restaurant in Cow Hollow area of San Francisco. If you are looking for breakfast pastry you will find beautiful ones here. Try a breakfast pizza for fun. They are cooked in a pizza oven. The pizza here has a very...More

Thank Tony C
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful
backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to
the Marina. Originally the location for the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose
remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much
of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a
world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a
jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2298 Union St, Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94123-3902
  • Public Transportation: 22 Fillmore
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighbourhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-775-2200
  • E-mail
A favorite in the Cow Hollow neighborhood, Rose's Café is a hangout for locals who bask in the sun at sidewalk tables, duck inside for a cappuccino, or stay for a leisurely lunch or dinner. Many customers are regulars who frequent our pretty bistro-café that offers table service and deliciously consistent food - Italian fare created using organic local produce, fresh seafood, humanely raised meats, and free-range poultry. Rose's artisan bakers bake a daily selection of pastries, desserts and breads. Menu highlights include: pizzas, daily soups, and house made pastas.
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