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Cove Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Cafe
434 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2020
+1 415-626-0462
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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434 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wandered the Castro looking for somewhere to eat and was welcome in her by a nice lady who was very chatty. Sat outside and the view opposite is the Castro Theatre - very cool. Service was average in terms of speed, but great in terms...More

Thank LadyMooMcr
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I came during the week for brunch whilst in the Castro area. The vibe was friendly and relaxed, the service was fast and efficient and the food was ok (a bit too All-American for my tastes but that's no reflection on the quality). What I...More

Thank WorldTravla7
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Been years since I have gone to the Cove and was totally disappointed. Service was ok. Price was way out of line for the quantity and quality of the food. The photos are not what they currently put on the plate. There are a lot...More

Thank Glennbrian
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is my must go to place when in the city. Classic American Diner with a twist. Staff are extremely friendly and the kitchen produces consistent quality. Greek Salad is excellent and the Creative range of Eggs Benedict: Classic; New York: California; Louisiana; Denver add...More

Thank cross182
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

My favorite local breakfast place for more than 20 years. I love this place. It has the friendliest service, and is the best example of American classic diner food left in a city overrun by pretentious restaurants. If you are visiting and want to eat...More

Thank kwine
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Worst country fried steak I've ever had and I'm 53 so that says a lot. Bloody Mary was ok though. But for $14 that country fried steak was tough and tasted like chemicals. The hash browns were mushy and seem like they were made from...More

Thank Patrick U
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We got here just before the rush on a Saturday morning. It is a busy cafe right on the castro street strip opposite the theatre. It was fast friendly service and the food was good. I think the staff can be a bit stretched when...More

1  Thank Peterinl0nd0n
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Unfortunately, I have to agree with some of the previous reviewers who pointed out how incredibly rude and condescending the staff of this cafe is. While at first it seems like a authentic little cafe, it quickly changes when the owner (a lady called Solange)...More

Thank TheMorzy
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I have been to the Castro many times - but somehow never went to Cove Cafe. Dropped in there last night for dinner and it was awesome. The atmosphere is very neighborhoody and you can feel the (gay) history of the place and the neighborhood....More

Thank rupi3000
Reviewed 4 May 2017

It was the worst experience I had in a restaurant in my life. An old man who I think is the owner of the establishment came to us in a rude way, demanding that we decide soon.That's what we did and we did not eat...More

Thank Mauricio S
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-0462
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