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Cafe Madeleine

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43 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94108-5803
+1 415-362-1713
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07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a quick coffee, delicious pastry, or just the right salad for lunch, try Cafe Madeline on O'Farrell. My go to stop for a morning coffee or quick lunch. Staff is always friendly and food is consistent.

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Thank bkrodz
austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Yum Yum Yum. Get the lemon bombe!! We bought 3 desserts and sat out and people-watched while walking around San Francisco. One block over is Irish Times and they serve breakfast until about 1pm. So we had our breakfast dessert at Madeleine. A real treat, only $6 per sweet. They also have gorgeous sandwiches.

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Thank texastravelAustin
Venice, Florida
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Omni Hotel so we walked to this little restaurant, simply because our granddaughters name is Madeleine. Yummy!! Very cute inside we both had coffee and a pastry and both were great! We simply ran out of days, otherwise we would have been back. I asked if they would sell me a few cups and bags... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We went there for our second breakfast of the day after we did the mistake to order first at the Bio cafe just up the street, and let me tell you what a difference this place is from that dump of a Bio cafe. This is a quick, yummy place for a good cup of coffee or a breakfast sandwich.... More 

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Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The most friendly staff we encountered in all of San Francisco. The grilled cheese, tomato soup, bbq pork sandwich, and special turkey pesto sandwich were all delicious. The pastries looked beautiful and delicious but we were too full to try any. Dine in or take away available. Reasonable prices for good quantity of food.

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

This little gem is outside of our San Fran office location, so makes it a quick stop for breakfast or lunch. It has daily specials which get you through the line faster like the express sandwich of the day - prosciutto n cheese with garlic aioli on a French baguette. Yum! Amazing pastries and cookies. The only reason I did... More 

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Thank Dawn C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Staying at the Four Seasons and decided to venture out for breakfast rather than pay the Seasons exorbitant in-dining prices. Had the spinach and goat cheese quiche. Very good. There's a few bar stools to sit down, but it's primarily a to-go place. Also had the cappuccino; excellent!

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

This place is off the beaten path and not a chain. The lattes were great and their food is exceptional. Had the banana walnut bread and it was dense, moist and full of flavor. Looking forward to visiting again!!

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Saint-Tropez, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Easygoing coffee bar / lunch as well - far away from the milky-drained chain coffee shops. Les petits aiment les madeleines...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Got pegged as a local with my take-away cup from here. Great brekky spot in the city. Worth a look for a bagel and a coffee. Some space to sit but mostly for takeaways

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 11
Cuisine
Cafe, American
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 18:00
Thursday
07:00 - 18:00
Friday
07:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94108-5803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-1713

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

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