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Nook Cafe

Nob Hill
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1500 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3114
+1 415-447-4100
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Stamford, Connecticut
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It isn't a big restaurant but it's or fancy. plain tables, some internet users, a meeting place, we've met some interesting people there.

Thank Jmc5606903
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A nice little hole in the wall to duck in and enjoy a good cup of coffee on a rainy afternoon. The sandwhiches looked good, so we decided to have lunch too. We both expected a little more flavor, but overall good.

Thank cootiebugg
Brookline, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I love coming here when visiting San Francisco because I feel like a native. This is a neighborhood place with a casual vibe. The food is fresh and the service friendly. I've been here for breakfast, lunch, and an end-of-day snack and glass of wine over the years. I've been happy each time. There is no pretension here, just good... More 

Thank ExecutiveNomad
Aarhus, Denmark
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

After a climb up an down chinatown, this little treat, is a great spot for a rest and a coffee, and perhaps a sandwich. Loads of local with laptops, working, studying or even dating? Take it all in over freshly brewed coffee.

Thank OlemCopenhagen
London, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a small corner cafe and looks attractive from the outside. It is on the corner where the cable car passes by and we had spotted it from our various trips on the cable cars and decided to break our journey there one day . It has a small local feel to the place and like your custom is... More 

Thank JPY
Prior Lake
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My mom and I ran into The Nook when we were exploring San Francisco, wonderful breakfast but was not impressed with our coffee drinks... She had a hot chocolate and I had a chai tea and they both tasted more like water than our drinks.

Thank antanner
San Francisco Bay Area
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305 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

We were wandering around Nob Hill area looking for a lunch option. We wanted the right options on food, outdoor seating, and not to long a wait. We saw the Nook from across the street, I was initially negative as their signage says cafe/ wine bar....with the wine bar telling me to try elsewhere. But we walked over to check... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We found this cafe a few blocks up from the very interesting cable car museum and we had lunch a second time en route to the Van Ness House. Good salads and sandwiches and baking. Only complaint was due to the free wifi it can be difficult to get a table: lots of singles sitting for ages with a coffee:... More 

Thank bramble40
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

A great cafe with amazing staff right on the corner for the cable car to fisher wants wharf! Amazing healthy choices and superb drinks, only tried for breakfast but apparently evenings are just a s good.

Thank Steve B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

A really nice we cafe, only popped in for drinks one evening and had planned to return for food at some point but never made it. Had already had food that evening but had real envy at the plates that were coming out for diners. Guys were friendly and helpful.

Thank durkit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-447-4100

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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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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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