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Red Door Cafe
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1608 Bush St San Francisco, CA 94109
1608 Bush StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94109
(415) 441-1564
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Monday ClosedTuesday ClosedWednesday ClosedThursday ClosedFriday 11:00 am – 1:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 1:30 pmSunday 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
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A cozy European style cafe with inspired breakfast and lunch fare. Menu includes, Panini, Croque Monsieur, French Toast and breakfast Quesadillas. A tiny hole in the wall with a retro vibe.
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European-inspired dishes are available in a cozy setting with a retro vibe.- Google
"I've never spent $25 on food and coffee for myself at brunch."
"Red door cafe is a bastion of mediocrity."
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BouchB91
3 months ago
My friend and I were denied service to this horrendous place because we were polite and wanted to let the people in front of us go in first. This place should be shut down for allowing such intolerable behavior to exist. I am sure if Ahmed was denied service to a restaurant he would file discrimination charges against the owner. I think this place should be shut down. Not for the outlandish decor or the vulgar menu item names but for the autocratic owner. I believe that people will tire of this place quickly. Next!
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Nate Coffing
5 months ago
Red door cafe is a bastion of mediocrity. The stage is set with horrendous customer service framed with third tier entertainment and finally the most important part the actors are pathetic renditions of cuban food. The only surprise at Red Door is how truly bad it is. I can't say whether Ahmed was having an off day or whether he's the most miserable chef in San Francisco, but when your jokes are as stale as 3 month old bread and your highlight dish resembles an Egg mcMuffin with less taste and extra garnish its time to look for new career opportunities
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Michael Romano
a year ago
In a city of corporate chain restaurants & hundreds of other local restaurants spending a small fortune on marketing-- essentially trying to convince you that they can nourish your soul & give you a unique San Francisco dining experience-- the Red Door is the real deal. The owner invited us in like family (it's a small place & he turned a few people away), fed us the best food we had in San Francisco (Havana tacos & Oreo french toast for the win), & thoroughly entertained us (haven't laughed so hard in ages). It was absolutely the highlight of our San Francisco trip. Go with an open mind & an empty stomach. This place is fabulous.
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April Chu
a year ago
You hear all the hype and to be honest it's ok. I wasn't that impressed with the food and you do get turned away by the owner if you drink a coffee cup from Starbucks or not being dressed right or look his part. Prices were definitely expensive in my mind. I've never spent $25 on food and coffee for myself at brunch. I'm ok not coming back
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Katherine Robichaud
3 months ago
I've never been so happy in all my brunch days as this. The food was truly made with love, the owner/chef has a beautiful personality, and the dollhead decor is weirdly awesome. I can't wait to go back.
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Molly Reisman
11 months ago
The Red Door Cafe is like vitamins for my soul. When I'm feeling down, going there picks me up. I LOVE the Havana tacos and I ADORE AD. It's a great San Francisco experience for those who are open to it. If you want to go to a quite spot and be left alone, this place isn't for you--it's more about the group dynamic. It's very small (maybe 14 seats), so be prepared to wait in line, but I promise you, it's worth it. The a magical place that can brighten your day. (Note, they only accomodate groups of two or solo diners).
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Robert M. Munroe
a year ago
KEEP AN OPEN MIND. That is the best piece of advice I can give to anyone visiting this place for the first time. Be patient and leave your expectations at the door! I promise you, it'll pay off. This is an experience you won't soon forget! The people on here who left one star reviews, were just going out for brunch. The Red Door Cafe is SO much more than brunch! The owner of RDC is also the head waiter, head chef and host. He CREATES a dining experience that is difficult to describe and sometimes, difficult to tolerate. His talents may be more accepted in the Castro but, that would be too easy. That's not his style. He makes food with great effort and he expects effort from his guests in order to fully enjoy his creations. It's a little more work than the average diner is looking to invest but, you get out of it just what you put it. Just remember, it's not just food, it's an adventure.
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Vivian Hoang
a year ago
I get that people come to Red Door for the experience, atmosphere or the crazy humor. But I seriously don't get what all the hype is about. FOOD Honestly, the food was bland and overpriced. The entrees are larger versions of the small or medium loads plus extra "bells and whistles" according to our server. The so-called "bells and whistles' consisted of garbanzo beans, a few berries, and a couple slices of fruit. We tried 4 different entrees. Not very share-able, even though we told them we wanted to do family style. Not worth it, IMHO. SERVICE Super slow. Not once did they check on us or refill our water. I get that there are only a couple of waiters, but the place is tiny and there are only about 5-6 other tables. Come on. I doubt I would ever come back.
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