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Red Door Cafe
Today 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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1608 Bush St San Francisco, CA 94109
1608 Bush StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94109
(415) 441-1564
$$CafeToday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 1:00 pmTuesday ClosedWednesday ClosedThursday ClosedFriday 11:00 am – 1:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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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2 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
3 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
10 months 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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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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Katherine Robichaud
a month 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
10 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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April Chu
11 months 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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Jenny Chan
a year ago
Definitely a place you must come to at least once - especially if you live in the Bay Area! Read the other reviews to get an idea of what to expect, but if you are in the mood for a harrowing adventure, come down to meet the flaming gay owner who expects you to follow his written rules to the T in order to score a spot in his small restaurant (which only seats 10 at a time). The food is pretty good too! Tad bit on the pricey side, but hey, I think you are paying for the experience. Be prepared to be hit on (if you are a cute guy), or rehearsing what you will say to him to try to win his affections, and to pretend you love creepy trolls to get in.
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