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The Buena Vista Cafe
Today 8:00 am – 2:00 am
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2765 Hyde St San Francisco, CA 94109
2765 Hyde StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94109
$Restaurant, Irish Restaurant
Irish Restaurant
Today 8:00 am – 2:00 am
Monday 9:00 am – 2:00 amTuesday 9:00 am – 2:00 amWednesday 9:00 am – 2:00 amThursday 9:00 am – 2:00 amFriday 9:00 am – 2:00 amSaturday 8:00 am – 2:00 amSunday 8:00 am – 2:00 am
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Opened in 1916, this corner spot serves its signature Irish coffee alongside American staples.- Google
Featured by Zagat
SF's Best for Irish Coffee
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Eric Hubbs
in the last week
Very charming place. Famous Irish Coffee. Everyone shares tables with strangers which is kind of fun, but could be awkward. Nice professional staff who have all been there for decades.
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Kata Rina
4 months ago
Surprising to me there were many families with kids present the day. I went to have an Irish coffee, as I was told they are the best there. My friend invited me and we found a table all the way in the last corner. Which might have been the problem with the long wait for a server? But it mattered not! The Irish coffee as I was told I found out was true is fantastic.
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JR Curley
2 months ago
The Irish Coffee is like none other - literally! Old school vibe in the best way, the food is hot, good, and comes with no pretense. Great mix of locals and tourists, if you've never had one of their famous Irish Coffees and your in SF - then you have to go to The Buena Vista!
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Vasu Nigam
2 months ago
The Irish coffee here is amazing. They introduced the concept of Irish coffee in US. We had breakfast here (corn beef hash and Mexican omelette) and both of these were pretty good as well.
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Stanley Lee
3 months ago
I revisited the Buena Vista for the first time in probably 15 years on a cold SF night. Had a hot Irish Coffee to warm me up. It tasted so good I was thinking,"Why have I been away for so long?" Great view, great bar, historic building, a real mix of a crowd...everything I like. So, I came back with my wife for an early Sunday breakfast. What a perfect morning- eggs, toast, bacon and an Irish Coffee with an enjoyable view of the water. I'm taking all my visitors here from now on. But, arrive on the early side to get seated right away.
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Samantha Berg
3 months ago
The original Irish Coffee! Can it really be beat? I mean obviously, the Buena Vista isn't where you go for food. You go for the irish coffee and for the fun of being at an SF institution. That said, I always have a good time here. The staff is incredibly nice - last time I was here I had injured my foot and the waitress brought me a bag of ice and paper towels and everything. Couldn't have been nicer! But really... irish coffees.
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Mariano Lopez
2 months ago
Should have read the review that said this is not the place where you go for food...! I can't quite grasp the idea that many of the high ratings for this diner are based on just an Irish Coffee. So please, if you've read this far and you're not into coffee, avoid this place. The food is just terrible!
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David Carr
6 months ago
Huge tourist spot that is famous for it's Irish Coffee and trust me, these guys have the method down. The bartender was making 10-15 Irish Coffees at a time and handing them out like the Red Bull girls on the street! Jameson is the preferred whiskey and they are not stingy with it at all. Definitely a place to go check out, but due to the large tourist population, it is consistently packed wall to wall.