Cafes >Dolores Park Cafe
501 Dolores Street @18th, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411037.763093 -122.387788
Neighborhoods: Mission Dolores (Hub, Mid-Market), Central Waterfront
I want to love my neighborhood coffee shop.... – It's location is supreme- people and dog watching doesn't get any better than on the corner of Dolores and 18th. However, the people who work there are consistently aggrevating in a "cooler-than-thou" sort of way and the food is overpriced. I guess another fun aspect of people watching is that you can sit at the bar and watch a good portion of the other patrons be annoyed by the service too.
A clean, welcoming coffeehouse and lunch spot with a prime location next to Dolores Park. – The Scene
Relax and read the paper or check out the cool black-and-white photographs on the sunny yellow walls. Big windows offer pretty views of the vast green expanse across the street. Many dog owners stop in here on their way to the park, so expect to step over at least a couple of pooches on your way in.
On a nice day, sit at an outside table underneath the shade of the big palm trees and sip an iced coffee, a smoothie or fresh-squeezed lemonade. Enjoy a tuna sandwich (albacore with lots of dill and onion and not too much mayo on whole-grain bread) paired with a big pile of crunchy potato chips, or perhaps a huge Greek salad or toasted "Thai bagel" with cucumber slices and peanut butter. On a cold day, sit in the sparklingly clean interior and snuggle up to a white-chocolate mochaccino.
I recently moved away from San Francisco and my greatest sorrow was losing the Café which I enjoyed morning, noon and night. My days began with the always smiling, familiar staff who promptly served my latte. In the afternoon I grabbed a corner bar stool to enjoy my favorite seitan sandwich with chipotle aioli (which I haven't found anywhere else in the city), a mango smoothie and the sunshine streaming through the vast windows. And each evening my dog would relish the non stop attention from departing customers while she waited for me to get a decaf coffee before we ventured across the street to Dolores Park. Dolores Park Café has existed on 18th Street longer than any of the establishments you featured and is largely responsible for making 18th Street an appealing place for other businesses. I LOVE Dolores Park Café. It is my home away from home
WOW! – If you want to sit in the sun, watch the attractive Castro-Mission crowd, pet a dog, eat a great lunch and truly experience the best of SF, go to Dolores Park Cafe! This is a place that can offer hours of procrastination, a quick stop on your way to work or a simply a welcome break from the Dolores Park beach. The location is perfect, the people fantastic and the food and drink divine!
great place – chai crush! very unique and yummy. tuna salad sandwich - a classic done up in a classic way. i don't like the potato chips but they happily sub fruit (or salad for a bit more).
clientele are easy on the eyes too!
great cafe – Dolores Park Cafe is a great destination for an afternoon with a book or a friend. Tasty breakfasts and lunches. There is no better place to people and dog watch.
A great place for different reasons – Dolores Park Cafe offers many appeals; whether you need a place to study (wi-fi), grab a quick bite, or chill in the sun while slurping a smoothy, I enjoy this cafe for all those reasons plus they have are centrally located. Check it next time you are in Dolores Park or the Mission.
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