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Universal Cafe

The tiny Universal Cafe, outfitted with industrial-grade metal and wood gear, is one of those San Francisco cafes used with remarkable efficiency. A bentwood bench runs the length of one wall, with tables spaced along it. A tiny marble bar looks over the open kitchen. On sunny days and warm nights, outdoor tables fill up out front. It is a friendly, handsome scene populated with friendly, handsome people. Weekend brunch is pure pleasure, with dishes that go above and beyond the ordinary. At dinner, it often includes a grilled steak, well-composed salads, salmon, risotto, and pasta. The romance factor is high at Universal Cafe, where the crowd is couples or pairs of couples.

2814 19th Street (Bryant St),
+1 415 821 4608
Opening Times
9am (11.30am Fri)-2.30pm Fri-Sun only, 5.30-9.30pm (10.30pm Fri/Sat). Closed Mondays.
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