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Universal Cafe

Map & Directions 2814 19th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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415-821-4608
  • Brunch, California
  • Sun, Sat 9:30am-3pm, Sun, Tue-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm, Wed-Fri 11:30am-2pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Accepted
  • Street

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SF Weekly's Description

There's something very clean about Universal Cafe, located in the part of the Mission where Potrero exerts a gravitational pull. Despite the industrial accents and workmanlike open kitchen, it's a warm clean, a Shaker clean, full of light and space and tradition. Its seasonal, carefully cooked fare is pure California - dishes like grilled flatbreads with bacon and arugula pesto, hand-cut pasta with leeks and ricotta, and grilled hanger steak with Meyer lemon butter. Brunch is even more buzzy than dinner, a long meal starting with coffee and housemade doughnuts (whatever they are, you should probably get them) and segueing into sandwiches and chorizo hash.

 
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Tips from foursquare

  • Laura G. on 04/25/09

    You can't order wrong at Universal brunch. Standbys include the fruit plate, flatbread, banana bread, any egg dish...and of course, their seasonal bellini!

  • Holger L. on 03/30/13

    Dungeness Crab cakes with poached eggs...are you kidding me!?! So good!

  • 7x7 Magazine on 01/27/10

    Now these are some good french fries...they're #83 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010.

  • cyn k. on 08/16/11

    best brunch in the country. try the fruit plate and the soft scrambled eggs.

  • Benjy W. on 08/21/11

    Everything is delicious, but if I had to single out one item it would be the banana bread.

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