Dottie's True Blue Cafe in San Francisco, CA

Dottie's True Blue Cafe

 April 27, 2009  16 Comments  52730 views





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28 6th Street San Francisco, CA 94103


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    Monday, April 27, 2009
    We enjoyed Dotties. It took a long time to get seated, but we figured it was worth the wait. While we were waiting, a man walked right in and broke in front of everyone who had been waiting. When one lady customer said something to him, he shouted curse words at her and was promptly seated. Pretty tacky. But the breakfast was tasty. :o)
  2. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    Where can I find Dotties recipe for their Vegan Chili?
  3. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    If this is the "new" location, Id hate to see the old. 1st attempt was a Sunday late morning, line was around the block so we decided to try again the following morning early before leaving town. Place holds true the third "D" in DDD not because of the restaurant, but due to location. We arrived at just before opening at 7:20 am to witness approximately a dozen of SF's homeless harassing the 10 or so customers waiting outside. We decided to wait in our car till Dottie's opened its doors and seriously considered driving off.... Once inside, the decor was unique and much to our relief, we felt safe inside and staff was friendly. On to the food.... yes the food was everything you heard. The four of us tried a variety of items, my favorite being the black bean cakes and eggs. Had to try a little of the jalapeno jelly with the cornbread. Was unique and tasty. Get there early unless you don't mind waiting and don't be surprised to be harassed by the homeless while trying to enter. Was it worth it? The food: YES but would not go again because of the problems out side. If they make it safer for customers waiting outside, I would definitely go back
  4. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    We ate here for breakfast while we were on vacation.  IT'S AMAMZING!  The pancakes are a must.  It isn't in the best part of town but not too bad!  The price is a little high for breakfast but you get your moneys worth.
  5. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    Blueberry pancakes were awesome! We waited about 10 minutes for a table at 8am on a Monday. Don't let the neighborhood scare you, the folks are harmless.
  6. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    The wait was long and there were some scary homeless people hovering around, but it was SO worth the wait!  Such a quaint place, loved the fact that the kitchen was open and you could watch everything being prepared.  The butterscotch french toast was awesome!  I'd go back in a heartbeat (but not at 10 on a Sunday.)
  7. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    Came across dotties on the way back from a day of sight seeing while on vacation last week.  we only waited for about 15 minutes at 2:00.  great service, great food!
  8. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    The inside is what gives this place its character! You missed out on a great BF, and just so you know the homeless have nothing to do with the place!!!!! Kudos to the owner for staying there and bring life to the side of san francisco which is neglected. The food is great you missed!
  9. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    I go here every chance I get, and it is GREAT!! worth the wait. Although I always get up at 6 am so I don't have to wait, so I guess I should say worth to miss sleep!  I love love their pancakes, and do not forget to get a pastry they are GREEEEAT.  I really like their special board, it is very different. they have chocolate chip french toast (to die for!)
  10. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    antastic burger and country potatoes for lunch. Besides being a great tasting burger, it was hands down one of the best buns I have had on a burger. Enjoyed one of their many great bakery treats for desert as well. The Staff was friendly and extremely attentive to the needs at our table. The host even know how many orders my waiter had to take before he would be at our table.
  11. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    Good food and worth the wait!! It was so good I woke up dreaming of the blueberry pancake so I made my way back before I left. The waiter actually remember me from my first visit!
  12. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    Great food and a lot of it.  Go for breakfast and get there 30 min before it opens(7:00 am).  We ordered from the specials and got our food quickly.  Food and service were both very good. 
  13. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    If want breakfast fare that is little more inventive than just your regular pancakes, bacon and eggs, this is the place to be.  I'm not a big egg fan, and practically inhaled an entire 3-egg omlet, as the addition of lamb fennel sausage and goat cheese just couldn't be passed up on.  Their hash browns are amazing, and their homemade bread is to die for.  If I lived in San Francisco, I would be here very often!  Word to the wise, on a weekend, get there early!  We went Sunday and got there at 7:40 (they open at 7:30), and waited about 45 min.  They only seat 40 people.  But the food was well worth the wait!
  14. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    They were busy, but was seated after 5 to 10 mins. They took my order quicky and my food was was out in 10 minutes. No need to add any condiments, the food was perfect. Best breakfast in the country!!!!
  15. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    In all of my 70yrs this is the best breakfast place around the bay area that I have ever been to. The atmosphere is eclectic,service prompt wait staff frenzied yet polite. The food is plentiful,organic with all the breads home made.Everyone is crazy about the blueberry corn pancakes but, for me its the plain pancakes and the southwestern eggs.If you want to watch you waistline they will gladly substitute fresh fruit not your hard melon and mushy apples, I'm talking about kiwi,blueberries cherries,sweet melon and much more. The short wait was well worth it every time.A word of caution, while waiting out side mind the pigeons...DON'T LOOK UP 
  16. Anonymous
    Monday, April 27, 2009
    I visited Dottie's a few weeks ago, located in the middle of San Francisco. We waited in line for awhile, surrounded by homeless, asking for money. The homeless were sleeping on cardboard outside. After being seated I made the mistake of asking if they had rootbeer floats, and a got a rude comment about how they don't have them. The service was slow. The inside was cluddered with tacky magnets on everything and old pictures of pinup girls, dating back to the 50's. We finally bought a couple sodas and left. 


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