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Arlequin Cafe & Food To Go

Arlequin Cafe & Food To Go

(Now Closed)
Café, Wine Bar, and Dessert Shop$$$$
Civic Center, San Francisco
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  • PureWow
    PureWowMay 23, 2017
    A secluded garden tucked away from all the shopping in Hayes Valley, this is a primo spot to go for a mid-afternoon glass of vino, baguette sandwich and total privacy. Read more
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 14, 2013
    One of the most overlooked/underrated patios in all of SF, this Hayes Valley eat spot's back end is shaded by trees and lush green plants. Perfect for enjoying an iced tea. Or beer. Read more
  • SFist
    SFistJuly 22, 2016
    One of the most tranquil oases in the city is the lush, secluded patio in back of Arlequin and Absinthe, off Hayes. Any given day you can grab a glass of wine in and take it to the back garden. Read more
  • Marine S.heart icon on user image
    Marine SergentMarch 31, 2018
    Cosy coffee with charming outside area. Oatmeal and Homemade Granola were great, they also have a lot of options for lunch.
  • Brigitte B.heart icon on user image
    Brigitte BieyroMay 11, 2018
    The patio is great, but often crowded. Expect to do some hovering for a table in nice evenings.
  • Christine W.heart icon on user image
    Christine WuJanuary 18, 2015
    Comfy cozy atmosphere - a lovely breakfast spot. The breakfast platter was savory goodness; especially liked the caramelized onion that came on the potato.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarnesNovember 2, 2013
    One of a handful of tranquil patio coffee shop SF work locations, nicely sheltered, not insane traffic or noise levels. Oh & great coffee too. If you need other liquid inspiration, there's Absinthe.
  • Anton G.
    Anton GaddiMarch 29, 2019
    Good food & wine at reasonable prices. When with friends, get a bottle of wine from their wine store next door, order the cheese platter & sit at the back patio (near the heat lamp in cooler weather).
  • Benson B.heart icon on user image
    Benson BleierMarch 18, 2016
    Upscale breakfast burrito, sub the pork for bacon -- super tasty. Also, the garden in the back is beautiful!
  • SFGate
    SFGateMay 6, 2015
    At Absinthe's more casual sister restaurant in Hayes Valley, the mac & cheese is made with a blend of three cheeses: Gruyere, Grana Padano, and aged cheddar. Read more
  • Eugene K.heart icon on user image
    Eugene KimNovember 26, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Really underrated spot to grab a glass of wine, or split a bottle w/ minimal corkage fee with friends. They have decent wi-fi so not a bad place to do some work during the day.
  • Mohit S.heart icon on user image
    Mohit SAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The All-day Breakfast Burrito is exactly what you want when you wake up at 11 and miss the breakfast window, but still want breakfast. Grab a coffee to go with it and enjoy the patio out back.
  • SFist
    SFistMay 5, 2015
    If the weather's right, it's a perfect date spot. Not to mention that you've got easy access to food at the wine bar's full lunch counter. Read more
  • Joel C.
    Joel CorpusAugust 29, 2012
    Could possibly be one of my favorite cafe's in San Francisco. Free wi-fi and a fantastic outdoor area. Food, coffee and baked goods are pretty spot on. Nice wine bar next door as well.
  • Joycott
    JoycottDecember 2, 2013
    Love this little cafe! It's so inviting, and the best place ever to get some work done on a laptop over the perfect cup of coffee. Make sure to check out the patio!
  • Liza P.heart icon on user image
    Liza PAugust 10, 2015
    Secret garden in Hayes Valley! Get a bottle of wine to share, and a lamb burger and have it all at one of the rickety tables in the garden.
  • Lori K.heart icon on user image
    Lori KoonceSeptember 30, 2012
    If they are available, you've got to try the Chocolate Cherry Cookies. It's almost like someone smushed a cordial cherry and added just enough flour to keep it from being a mess! They are the best!!
  • Jessica @.
    Huge selection of wine at all prices even as low as $13/bottle. Pours by the glass available, but get a bottle ($5 corkage) and sit outside in the patio. Best deal!
  • Amy W.heart icon on user image
    Amy WiddowsonSeptember 25, 2014
    Great place to grab a light lunch (side of ratatouille is more than enough) and a glass of wine while you work. Lovely staff and yummy munchies.
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    VicMay 19, 2016
    one of the most beautiful patios in the center and a quite wide variety of wines..Nice,quite place to have some coffee or sth to eat.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 21, 2014
    One of the city's best back gardens. Nibble on dangerously good brioche doughnuts or pretzel croissants paired with a bottle of rosé from the wine shop. Read more
  • Steven P.heart icon on user image
    Steven PetersonAugust 12, 2016
    Great place to have a coffee and work, although the wifi was spotty when I was there.
  • Russell Allen E.
    Russell Allen EsmusOctober 2, 2014
    try the goat cheese and kale pesto pastry, it's really good. the back patio is the place to sit if you have a friend with you.
  • Gunnar A.heart icon on user image
    Gunnar AasenFebruary 27, 2017
    Grab a glass of wine and enjoy the large peaceful garden in the back. They even set up heaters on chilly afternoons.
  • Caro S.heart icon on user image
    Caro SchieferMarch 20, 2017
    Great place! Good food. The arlequin sandwich is great. Just nice to hang around the entire day and sitting in the sun.
  • Tom C.
    Tom CardenJune 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For those based at mid-Market it's nice to find an excuse to head into Hayes Valley. Arlequin does great sandwiches, salads and tasty baked things. Also wine, if there's time.
  • Sara T.heart icon on user image
    Sara TaylorJune 14, 2017
    Gorgeous patio seating - perfect for enjoying some coffee or wine. Lots of delicious food to choose from as well.
  • Nelson E.heart icon on user image
    Nelson ElhageDecember 16, 2015
    They will happily sub your choice of veggies for the meat in the bagel sandwich. Try it on an onion bagel with tomatoes+spinach!
  • Ozlem B.
    Ozlem B.G.August 18, 2013
    Backyard is heaven but beware of your order as it might come different than you ordered. Yet, the service guys are great, they offered a cookie for constellation.
  • Nipun S.heart icon on user image
    Nipun SachdevOctober 24, 2015
    Indian spiced lamb burger! You can't go wrong with that! Get it!
  • Lea D.heart icon on user image
    Lea Dessi-OliveJanuary 31, 2015
    Patio is awesome, worth coming even if it's for a little bite. No gluten free bread but have some salads, and egg options
  • Natasha W.
    Natasha WApril 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Outside seating plus a bottle of wine from next door makes for a great brunch setting. Five dollar corkage fee for purchased bottles.
  • Farshid K.
    Farshid KetabchiMarch 16, 2013
    Part of the Absinthe group, Arlequin has one of the best back yards. The food isn't bad either. Good imported wine collection in its attached shop.
  • Jenn D.heart icon on user image
    Jenn DavisOctober 15, 2012
    The roasted beet and apple salad is delicious! Add a refreshing ice tea to round out the meal
  • Scott O.
    Scott O'BrienMarch 23, 2014
    breakfast burrito is solid as a brick but im sure very good for you...grab a spot in the garden for vitamin D
  • Rachelheart icon on user image
    RachelJuly 19, 2017
    Lovely garden and decent food too but increasingly a victim of its own popularity. Be prepared to wait and wait for a seat.
  • Wilson F.heart icon on user image
    Wilson Favre-DelerueOctober 26, 2017
    Decent breakfast/brunch/lunch fare. The lovely terrace is the real attraction here.
  • Sabina B.heart icon on user image
    Sabina B.January 19, 2016
    The chocolate cherry cookies are beyond delicious
  • Bérengerheart icon on user image
    BérengerMay 12, 2015
    Great coffee and pastries. The patio on the back is amazing when the weather is nice!
  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 12, 2010
    One of the few cafes that has restaurant quality food, the shrimp po' boys sell out quick and the Cuban sandwich with pork confit is fantastic. Read more
  • Adrianne S.
    Adrianne SteichenDecember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If the weather is nice, sit out back in the garden patio. Check out the attached wine shop before you leave.
  • Keith F.
    Keith FoxeMay 18, 2010
    When in Hayes Valley and need a place for a casual meeting -- this is it. Solid wireless network, great french fries, the croque arlequin (their take on Cr. Monsieur) and Cuban sandwiches are fine bi
  • mylifeisgorgeous
    mylifeisgorgeousOctober 23, 2011
    With its surprising hidden patio inside the block, having a home-made sandwich for lunch in this little snackbar is a must.(+1) 415 626-1211 Read more
  • Sravanti T.heart icon on user image
    Sravanti TekumallaOctober 19, 2017
    The loveliest outdoor patio and good coffee. Crowded in the evenings, but a great spot!
  • Matt R.
    Matt RichardsonAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorites: breakfast burrito, meatball sandwich, espresso brownie. The back patio is lovely.
  • Dmitri S.heart icon on user image
    Dmitri SkjorshammerSeptember 6, 2014
    Good coffee and WiFi but beware of the pigeons in the back patio. They will attack your food the moment you leave it.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WetzlerNovember 29, 2012
    Great place for an informal business meeting. Lots of tables including an outdoor patio!
  • Helio M.heart icon on user image
    Helio MedeirosJune 19, 2017
    Beautiful place. Great music(the cure). Good food. You should try
  • Kyle M.heart icon on user image
    Kyle MinorOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    For real: the staff here is so so so so great. Even on grumpy days they're, nice, so be nice to THEM. OK?
  • Ryan W.heart icon on user image
    Ryan WarnerAugust 6, 2014
    Their homemade donut things are delicious. Their breakfast sandwich is pretty good as well.
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