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BrainWash Cafe & Laundromat

Laundry Service and Café
SoMa, San Francisco
  • James M.
    "Brain on Drugs is easily one of the best Breakfast Sandwiches"(4 Tips)
    Cedric R.
    "The Burger of Doom is amazing."(2 Tips)
    Julian G.
    "One of the best breakfast spots (no need to do laundry)"(21 Tips)
    Abe T.
    "The coffee and home fries are some of the BEST I've ever tasted"(17 Tips)
115 Tips and reviews
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  • James M.
    James McKaySeptember 13, 2016
    Brain on Drugs is easily one of the best Breakfast Sandwiches that I've ever had.
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyMarch 24, 2016
    Washing options are correct and you can grab you breakfast in the 22 minutes you wait for your clothes:)
  • S D.
    S DudleyMarch 12, 2016
    Finally, a laundromat that pays attention to basic human comforts. It's clean, cozy, not overpriced, and the cafe in front is a huge plus.
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterNovember 5, 2015
    Comedy open mic here is nice. The host is super supportive and it's all pretty low key.
  • Nathan R.
    Nathan RhoadsSeptember 26, 2015
    Best pancakes in the city. Near perfection.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MorelandSeptember 12, 2015
    The salads are ok
  • Emily H.
    Emily HiltonSeptember 6, 2015
    The breakfast burrito was pretty bomb
  • Sophyan J.
    Sophyan JulioJune 14, 2015
    Make your own omelette rocks.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RowlesMay 21, 2015
    Coffee, food and laundry all bloody great
  • Ria C.
    Ria CarminApril 20, 2015
    Coffee & Internet. Good work spot.
  • Sahar A.
    Sahar AMarch 30, 2015
    And fyi, if you want to drink EtOH you need to sit inside or outside along the windows, but not next to the street/parket. Nice not to tell our friend until after she's sitting outside . . .
  • Sahar A.
    Sahar AMarch 30, 2015
    Sad, no pancakes or french toast after after 11am. Had the Brain on Drugs, egg sandwich - love the nod to the old school PSA . . . but it's an over easy egg, not scrambled. :/
  • colazionearoma
    colazionearomaMarch 4, 2015
    work and laundry. they also have wifi.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BagunçaFebruary 6, 2015
    oh, and btw, if you're using the internet here, i've most likely already owned your laptop.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BagunçaFebruary 6, 2015
    Ever-vigilant doufus employees + do-gooder customers are seriously devoted to their mission of sniffing out junkies and loiterers! Ends up being worse than if the place were a shooting gallery. enjoy!
  • Erik M.
    Erik MoeFebruary 6, 2015
    Best sandwich I've ever ordered at a laundromat.
  • Murat Y.
    Murat YaşarJanuary 31, 2015
    Awesome place for pancakes
  • Joshua Edwin R.
    Joshua Edwin RonadhiJanuary 3, 2015
    The breakfast "Scramble This" is delicious. It's a must to try!
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QDecember 8, 2014
    I wish MY laundromat had a cafe attached.
  • Anthony F.
    Anthony Francisco-MageeOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Go here for Thursday night's open mic comedy.
  • Keith B.
    Keith BarrowsSeptember 25, 2014
    Good place to do laundry have a beer any lunch good wifi good machines dryers not so good .
  • Michelle O.
    Michelle O'RiordanSeptember 14, 2014
    Great place for a hearty breakfast. Go for a scramble with potatoes!
  • Thê-Minh T.
    Thê-Minh TrinhSeptember 7, 2014
    Do your laundry. And have a drink while you're waiting. Or eat. Free wifi as well!
  • Lesley T.
    Lesley ThainAugust 18, 2014
    Breakfast burrito while the holiday laundry gets done
  • Max S.
    Max SklarJuly 28, 2014
    They have coffee, tea, slushies, and beer. Not really a laundry place
  • Conor D.
    Conor DoneganMay 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Strong iced coffee.
  • Ekaterina Z.
    Ekaterina ZhivaykinaJanuary 19, 2014
    WiFi, cafe, good music. Laundromat $2.75 for small-one, $ 4.25 for medium and 5.25 for the biggest-one.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JanssenDecember 4, 2013
    Awesome omelet!
  • Abe T.
    Abe TorricoSeptember 29, 2013
    The coffee and home fries are some of the BEST I've ever tasted
  • Dustin W.
    Dustin WhittleSeptember 28, 2013
    Best laundromat in San Francisco. Good food as well. Random selection on open mic nights for entertainment. Check out the wall to wall quotes in the bathroom.
  • Adam F.
    Adam FoyeSeptember 17, 2013
    New washers are a huge improvement. Always a fun evening for laundry night. Some performances are awkward, but some guy just killed it with a poetry slam history of rap.
  • Song Z.
    Song ZhengSeptember 15, 2013
    Bathroom code is 2500 ( as of sept 15, 2013 )
  • Damjan O.
    Damjan ObalSeptember 7, 2013
    Burger was great, they play excellent music (LedZeppelin!) and there's a laundry next to it. A win :)
  • Kris F.
    Kris FosterJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap beer!? $4 for 2 beers
  • Vernon
    VernonJune 4, 2013
    The kitchen doesn't open until 8 am.
  • Lori K.
    Lori KoberJune 2, 2013
    June 14 2013 => Danielle Ate The Sandwich!!
  • Arvind R.
    Arvind R.May 18, 2013
    went to wash my sheets and blew $10 on washing and drying. overall brainwash is a cool place because of the cafe, but washing and drying seem pretty expensive to me.
  • Song Z.
    Song ZhengMay 6, 2013
    Come here between 4 and 7pm to do laundry. You will get $1 off all menu items, which means free pbr beer.
  • Julian G.
    Julian GonzalezApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best breakfast spots (no need to do laundry)
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SimsApril 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Beirut? Mucca Pazza?
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissApril 4, 2013
    Homely and delicious food, but the wifi never works. If you want great coffee and a place to get things done, head to Radius across the road.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BlajMarch 22, 2013
    Dope eats and a few shots at immortality makes BW the baddest laundromat in this town! They've got Road Show, South Park, & Fish Tales tables, all fer 50¢ a play! You've got tha quarters already!
  • Shane M.
    Shane McSimovMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Such a great scramble, grab a seat outside.
  • keith b.
    keith battleMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    wifi was up and down like a pogo stick on this visit. wouldn't come here to work if I was on a tight deadline. espresso was good, though, and I line the vibe I the space and all the natural light.
  • Paul R.
    Paul RosasMarch 7, 2013
    1440 ... you'll know when you need it.
  • Harley A.
    Harley AlanizFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink beer, setup an EC2 OpenVPN instance and put up with crack heads!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChoateJanuary 28, 2013
    Soy chai latte in the morning please :)
  • Martina E.
    Martina EkmanJanuary 24, 2013
    Surf and Turf salad is horrible.
  • Adam N.
    Adam N.January 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    50% of washers are broken today. Out of almost 20.
  • rob m.
    rob moenJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Employee at brainwash hard at work. Feet up and consistently on cellphone. When approached about broken machines they respond with rudeness.
  • rob m.
    rob moenJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't expect the machines to work. You'll never see those quarters again.
  • Arianne K.
    Arianne KrekelerJanuary 16, 2013
    Get the pear cider!
  • Katie G.
    Katie GaribaldiJanuary 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    "Karneycopia" Acoustic Music Showcase every Wednesday night at Brainwash! 7:30 pm, free entry. Features local live music.
  • Cortney L.
    Cortney LogueJanuary 10, 2013
    Old black lady with the dog is interesting after she's had a few
  • Kidhack
    KidhackDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the cheap beer here, it's the only food you won't get bored of.
  • Brad L.
    Brad LaneyDecember 18, 2012
    Get the breakfast burrito!
  • Adam N.
    Adam N.December 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you love consistently terrible live music, rude hipster employees, and 30-40% of your washing machines broken, this is the place for you.
  • Brommabo
    BrommaboAugust 29, 2012
    They have happy hour between 4pm-7pm. You got a beer for free or a burger for reduce prize.
  • Cedric R.
    Cedric ReuterAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The Burger of Doom is amazing. Daily specials too!
  • Jared K.
    Jared KennedyAugust 11, 2012
    Pinball, while you wait for your laundry to finish it's spin cycle!
  • Siddhartha V.
    Siddhartha VermaJune 10, 2012
    Awesome coffee....!
  • Jess K.
    Jess KilzMay 30, 2012
    Get something to eat before you start laundry here, if you're vegan. Or get some coffee to curb your appetite.
  • Jess K.
    Jess KilzMay 30, 2012
    Get something to eat before you start laundry here if you're vegan. Or get some cotr
  • Ben M.
    Ben McChesneyMay 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Very strong ice coffee it had to be double brewed. Especially on Friday
  • Mitzychan
    MitzychanMay 17, 2012
    Try the Vegetarian Chili - Killer soup is served w/ fresh baguette.
  • Catherine C.
    Catherine ConlinMay 16, 2012
    Their scrambled eggs and sourdough toast are the best ever. My favorite breakfast.
  • Francesco F.
    Francesco FoguApril 21, 2012
    The atm machine doesn't work with international credit cards
  • Lukas M.
    Lukas MartiniMarch 25, 2012
    The Brain Wash Salad is great!
  • Lawrence S.
    Lawrence SinclairMarch 19, 2012
    1133 is washroom code.
  • Jeremy
    JeremyMarch 18, 2012
    The burger of doom lives up to its DELICIOUSNESS!!!
  • Jeremy
    JeremyMarch 18, 2012
    The burger of
  • Lawrence S.
    Lawrence SinclairMarch 14, 2012
    6451 is the restroom door code.
  • Mari R.
    Mari R.February 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great concept. Sometimes the change machines are all broken. The staff seem
  • Phil J.
    Phil JeudyJanuary 20, 2012
    Have a breakfast and do a laundry in the same time...possible!
  • Clay R.
    Clay RobesonJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Eggs Benedict - Hollandaise and Tapatillo may be my new favorite flavor combo.
  • Kenta D.
    Kenta De SchecterDecember 30, 2011
    cappucino and sanwicdh upper @ The Ladies Room an all-female
  • the Zachness
    the ZachnessDecember 3, 2011
    Eat early, they think 8:30 on a Friday is a good time to close the kitchen.
  • Idan B.
    Idan BenaimNovember 14, 2011
    Free wifi and good breakfast.
  • Kelsey A.
    Kelsey AversOctober 4, 2011
    Their Thai iced tea puts me into true hyper mode.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SmithiesSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    99c per pound wash and fold!
  • Purple
    PurpleSeptember 14, 2011
    I wish there was a place like this where i live!
  • Nick K.
    Nick KinlingSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Coffee served in pint glasses
  • Kirsten M.
    Kirsten MuetzelAugust 26, 2011
    Fish and chips are surprisingly good. And you can bring your dog to do laundry. Come for brunch on a sunny day, sit outside to eat and feel productive while doing laundry!
  • Ivan R.
    Ivan ResnikoffJune 28, 2011
    Brain on drugs sandwich is killer...try it works like a charm!
  • Audrey W.
    Audrey WattersJune 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Free WiFi but only one power plug (at table on the little stage)
  • Soraya D.
    Soraya DarabiMay 26, 2011
    Try the Breakfast Sandwich - A San Francisco treat. Ask for the version with Canadian bacon and tapatio sauce.
  • Hirokazu S.
    Hirokazu SatoApril 4, 2011
    The crispy fish tacos are a must try!!
  • F
    FMarch 29, 2011
    The people here are total douchebags, staff and patrons. Avoid at all cost!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MDMarch 22, 2011
    Last wash at 8:30pm but come earlier cause everyone else has the same idea.
  • Ceej
    CeejMarch 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The brain on drugs egg sandwich is awesome.
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicMarch 10, 2011
    Hosts two stand-up nights a week; Wednesday night is The Ladies Room an all-female open mic night that starts at 8:00.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HardyFebruary 27, 2011
    Nice place to do laundry... Rude staff.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McKeonFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Teriyaki Burger, large Thai Iced Tea.
  • Ceej
    CeejJanuary 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The Brain on Eggs breakfast sandwich is amazing.
  • Greg C.
    Greg ChoyDecember 30, 2010
    kitchen doesn't open until 8am
  • Fiona T.
    Fiona TangDecember 20, 2010
    Try the Flatiron Chicken Sandwich (via Foodspotting)
  • Walter D.
    Walter DucciniOctober 25, 2010
    Have been going here occasionally for almost 3 years as I work close. It only gets worse. Staff seem to hate their jobs, food is mediocre and generally overpriced. There are better places in the area.
  • Holly L.
    Holly LabusSeptember 16, 2010
    So good for my coffee habit and studying needs
  • mami m.
    mami maliSeptember 9, 2010
    HH between 4 p.m and 7 p.m . Draft beer for $2.50 !
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PowellJuly 29, 2010
    Get the toast. It's amazing
  • v
    vAugust 27, 2014
    david bowie te lava la ropa mientras te echas un dirty harry
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