Cafe Jacqueline

1454 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
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  • SFGate

    Considering two souffles make a meal at the most romantic restaurant in North Beach, this dessert is really almost a main course. So ethereal, and so balanced between tart and sweet. Read more

    SFGate · 5 days ago
  • Nico P.

    "There's no place like Cafe Jacqueline, not just in SF, but anywhere. Jacqueline is the Jiro Dreams of Sushi of soufflés, from lobster or white corn-ginger-garlic to lime or Grand Marnier." Read more

    Nico Pitney · December 21, 2014
  • Chris B.

    Amazing souffles ...Take your time there given that it takes an hour to cook your souffle but it will be worth your time *_*

    Chris B · September 23, 2014
  • Pancrazio

    This is a unique place. Jacqueline prepares soufflé, one by one. One of the best places to go in SF.

    Pancrazio · August 30, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Cafe Jacqueline as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
  • Kristy C.

    Dessert soufflé!

    Kristy Chow · June 5, 2014
  • Shirley L.

    Definitely order the strawberry soufflé if it's in season! Takes an hour, so be prepared to have some wine or coffee if you're not planning to order a full meal beforehand.

    Shirley Liu · May 31, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    Cafe Jacqueline is a tiny all-souffle restaurant made for a romantic night out. Your meal will be bookended with one savory and one sweet souffle.

    Serious Eats · April 21, 2014
  • Malte G.

    Favorite place in SF. She's been making 50+ soufflés a night for 35 years here now. So she knows what she's doing. Also, if in season do get the strawberry soufflé.

    Malte Goesche · April 20, 2014
  • Tez A.

    This is a hidden gem. A French soufflé restaurant in North Beach. No website. No Facebook page but amazing food, service and atmosphere. Best birthday ever.

    Tez Anderson · April 13, 2014
  • matt k.

    Strawberry and prosciutto mushroom soufflés were amazing. The seafood one were also good, but less so.

    matt knox · March 24, 2014
  • Jeanne L.

    Be patient. Takes a bit so be with interesting people.

    Jeanne Levy · March 23, 2014
  • NorthBeach U.

    Try the chocolate souffle - it’s divine! Tip: take an Uber in North Beach for FREE (up to $20) anytime between now until Saturday 12/20/13 using the promo code NorthBeachSF. (Excludes TAXI). #NBSF

    NorthBeach U · December 18, 2013
  • Liz L.

    Thank Chef Jaceuline for your meal- but she doesn't like her picture taken :)

    Liz Lee · November 9, 2013
  • Alice M.

    Amazing mushroom and chocolate soufflés!

    Alice May · July 29, 2013
  • Hetal G.

    For veggie lovers... Ask them to make you an asparagus, cilantro, tomato and garlic soufflé! Delish!

    Hetal Gandhi · July 7, 2013
  • Jeskia L.

    Peach souffle is awesome

    Jeskia La'bella · May 11, 2013
  • Malte G.

    There is basically nothing you could order that is not amazing.

    Malte Goesche · February 23, 2013
  • Ernest N.

    All savory soufflés here are cheese based. Dairy adverse patrons be aware.

    Ernest Ng · January 7, 2013
  • janet y.

    Don't have appetizers this will make ur meal last 3 hrs. I m not kidding.

    janet yu · October 18, 2012
  • William S.

    Best white chocolate souffle. Ever.

    William Sie · September 16, 2012
  • Natalie L.

    order wine to while away the hour you'll wait before souffles are served ... while you're waiting, venture to the backyard restroom (as an excuse to glimpse Jacqueline w/ her toque & basket of eggs)

    Natalie Lin · September 3, 2012
  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best French Restaurant In 2012, it’s hard to imagine the effect that dishes like boeuf bourguignon and ratatouille first had on Americans. How… Read more

    SF Weekly · May 31, 2012
  • Jim K.

    The restaurant can get very warm and they can't leave the door open or it affects the oven or souffle or something, so wear something cool.

    Jim Knickerbocker · April 29, 2012
  • Fernando T.

    If you are coming on a weekend, try to make a reservation the day before. It's at it's busiest on weekends and it's a really small place.

    Fernando Toledo · April 8, 2012
  • Jessica C.

    eat the dessert souffles slowly, the powdered sugar makes you cough

    Jessica Chan · December 5, 2011
  • Jessica C.

    there's only one Jacqueline, so be prepared to wait. loved the strawberry souffle.

    Jessica Chan · December 5, 2011
  • Natalie S. C.

    Caviar, figs wrapped in prosciutto, Dubonnet and a lovely partner = LOVE!!!

    Natalie S. Coles · November 27, 2010
  • Kevin H.

    The crab souffle cannot be beat

    Kevin Hybiske · May 14, 2010
  • baris a.

    Great souffles with a glass of Sauternes!

    baris aksoy · December 15, 2009
  • Shadi M.

    Every course is a souffle! Love it...want to try it..but I heard it can take a while

    Shadi Mehraein · July 23, 2009
  • James Y.

    Order a souffle, any souffle. They are sublime. Start with a savory and end with a sweet one. You can't go wrong. Be prepared to eat for at least one hour, so avoid awkward dates.

    James Yu · March 29, 2009