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Mercury Cafe

Café, Tea Room, and Coffee Shop · Lower Haight
201 Octavia St (btwn Lily St & Page St), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Hours:
Open until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.3/10

Based on 163 votes

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    Zach H.
    "decent number of outlets"(5 Tips)
    Emilia F.
    "... (Password Feb 2016: coffeeandpie)"(3 Tips)
    Lindsay W.
    "The vegan lentil soup is delicious!"(5 Tips)
    Mimi K.
    "Their home made organic strawberry scones are amazing."(8 Tips)
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  • wifi
  • coffee
  • outlets
  • scones
  • sandwiches
  • new parklet
  • coffeeandpie
  • free Wifi
  • red lentil soup
  • chili
  • vegan food
  • orange juice
  • good for a quick meal
  • casual
  • music
  • kombucha
  • everything bagels
  • pies
  • mochas
  • organic food
  • Pam ☕️ O.

    Serves De La Paz espressos And single origin coffee pour-overs.

    Pam ☕️ O · 2 days ago
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  • Emilia F.

    Gaze at the Ben Eine letters across the road and enjoy a delicious coffee and good wifi (Password Feb 2016: coffeeandpie)

    Emilia Flockhart · 4 days ago
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  • Stephanie Y.

    The scones live up to their hype! Pair it with a dirty chai.

    Stephanie Yeung · December 14, 2015
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  • Opal K.

    Amazing Turkey Chipotle Sandwich. Great spot to study or do work, free wifi.

    Opal Kale · October 28, 2015
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  • Janice L.

    The coffee is mediocre (go to Ritual or Blue Bottle up the block) but the food is good and the parklet outside is excellent. Favorite parklet in SF.

    Janice Li · September 4, 2015
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  • megan

    Nice neighborhood spot. Good bagel sandwiches and coffee. Wifi is s-l-o-w though...

    megan · August 11, 2015
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  • Dave C.

    Ordering a bagel with avocado is jewey and californian at the same time

    Dave Cummings · May 5, 2015
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  • Jennifer O.

    Fresh scones are really delicious and they make a wonderful tea latte.

    Jennifer Orr · March 14, 2015
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  • Bastian K.

    Cute, little, spot. Got some vegan cakes and cookies too!

    Bastian Koell · February 16, 2015
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  • Crew

    Plenty of outlets. Super fast Wi-Fi. Password: coffeeandpie Read more

    Crew · December 4, 2014
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  • Josh C.

    The turkey sandwich was really great. Generously topped with turkey and packed with delicious simple flavors.

    Josh Campoverde · November 22, 2014
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  • Malcolm O.

    Good music, food, coffee and pie! (and wifi "coffeeandpie")

    Malcolm Ong · September 24, 2014
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  • Chelsea L.

    get the granola with yogurt *and* almond milk

    Chelsea LaSalle · September 9, 2014
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  • Bona K.

    Awesome coffee. Friendly staff. WiFi : coffeeandpie 8/2014

    Bona Kim · August 17, 2014
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  • Russell Allen E.

    The coffee is ok, the staff can be hit or miss. They don't offer refills on coffee. The best place to sit and work is upstairs.

    Russell Allen E. · August 13, 2014
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  • Janice L.

    Beautiful new parklets installed recently. It's a great place to spend a morning drinking coffee and watching the terrible traffic patterns at Page & Octavia.

    Janice Li · August 6, 2014
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  • Vatsala G.

    Mercury cafe I loved you so.. But lately the cafe is just coming across as real unclean. Can you please fix the fly situation? Would really like to come back :(

    Vatsala Goel · July 18, 2014
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  • Tara

    Come here equipped with Shazam, these guys have great taste in music.

    Tara · April 28, 2014
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  • Diego T.

    Excellent sandwiches. You can't be wrong here. Enjoy the music :)

    Diego Tzompa · April 20, 2014
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  • Lisa K.

    Homemade pies are delicious. Strawberry scones are also delicious. Red lentil soup is a winner, too!

    Lisa Kondo · April 12, 2014
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  • Jeff W.

    Relaxed spot in Hayes Valley to have an iced coffee and a pastry. Egg dishes are good too. Nice owner, good music, free wifi, new parklet, power outlets, and regular morning crowd. Tip well please.

    Jeff Weinstein · April 7, 2014
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  • Peter

    Spectacular natural light.

    Peter · March 16, 2014
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  • Jonathan S.

    Do not come here if you're in a hurry...they take their time...

    Jonathan Salomon · March 8, 2014
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  • Henrik B.

    The house kombucha is delish! Enjoy one in the sun outside or by the open window on a sunny day.

    Henrik Bjerke · January 30, 2014
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  • Grant H.

    Try the rosemary potatoes

    Grant Helton · October 13, 2013
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  • Lindsay W.

    The vegan lentil soup is delicious!

    Lindsay Williams · October 8, 2013
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  • Amy J.

    Try the Veggie Chili

    Amy J · August 28, 2013
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  • Zach H.

    Friendly baristas, decent number of outlets, fast wifi, and fresh pie + orange juice. Food's delicious.

    Zach Hamed · July 20, 2013
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  • Derek B.

    Great place to get work done but make sure to come early to get a table by an outlet!

    Derek Bender · July 15, 2013
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  • nils j.

    Mortadella on deli roll with chipotle mayo. One of my favorite sandwiches in the city.

    nils janson · July 12, 2013
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  • Gavin S.

    Plays the best music.

    Gavin St. Ours · June 26, 2013
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  • Sarah

    Good food, amazing soundtrack

    Sarah · June 24, 2013
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  • Libby F.

    So lovely on a warm morning with the window open...

    Libby Falck · April 29, 2013
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  • Suzanne H.

    Support the parklet by buying a $15 voucher online!

    Suzanne Holloway · April 16, 2013
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  • Motohiro T.

    Usually the soup is enough for brunch (adding other dish made me so full)

    Motohiro Takayama · April 6, 2013
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  • Ford K.

    Pour over coffee and free wifi.

    Ford Knowlton · March 25, 2013
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  • Tobias K.

    #wifi password "1112223334" (1/2013)

    Tobias Kemper · January 14, 2013
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  • Amanda V.

    Plenty of seating, outlets, and free wifi make this a great spot to work from. Top tunes, too!

    Amanda Van West · December 17, 2012
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  • Ramon S.

    Don't worry if you leave your headphones at home. The staff has great musical taste here.

    Ramon Simms · December 6, 2012
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  • Ramon S.

    everyone mentions the chili, but i can also vouch for the red lentil soup. solid choice.

    Ramon Simms · December 5, 2012
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  • Josh R.

    try an iced chamomile tea for a refreshing treat...

    Josh R. · November 2, 2012
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  • Phil D.

    Avocado sandwich was delish.

    Phil Deschaine · October 24, 2012
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  • Sarah L.

    If you don't want meat or just really love mozzarella, the Caprese sandwich is so so so good.

    Sarah Lane · September 19, 2012
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  • M.G. S.

    I love the everything bagel with cream cheese, tomato, and avocado.

    M.G. Siegler · September 14, 2012
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  • Stephannie D.

    they play the best music here all the time.

    Stephannie Depa · June 29, 2012
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  • Pete S.

    Salame sandwich with fresh mozzarella on the acme deli roll. Yum!!

    Pete Schirmer · June 7, 2012
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  • Caroline

    Wonderful cafe. Decent coffee at a good price, good sandwiches, and lots of natural light for a pleasant work or hangout session.

    Caroline · May 28, 2012
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  • Kyle M.

    Stop what you're doing and order the Pie. Whatever flavor (Apple most likely), it's easily some of THE BEST in town, and I don't say that lightly.

    Kyle Minor · April 15, 2012
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  • Omar K.

    Really really good espresso

    Omar K · January 15, 2012
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  • Eric E.

    That open space upstairs has a table you can sit at. Nice if you want a little privacy.

    Eric Eldon · December 2, 2011
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