Dottie's True Blue Cafe

Breakfast, American, Comfort Food
$ $
28 6th St (at Stevenson St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 885-2767
7:30am - 3:00pm
7:30am - 3:00pm
7:30am - 3:00pm
7:30am - 3:00pm
7:30am - 4:00pm
7:30am - 4:00pm



  • Don't come here! It's awful! (Okay... is the line gone? Truthfully, one of the best breakfasts in town! Don't miss it.)
  • Waiting in line can be both entertaining and scary
  • Arrive at 7:30 AM or 2:30 PM. Ignore the menu on the table. Order one of the specials on the whiteboard.
  • Go solo for a short wait!
  • Try the avocado, tomato, scallion, jalapeno + feta frittata with toast and potatoes - its not on the menu but its amazing!
  • If you are single you might be seated earlier sometimes, skipping the line as they call for "singles"
  • Try anything there. It's all good. You have to wait a bit to get seated. But, I assure you it's worth thewait.
  • Order from the white board not from the menu.
  • order the chilli cornbread with jalapeno jelly
  • A brunch place. If you hate usual brunches, then you'll love Dottie's, where you get actually interesting food. Thick french toast, potatoes that aren't just filler. Go at 2:30.
  • Blackberry whiskey coffee cake was on the white board. Words...should've...sent...a...poet...
  • Get there early to avoid the lines, and order the house-made cornbread with japapeno jelly. Sinatra and Ella on the radio make the meal feel all the more glorious.
  • if you get the pumpkin whiskey crumb cake be ready because its really big.
  • The line is not a lie. Go early or don't bother.
  • The host and his boss will fight you to the death to make sure you don't waste their electricity to charge your phone.
  • Pro Tip: get the food for to-go, skip the line and save an hour.
  • Blueberry pancakes can be substituted for an extra dollar!
  • The line? You have to earn a dining experience here by waiting 30 mins to 1 hour. By the end of your meal, you'll be willing to wait a lot longer for another go. The BEST brunch in SF.
  • Come here with a good friend or two and share! You really want to order as many things as possible. The pancake is huge (also delicious) so ordering just one should suffice.
  • Be prepared to wait in line for an hour if you go during prime time. But it's worth the wait.

Nearby places

66 Mint Plaza (at Jessie St)
865 Market St (btwn 4th & 5th St)
333 Post St (btwn Powell & Stockton St)