Dottie's True Blue Cafe

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28 6th St (at Stevenson St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 885-2767
Breakfast, American, Comfort Food
$ $
Mon–Tue, Thu–Fri: 7:30 AM–3:00 PM Sat–Sun: 7:30 AM–4:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • 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.