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24-hour food joints in San Francisco

gillianw Sep 6, 2007 11:45 AM

Does anyone have suggestions for the best 24-hour food in the San Francisco area? This could be diners, bakeries, street food, even sno-cones -- as long as they're serving til the break of dawn, I'm interested. The wackier, the better. Also, any alternatives to greasy diner food? Thoughts?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: gillianw Sep 6, 2007 11:58 AM

    Naan 'n' Curry (O'Farrell branch).

    Some other 24-hour places I haven't tried, reports on many of them in the archive:

    All Star Cafe
    Baghdad Cafe
    Cafe Mason
    City Cafe
    Island Cafe (Thurs.-Sat. only)
    King's Diner
    Lori's Diner
    Lucky Penny
    Mel's (some branches, Fri.-Sat. only)
    Orphan Andy's
    Pinecrest Diner
    Silver Restaurant
    Van Ness Bakery & Cafe
    Video Cafe

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      gillianw RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 6, 2007 12:30 PM

      Great suggestions, Robert! Do you have any opinions on Van Ness Bakery? I had trouble finding it online.

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        Robert Lauriston RE: gillianw Sep 6, 2007 12:34 PM

        I don't have opinions on any of those except Naan n Curry. Haven't been to most and the others I haven't been to in years.


        Van Ness Bakery & Cafe
        1122 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

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      HunterJay RE: gillianw Sep 6, 2007 12:05 PM

      I've always noticed that for a big city SF doesn't have a lot of late night options (back here in CT we have a 24 hour diner in nearly every city / town).
      I know the Grubstake is open until 4am every night, but not 24 hours (and trust me, the later you go, the wackier it gets).

      1. bbulkow RE: gillianw Sep 7, 2007 01:50 AM

        Mr Lauriston's list is nearly exhaustive, but I believe Happy Doughnuts on the corner of 3rd and King serves sandwitches 24 hours a day, along with the doughnuts.

        OP also requested "SF area" - the only one I know is Niko's at 23rd Ave in Oakland, near the freeway. I can't *recommend* it, but if we're making lists....

        1. BernaDiva RE: gillianw Sep 7, 2007 02:30 AM

          For some reason, I thought that the O'Farrell location of Naan N Curry had moved.

          If you feel like driving out to Colma, the Colma Cafe at the Lucky Chances Casino is open 24 hours - they have a huge menu of Filipino and Chinese food.

          1. Robert Lauriston RE: gillianw Sep 7, 2007 10:27 AM

            I didn't list Happy Donuts because I didn't know they had anything but donuts.

            I think the O'Farrell Naan n Curry moved a block, from 478 to 336 (ground floor of the Downtown Center Garage)?

            336 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              shortexact RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 7, 2007 05:53 PM

              Yep, that's the sort-of-new address.

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