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Al's Cafe Good Food Closed

mariacarmen May 19, 2011 02:23 PM

http://sanfrancisco.grubstreet.com/20...

I never got to go, even when i lived in Bernal. was it any good?

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    suckerpunch Mar 16, 2012 02:13 PM

    It's open again, new owners.
    Same menu, same decor, actually as far as I remember, nothing different.
    But I haven't been there enough over the years to say if its better or worse than it used to be. What I will say is that its a solid if unspectacular meal, that i wouldn't recommend going out of your way for, but if you are in the area, go for it.

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    1. re: suckerpunch
      Atomica Mar 17, 2012 08:01 AM

      It's really overpriced for what it is (greasy spoon) and pretty much always empty. For that type of food, better prepared and a little cheaper, I always go a few blocks north to Mission's Kitchen.

      If Al's could get its act together, they would be packed on the weekends.

    2. susancinsf Mar 15, 2012 06:33 AM

      Al's is open again, possibly new owners?

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/838994

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      1. re: susancinsf
        mariacarmen Mar 15, 2012 08:03 AM

        hmmmm.... well, it doesn't sound like the food is worth running right over for.... but thanks for the update.

      2. Cynsa May 22, 2011 07:21 PM

        We'd sit at the counter, counting how many of the film stars we could identify and enjoy our breakfasts in the good company of the staff - we're all relics of a bygone time

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          bigwheel042 May 19, 2011 11:57 PM

          Only went once. For an old-timey greasy spoon experience, it was solid enough. Not really my style though (my loyalties are permanently with Irma at Pastores down the block for when I need breakfast around here).

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          Pastores Restaurant
          3486 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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