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May 19, 2011 02:23 PM

Al's Cafe Good Food Closed

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

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  1. 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).

    Pastores Restaurant
    3486 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    1. 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

        1. re: susancinsf

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

        2. 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

            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.