In 1953, Buena Vista Cafe served San Francisco the first Irish Coffee it had ever tasted. There is a rumor that it was the first one ANYONE had ... More
Buena Vista Cafe
In 1953, Buena Vista Cafe served San Francisco the first Irish Coffee it had ever tasted. There is a rumor that it was the first one ANYONE had tasted. Almost fifty years later, it makes an estimated 2,000 Irish Coffees each day, packing the old mahogany bar (and its consistent queue) primarily with Fisherman's Wharf tourists. The view, which encompasses Ghirardelli Square , The Cannery , the Wharf, and much of the Bay, is amazing.
Love Love Love the Buena Vista! I am not a fan of Irish coffee however I am a fan of the BV's Irish coffee. The breakfast is fantastic as well! Located just a block from the wharf and just across the street from the Cable car turnabout!
This place is great. Excellent food. Friendly service. Watch out for the flying napkins! A coworker recommended this place. I felt so dumb because I had NO idea that the Irish Coffee had whiskey in it. I took a BIG chug and HELLO! The Irish Coffee was great but at 8:00AM on a Saturday morning was a bit much. jeje! =] Great place to take family and friends.
I've had many Irish Coffees - never outside the U.S., but a lot. The Buena Vista makes the best Irish Coffees, by far. Even if you are not a whiskey drinker, you'll love their drinks. They make their own whiskey and you can buy a bottle to take with you. Good luck trying to make a coffee drink taste as good as theirs - it's impossible. Definitely give it a try if in the area.
the Buena Vista on a Saturday morning is the best breakfast in the city. And you should not skip the Irish Coffee to go along with your waffle or pancakes! A must if you're ever in the beautiful city of San Francisco!
Home of the Irish Coffee in America and they're still great. The food is a good with nice portions, but that's not why you come here. This is mor of a Pub than a cafe. There's a great atmosphere, with views of the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable car turn around, and tourists scurrying between Fisherman's Warf and Ghiradelli Sqaure. More importantly, this is a friendly place where tourists can meet locals. With tight quarters, lots of people, and large round tables; former strangers will usually share tables and swap stories. We sat with people from Seattle on their way to Arizona, later a couple on a day trip from San Jose joined us. Not a place for a quiet drink, socializing is the order of the day here.
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