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American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and New American Restaurant$$$$
Nob Hill, San Francisco
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  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerAugust 10, 2016
    A locals' (and neighborhood) favorite, Olea serves up delicious (albeit pricey) brunch dishes to the crowds Friday–Sunday, including their popular challah french toast.
  • Adam F.
    Adam FAugust 10, 2014
    While the line does take a long time on a Sunday, it's the same no matter where you go in SF. Pork sandwich was super tasty and soft. Make sure to head over to 'Contraband' for a coffee while you wait
  • SFGate
    SFGateSeptember 26, 2014
    Although there are plenty of wonderful options at this quaint eatery, the french toast is a must. Often called "the best" french toast in SF, stop by Olea for a leisurely brunch. Read more
  • Gui S.heart icon on user image
    Gui SeizFebruary 13, 2018
    Custard. Filled. French. Toast. Do it. (The full order comes with three, the half order with one - always get the full order instead of two halves)
  • Meghana D.heart icon on user image
    Meghana DharJanuary 20, 2013
    The challah French toast is the thing to order here, but don't miss out on the veggie omelette (w brown rice) and the fresh squeezed orange juice. Grab a contraband coffee while you wait for a table
  • Adam F.
    Adam FlemingAugust 24, 2013
    If menus were albums, Olea's is "Breakfasta Greatest Hits - No Substitutes". Without reservation the best French Toast I have devoured. Literally every item on the short, immutable menu is a winner.
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    Chay ChinsethagidDecember 18, 2016
    Chilaquiles was amazing. The place has a nice ambiance and was perfect for a Saturday morning in San Francisco.
  • jonathan g.
    jonathan gettingerJune 17, 2012
    While the eggs baked in a cazuela with tomato sauce, steamed farro spezzato, diced Niman Ranch applewood smoked ham and basil-almond pesto is a tried favorite, try the "challah custard toast".
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    NanaMay 8, 2016
    The challah is ridiculously good. A bit pricey for French toast $14.75 but it's so filling for two😋 it's a bread with custard filling what's there not to like 🤔
  • Fernanda D.heart icon on user image
    Fernanda DudetteOctober 12, 2013
    Great cozy place, excellent service, the menu is kind of small but that's because everything on it is delicious. Try this place and recommend it.
  • Robin M.
    Robin MehnerOctober 13, 2014
    Try the french toast with strawberries. Simple but very delicious. Best french toast I've ever had too.
  • Lana C.
    Lana CriggsJanuary 10, 2015
    Restaurant is closed until at least Jan 23 (a car crashed into the building). Check their website to see when they reopen.
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SegersinApril 22, 2012
    Watch the chef in the kitchen. He makes everything with this quiet happy reverence. Like he is bathing a child.
  • Priya S.
    Priya SaiprasadDecember 12, 2012
    I cannot stress how truly delicious the Challah French Toast is in mere mortal words. Please order it to experience sheer bliss in every bite.
  • Joanna
    JoannaFebruary 6, 2013
    if the French toast are on the menu (I believe they may be seasonal), GET THEM! they are delicious and you will not regret it.
  • T Z.
    T ZAugust 5, 2017
    fantastic OJ. french toast is good (this is a photo of a "half" order). corn cakes meh
  • David ☕️ K.heart icon on user image
    David ☕️ KleinAugust 7, 2014
    Get the Blue Bottle french press. Make sure you show up early on the weekends.
  • Natasha B.heart icon on user image
    Natasha BrittonSeptember 5, 2017
    Try the cazuela! The French toast is by far the best I've ever tasted 😍
  • James N.
    James NgoSeptember 10, 2012
    Try the scrambled eggs on rustic roll with tomato slices and bacon - cage-free eggs, tomatos, bacon on acme bread roll
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris StephensAugust 2, 2015
    The steak is a well balanced well thought out meal. Don't confuse this with a plate from a steak house.
  • Takeshiheart icon on user image
    TakeshiSeptember 28, 2014
    Best Cazuela in the city, must try.
  • daniel c.
    daniel chenAugust 23, 2014
    French tosay really good also the tomato egg stew cazuela delicious
  • Jose P.heart icon on user image
    Jose PalomaresDecember 8, 2013
    Try the French toast and the cazuela, pretty much their signature dishes for brunch
  • Johnny L.
    Johnny LeeMarch 28, 2013
    Everyone talks about the Challah French Toast. They're right.
  • Sean T.heart icon on user image
    Sean TraynorApril 16, 2016
    The challah french toast and huevos rancheros are fantastic!
  • Apurva M.heart icon on user image
    Apurva MehtaJanuary 13, 2014
    Get the scrambled eggs on rustic roll & challah French toast!
  • Brad T.
    Brad TDecember 22, 2012
    I hate to jump on this bandwagon but yea, might be the best f.toast I've ever had. Well done Olea!
  • Rachael L.
    Rachael LynnMay 12, 2012
    The French toast is amazing. Chef makes his salsa from scratch daily & it's superb.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinSeptember 11, 2018
    Used to love this place but recently didn't enjoy. They had zero salads and zero vegan options. I had the salmon tartine and it tasted somewhat stale.
  • Natalie K.heart icon on user image
    Natalie KNovember 15, 2015
    Challah French toast - out of this world.
  • Dena N.
    Dena N.July 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing Challah French toast!
  • Michael N.heart icon on user image
    Michael NicholasSeptember 24, 2017
    Pleasant atmosphere. Good food and service.
  • Amy J.
    Amy JSeptember 11, 2012
    Try the scrambled eggs on rustic roll with tomato slices and bacon
  • Sabina B.heart icon on user image
    Sabina B.September 1, 2014
    The baked eggs are fabulous
  • Jonathan V.
    Jonathan VuFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch: egg sandwich! Don't deliberate. Just do it!
  • Jane B.
    Jane Bulnes-FowlesSeptember 20, 2013
    Overpriced wine ($15 for a glass of Kendall Jackson?), but great (and practically underpriced) entrees. It just feels weird to be charged $15 for a mediocre glass of wine and $17 for great duck breast
  • Ludwigheart icon on user image
    LudwigAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    If you leave without eating the challah custard toast, your life takes an irrevocable turn for the worse.
  • Natasha B.heart icon on user image
    Natasha BrittonApril 9, 2017
    French toast was insanely good
  • ashley t.
    ashley tevatiaNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Challah French toast. Best. Thing. Ever.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammOctober 10, 2016
    Delicious brunch spot
  • Bec S.heart icon on user image
    Bec ShayneJuly 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best French toast in the city
  • Ben F.
    Ben FunkAugust 10, 2013
    Get the French toast. No question.
  • Phil C.heart icon on user image
    Phil CalçadoAugust 16, 2015
    Rushed service, the pork scramble was bland. Good organic oj
  • Lisaheart icon on user image
    LisaAugust 7, 2014
    Get the french toast
  • Evelyn G.
    Evelyn GDecember 5, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    The chocolate pot de creme is fantastic - many layers of flavor. Order 2 if you have more than 3 in your party - they're small. Read more
  • Giovanna J.heart icon on user image
    Giovanna JonesFebruary 22, 2016
    The BLT is too big to eat!
  • M S.
    M SFebruary 5, 2017
    Cazuela. Chicken sausage.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChandlerApril 6, 2014
    the French toast is the business
  • Derek C.heart icon on user image
    Derek CollinsOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the fresh, hand-squeezed orange juice!
  • Sammie
    SammieJune 27, 2012
    Terrific french toast ♥ syrup.
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