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Just For You Cafe started out in 1990 as a little bitty diner on 18th Street in Potrero Hill, a sleepy neighborhood on the east edge of San Francisco. We had two tables and a countertop that sat a dozen folks elbow-to-elbow. The place was always packed with patient customers eager for some good home-cooking, even if it meant waiting 45 minutes for Sunday brunch at the one table we had that could seat four people…

In 2002, we moved to our current location in Dogpatch, a gritty little neighborhood of old Victorians, warehouses and factories at the foot of Potrero Hill, just a few blocks from the shipyards of San Francisco Bay. We’re located right off 3rd Street — the old main route into San Francisco — and you can look up the road to see the new ballpark, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team.

We’re known for having some of the best breakfasts in the whole Bay Area. And recently we’ve added lots of new favorites: more Cajun and Louisiana cooking, more Mexican specials, and a whole bunch more lunch options, including delicious daily specials. But you don’t have to believe us; read our reviews.

We can seat a lot more folks more comfortably now too, and as usual, there’s plenty of parking (for bicycles and cars) and great weather on this side of town.


It’s always been “slow food” to us.


Our white, wheat and cinnamon-raisin bread is baked right here, with no additives or preservatives. And our rye bread is from the fine folks at Acme. Our chicken-apple sausage, prosciutto, and ham are made with no artificial preservatives by local charcuterie Zoe’s Meats. We never cook with trans fats. Delicia Foods creates a custom-blended seed oil just for us. We hand-cut kennebec potatoes to make our french fries and home fries.


We serve fresh fruits & vegetables (never frozen or canned) and buy organic whenever the price allows. Our seafood is mostly caught locally and purchased fresh each day from Royal Hawaiian Seafood.


Our eggs are fresh from local producer Petaluma Farms, where the hens are free to roam and are fed organic grains. Our hamburgers are made the way hamburgers were meant to be: from 100% fresh ground chuck. And you thought we were just slingin’ hash!


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Susan Spicer, of New Orleans’ Bayona and Herbsaint restaurants, has published her first cookbook! Just For You’s owner, Arienne Landry, apprenticed under Ms. Spicer at Savoir Faire while in culinary school in New Orleans. (Look for it at Omnivore Books, a food lover’s bookstore in Noe Valley.)

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