Living the San Francisco Dream


Meet Pat, Pat's Cafe, North Beach, San Francisco

Sidewalk art at Pat's Cafe

I've written before about Pat's Cafe, and how much we enjoy eating there, but time flies and it's time for an update. Located at 2330 Taylor Street, between Chestnut and Francisco, this is where I go when a BLT calls me, or some sweet potato fries. Today I enjoyed the Spinach Special Sandwich (spinach, avocado, onions, melted Monterey Jack in pita bread ) - Yum!

This delightful cafe serves breakfast and lunch, and is favored by tourists and locals alike. The good food, easy-on-the-budge prices, the location nestled between North Beach and the northern waterfront, the friendliness of the staff, and the bright atmosphere make one feel at home from the first visit. The walls are decorated with art work by local artists depicting various San Francisco scenes, paintings, photographs, etc. Many of these are for sale, and make nice gifts for yourself or others, a memento of a special "find" in San Francisco.

Pat's Cafe, one art wall

Much of the special feeling here is a reflection of Pat, the owner of Pat's Cafe. Today I'd like to introduce you to Pat, who will tell you more about Pat's Cafe:


 Sometime when you find yourself exploring our city, wend you way to Pat's Cafe - tell her Lottie sent you.

And should you be ready to find your own special place here, whether a full-time residence or a pied-a-terre, let me know and we'll get to work so you can start living your San Francisco dream.




--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 24 commentsLottie Kendall • February 25 2015 09:28PM


Good morning, Lottie Kendall what a great shout out for Pat and her cafe.... and having a recommendation from Lottie Kendall is a feather in anyone's cap....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) over 5 years ago

Good morning Lottie. This is terrific and I want the pancakes now. What a great shout out.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 5 years ago

All of us need to lend our support to the local businesses in our home communities.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 5 years ago

Pat's Cafe is a charming little spot, Barbara Todaro and Pat is charming, too!

Hi Sheila Anderson - I haven't tried the pancakes (yet) but I'm sure they are yummy.

Roy Kelley our local businesses are part of what make our cities unique and delightful - Pat's Cafe is one of them.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

So cool, Lottie. What a great way to network with your market and community. Bravo and I'm sure Pat really appreciates YOU! Would love to see you add a text slide at the end with your contact information and a call to action. You deserve results from these video efforts.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 5 years ago

Pat's Cafe sounds like a great place to eat, Lottie. And you did a wonderful shout out for her.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 5 years ago


Pat's Cafe in North Beach in San Francisco sounds like a great place for breakfast or lunch when your in San Francisco.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 5 years ago

It's always fun chatting with Pat, Debb Janes  and fun to do our little video with all the street noise in the back. I need to learn to add that closing slide -- so much to learn, so little time.

Thanks, @Toni!

Lou Ludwig - on your next visit......

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

Nice shout out for Pat and for Pat's Cafe.....nice video too.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 5 years ago

Hi Lottie Kendall ,  Pat's Cafe sounds like a place I would visit if I lived locally.  Have a great weekend.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 5 years ago

Good morning Lottie. Nice shout out for pat's Cafe. Sounds like a really neat place to enjoy a meal.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 5 years ago

We could have waited a few minutes to get a cable car passing by, Roger D. Mucci, but then it would have been extra noisy.

Larry Johnston - you'd enjoy Pat's Cafe - most everyone does

On your next visit here, Joe Petrowsky - stop in and Pat will welcome you.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

Bravo Lottie: You should have lifetime free lunch and dinner to Pat's Cafe.

You are very eloquent and confident while rendering your interview.


Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) over 5 years ago

Ha! Maria Gilda Racelis - you have no idea how much I can eat We want Pat to be in business another 13 years.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

Lottie -  this is a great local post.  I am sure that Pat really appreciates having you do a video of her story.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 5 years ago

I love these kinds of posts.. it makes San Francisco feel like a place that I could visit and find real people just like at home in Southeast Oklahoma.  I'm a spinach fan myself.. so your sandwich sounds devine!

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 5 years ago

Hi, Grant Schneider - San Francisco is full of great local stories and places like Pat's Cafe in North Beach. Keep her in mind on your next trip here.

Judi K Barrett - I think we'd both enjoy a visit to each other's home turf. You'd find plenty of great people and places here, as I'm sure I would in Idabel.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

 Good morning Lottie. I'm so looking forward to visiting the San Francisco area. When I do, I will look you up. You seem to know that the places to go.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 5 years ago

Thanks Lottie.  I had not been there nor have heard of this place.  I will add to my list of places to try.

Posted by Frank Castaldini, Realtor - Homes for Sale in San Francisco (Compass) over 5 years ago

Be sure to let me know when you'll be in town, Michael Thornton - we have lots of little off-the-beaten-path places you'd enjoy

Hi Frank Castaldini - stop in and say 'hi' to Pat some time, and when you do, tell her you read my blog post . Is your office on Van Ness? I went to the YPN/SFAR presentation there Wednesday evening--great space and a good evening.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

Hi Lottie, what a great post. I love these locl posts and next time I am in SF, I will look up Pat's place. I can almost taste the BLT now. I am ready for one now, 

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 5 years ago

William Johnson - it would be wonderful if you stopped at Pat's, a real down-home spot. Be sure to tell her you read my blog post

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago

While big box businesses are are often sought out and courted by local governments, small local businesses are the life blood of local economies and Pat's looks like it is a wonderful example Lottie Kendall. BTW, you're getting really good at doing videos, this one was excellent!

Posted by Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun (United Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Thanks for the kind words, Nancy Laswick - I enjoy doing these little video clips. San Francisco is different than many cities--big box stores are allowed only in a few areas; most of the neighborhoods are filled with small, mom-and-pop shops which results in a unque feel to each neighborhood.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 5 years ago