When the weather starts to turn as nice as it did today, I just can’t stand to be cooped up inside with work. So, I decided to spend a few hours at the Duboce Park Cafe, instead of my usual cafes, mostly because I wanted to give the place another visit before I wrote a review.
Overall, it’s OK. Most cafes in good locations can get away with being rather mediocre in the coffee department, simply because It’s The Only Place Near The (insert landmark here). DPC, being right next to Duboce Park, could have easily slid into that category. However, the coffee here is actually quite good, and the bagel I had was great – most times a “bagel” in San Francisco is nothing more than a hamburger bun with a hole in the middle – not here, though!
In general, it’s not a bad place to sit and work or read for a while. You can sit inside and use the (unreliable) wifi – ironically I had to write this review at Yancy’s Saloon instead because of it – or you can sit outside with a view of the N-Judah, the dogs at the park, and whatnot, all in the shade. And, being so close to Duboce Park, they have a water bowl for dogs and a place to tie ’em up while you go inside to order something.
A note on service: there’s been quite a bit of discussion onYelp about the quality of the service here. I’ve never had a problem with the service, and no doubt they went through some growing pains like any new business might have. The only irritant we cafe patrons had today was the annoying guy sitting at the counter, being a bitchy drama diva about something he never made quite clear, but the staff there were pleasant enough.
Overall, aside from the flaky wifi, this is a pleasant stop on the N-Judah. Check it out, and let us know what you think!