Living in San Francisco can sometimes feel like living in a storybook. Between the hills, fog, colorful & fanciful architecture there is an unmistakable charm. But, beyond the vistas and iconic landmarks are the individuals who provide the spark to make the city livable.
Nestled on Nob Hill sits one of the smallest cafes in the city, but its size is outmatched by the warm, welcoming energy of Hilda, the cafe’s owner, and her staff.
Originally from Mexico City, Hilda said she lived across the street and watched the space from her apartment for five years quietly waiting for it to become vacant. She had a dream to bring her love of Mexican food to the neighborhood, and she’s been successful for the past decade by serving up flavorful and affordable breakfast burritos accompanied by her freshly prepared Picante sauce and salsa. Best of all it’s always served with a warm smile.
Named for her daughter, Cafe Isabella has outlasted bigger, nearby competitors to become a neighborhood staple. When they aren’t busy wrapping burritos, they are slicing and dicing fresh vegetables and cilantro. They also serve delicious sandwiches, bagels and pastries along with freshly brewed coffee and an assortment of espresso drinks. Seating is limited and weekends can be busy, so prepare for a short wait.
Cafe Isabella may appear small, but it’s packed with genuine goodness – much like their delicious breakfast burritos.
Viva Cafe Isabella!