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Joe’s Coffee Shop – A Diamond In The Rough

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Joe’s Coffee Shop is the kind of place that is a dream for a girl like me. When my wallet is welling up with tears instead of bills, the last place I want to go is some scuzzy donut shop where I feel like I’m the only thing that has been cleaned since 1974. Joe’s is a place to get a hangover curing, stick-to-your-ribs kind of breakfast that will give you more than enough bang for your buck. Eggs, Toast, Sausage, Bacon and Pancakes is what they know best. Its cramped and rundown, but clean and fantastic for what it is. The old asian ladies are the nicest ever and all the staff has a great temperment that makes you realize why they have been open for what seems like since the dawn of time. Your coffee cup is never empty, and they have the perfect kind of diner coffee that makes me wish I hadn’t given it up. Most plates of food are under $6, and will likely leave you waddling out the door or asking for a box for your leftovers. Lately, the place has been seen serving cops, hipsters, old men with newspapers and even businessmen out to an early breakfast, ties tucked in their shirts and all.
Though there aren’t many places in within stumbling distance from my house, Joe’s is definitely worth the trek for amazingly decent and cheap diner food. Give it a try!


Joe’s Coffee Shop
6134 Geary Blvd.  btw 25th & 26th Aves. [Outer Richmond]
7 am – 3 pm daily

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Monica Miller - The Intern

Ms. Miller was born in San Diego, CA to one lesbian mother and one
righteous, cheap father. Currently, she is enrolled at San Francisco
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2 Comments

  1. Rita
    August 6, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I LOVE this place. Cheap, fast and delicious! Cheaper than any of the other “greasy spoons” that are popular in this city. Gotta love the Outer Richmond!

  2. Drue
    August 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I love a greasy spoon and this one rocks!! Another favorite for under $5 (for the sort who like a little variety in thier grease)is Golden Coffee on Sutter. Mmmmmmm….. vitamin G!