Lou's Cafe / San Francisco

5017 Geary Blvd btwn 14th & 15th Ave San Francisco 94118
Opening Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 08:00 - 19:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
average 2868 votes
Tips from the Net @ Lou's Cafe
Miguel Varela en
Best halapeño spread I ever tried. You need to try it in your sandwich GooglePlace - September 2017
Alexander Welch en
I have been going here whenever I am in the city quite religiously for the last four+ years. It has consistently offered some of the best sandwiches I've had the pleasure of enjoying. I consider myself a fairly decent sandwich maker and so I get pretty critical of what makes something special. Although I have tried others, I am biased toward the roast beef options. The dutch crunch bread is always excellent, slighty toasted and a reasonable size. Many of the options come with jalapeno spread, Lou's special sauce, or both! Red onions are always a must for me but you can customize the sandwiches almost anyway you want. Pickles come standard for those that love their dill herb, but definitely a "no thanks" for me. There is often a small wait because it is so popular but you can order ahead (I believe both over the phone and through an app). Enough seating around if you don't mind hovering for a bit. Excellent coffee, and breakfast options which I havent yet explored. Although parking in the area can be tricky, I always seem to get lucky and park right out front in the metered parking. Wifi available and usually works well. It really should have five stars but a recent visit pushed the limits of how much spicy horseradish I can handle... and typically I never find restaurants' horseradish hot enough! It seriously gave me a headache it was so strong and clumped up. If it had been spread around more then it would not have been as bad (maybe perfect actually) but in this case I was getting literal fat man bombs of horseradish. However, I added the horseradish to the roast beef, bacon and mushroom sandwich which does not typically have it included! Therefore, maybe it was my own fault for modifying an already excellent sandwich, I also chose not to add the crisp and balancing effect of cucumbers. Whoopsie. I will undoubtedly return again, with an equally appreciative sandwich lover to see if Lou's can earn its rightful 5th star back. GooglePlace - August 2017
Erik Gomez en
Gets crowded sometimes, and there can be a long line, but it's always been worth it. Great food and very good prices. Never had trouble parking on adjacent streets either. GooglePlace - August 2017
Eric Macasieb en
Great sandwich spot with a wide variety options. Sometimes gets crowded so I'll often order ahead of time via Yelp and pick it up. Reminds me of a Mr. Pickles. GooglePlace - August 2017
Peter Ruzevich en
Haven't tried a sammie I didn't like from here. Foursquare - August 2017