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Louis'/Point Lobos

Pros: Breathtaking Locale
Cons: Food not so breathtaking
Best For: Eggs and a view


You don't come to Louis' for haute cuisine. You come for the spectacular cliff-hanging view from Point Lobos. Looking down, you have the ruins of the Sutro Baths, crashing surf upon rocks and ocean as far as you can see. Uphill, it's a magestic old-growth of wind-carved cypress.

As far as the food is concerned, come early, hungry and on a day with a clear view. Then order eggs, simply prepared and you will be sufficiently satiated.

Founded by Louis and Helen Hontalas in 1937, this business is still family-run and lucky enough to occupy a precious spot upon National Park Service land. After breakfast, take a walk along the Lands End/Coastal Trail, with the trailhead located at the Merrie Way parking area just uphill from the restaurant.

902 Point Lobos Avenue (tween Merrie Way and Upper Great Highway)
San Francisco, 94121
Phone: 415.387.6330
Hours: Mon-Thursday 6:30am-6pm, Fri,Sat & Sun 6:30am-9pm