Restaurant Review: The Buena Vista Café, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

On our last evening in San Francisco, we found ourselves in the Wharf again after renting a “Go-Car” to tour part of the city (on a non-food related note, if you’re wondering what a Go-Car is, check out the website and yes, they really are as ridiculous as they look!).  After our dinner, we decided it was still too early to call it a night, so we popped into the famous Buena Vista Café.  The café is famous for bringing the famed Irish Coffee to America– a drink consisting of sugar cubes, fresh, hot coffee, Irish Whiskey, and floated cream.

We sat at the bar and ordered the Irish Coffee first; it was definitely delicious and warmed us right up as we were freezing from the relentless wind coming in off the Bay.  The café/pub was quite quaint and I could tell it hadn’t changed much over the years, which added to its charm.  After finishing our Irish Coffees, we order a Frangelico Nutty Irishmen by recommendation of the waitress who claimed it was like dessert in a cup.  Oh my, was she right!  This combination of hot coffee, Frangelico, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and floated cream on top was divine and the perfect way to finish up our evening.  The drink sipped very easily and wasn’t too strong.

I know I’ve mentioned before that I try to avoid tourist hot-spots, but this is another one of those places that I had to check out based on the fact that they were famous for something.  The Buena Vista at Fisherman’s Wharf is an awesome place to grab a warm drink and enjoy other’s company after dinner away from the chilly wind by the water.

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