Hard Knox Cafe - San Francisco

Hard Knox Cafe - San Francisco

Hard Knox Cafe in San Francisco is a Southern Homestyle Cooking gem. With two locations, one on Clement Street and another 3rd Street, this restaurant brings the taste of soul food to San Franciscans with a bang! Famous for their delicious corn bread and fried chicken and waffles, Hard Knox Cafe is a southern getaway that'll have you coming back for more.


Hard Knox Cafe has two locations in San Francisco, one on Clement Street and another 3rd Street. I go to the one on Clement Street since they serve brunch as well.

Uber and Lyft are recommended since parking can be difficult around here especially during busy hours. 


Upon entering, there is a wait list taped on the door itself with a pen dangling next to it. If you come for brunch, try to get there as early as you can because the wait can get pretty big. 


This cafe has a southern charm filled with San Francisco nicknacks. The Clement locations has an upstairs and downstairs section.  The Clement St. location only has two restrooms both located downstairs. 


The staff is friendly and attentive. They brought our orders out quickly and was always there if we needed anything.


Cornbread Muffins (side)
Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Chicken 'n Waffle
Fried Chicken
Mashed Potato with Gravy (Side)