CLOSED: Bio

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75 O'Farrell St (at Union Square), San Francisco, California, USA, 94108

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small French organic creperie next door to Barney's store. Offers breakfast & lunch with the majority of dishes being gluten free. Order at counter and sit outside at a sidewalk table, or take your food to Union Square park. Has vegan soup, salad, and a few vegan baked goods in the pastry case. Offers fresh organic fruit juice purees. Reported closed, Oct 2017.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Fast food, Take-out, French, Non-veg

11 Reviews

First Review by Adopt A Pet

3/5 - Edit

I just wanted to say that I personally love this place i went there a lot when i was at school. It only has a few seats so its more a grab and go kinda place. The lady there may seem rude but i dont think she means to be shes french and idk maybe they have a different vibe, but whenever i went in she was very kind. You just have to be a little understanding and take the time to communicate with her. Anyways I usually get the desserts they have that are vegan and they are always really good so besides the lack of seating an everything's i think its a good place to stop by:)

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Many options - Edit

Here is a woman with a small business producing a multitude of homemade vegan desserts (at least 10), sandwiches, soups and entrees in a tiny space. Yet only complaints here from entitled individuals. It's sickening really.

Bio has been here more than 7 years and obviously has a faithful clientele. The food is healthy, hearty and delicious. The woman running it seemed quite friendly in a French kind of way, though I'm sure she is occasionally stressed out from maintaining this very unique operation.

To swoop in and drop bombs based on your limited experience in unconscionable and pathetic.

Pros: Homemade chocolate, bread pudding and other treats

Cons: Tiny so mostly to go, though there are several out

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RUDE - Edit

Hella rude woman who was working there when we went. Walked in, doors were wide open, she pretty much scowled at us and said she wasn't open yet. Keep in mind it was a Sunday and the cafe was supposed to be open at 7. It was 11am.

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Disappointed Vegan - Edit

Went to this restaurant expecting to be blown away. What a huge disappointment. When asked the cashier what vegan breakfast options they had to offer, was replied with an answer of, "I'm not sure, maybe some yogurt." Should have known then.

I ordered the avocado, Brussel sprout sandwich. The bread was hard and the Brussel sprout/avacado salad on top was average at best. Thought I'd try the vegan French soup, turned out to be some onions sitting in a pool of oil (which later gave me a huge stomach ache).

Will not be returning back to say the least!

Pros: location

Cons: food

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No vegan selection - Edit

They only have 1-2 vegan items at any given time of day, so if they run out of those there won't be anything for a vegan to eat. I tried to visit but they didn't seem to have vegan items available, and when I asked, the staff was not able to help.

Pros: In downtown shopping district

Cons: No vegan selections

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Get the oatmeal - Edit

Cute French style bakery where everything is homemade.

Really delicious oatmeal made with hemp milk and quinoa. Nice brussel sprout sandwiches too.

Not too many vegan options but they're mostly labeled. Some staff members aren't too friendly but not all.

Pros: Oatmeal, veggie sandwiches, fresh and homemade

Cons: Narrow vegan selection, uneven staff friendliness

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Not worth the walk - Edit

I walked 20 minutes to Bio as I was staying in Union Square and there are no vegan breakfast options in the area. I got there and all they had that was vegan was pea soup...

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Forget it! - Edit

Don't like it! Maybe you too!

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Vegan Break Options. - Edit

Great breakfast food. Delicious banana bread pudding! Well priced.

Pros: Affordable

Cons: Sidewalk Seating Only

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bad experience - Edit

My husband and i went to find breakfast here and were very disappointed. One member of staff was very unhelpful and gave the impression that she did not want our custom - ignoring my questions, deliberately avoiding eye contact, chastising me for (wrongly) thinking i would not put my rubbish in the bin, the list goes on. I ordered the porridge that was actually quite good but small so i then ordered a vegan banana muffin. The staff member took it to the microwave to warm it without asking and when i said i did not want my food microwaving pulled an odd face. When i ate the muffin i realised the reason for the microwave and the odd face, the muffin was extremely dry, hard and inedible, not good at all. This place might be okay for non-vegans (i only say this as i couldn't try the other food) but don't bother if your a hungry vegan looking for healthy non-microwaved food.

Pros: good location

Cons: unfriendly staff, bad food, bad vibe

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Affordable & Casual - Edit

This is a tasty & rare option if you're in Union Square & need to eat without the fuss of a touristy, sit-down restaurant. More of a cafe to grab & go. Very affordable & creative organic vegan options. Ex) a giant avocado & brussel sprout sandwich with sun dried tomato spread served on fresh walnut bread for $7. Strawberry jalapeño juice puree for $4. It seems like the go-to choice of the local employees in the area. Only one woman working so be prepared to be patient if it's during the lunch hour. The online menu is not comprehensive of all of the vegan options in person.

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