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Suppenkuche - German Restaurant - Exterior
San Francisco

Suppenkuche is an excellent German restaurant in San Francisco. It really does have a german atmosphere - white walls, wooden tables that you share with strangers, and heavy but very good food. And of course, a good selection of very yummy beers.

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