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Best Bakeries in San Francisco


Grab a buttery bite at one of these iconic San Francisco bakeries. 

1. Tartine

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Rich, rich, rich are the best words to describe the offerings at this beloved Mission bakery, where the authentic croissants, delicious bread pudding and other classic confections draw raves nationwide. This is a great spot for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up; a limited lunch menu is also available.  On weekends, come prepared to wait in line. Read full review

Address: 600 Guerrero @ 18th St.

Phone: 415-487-2600

Hours: Open daily

2. Acme Bread

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Acme, one of the most renowned bakeries in the Bay Area (and in the country, say many devotees), was a pioneer in the movement towards artisan bread in the 1980s. The company turns out exquisite loaves of sourdough, white, and whole-grain loaves and rolls baked in the traditional country French style.

Address: Ferry Building shop #15 (Embarcadero and Market Streets)

Phone: 415-288-2978

Hours: Open daily

3. Miette

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Miette in the Ferry Building is a pretty-in-pink store where everything is beautifully displayed on lovely cakestands and dishes. This organic baker is known for their sweet confections which include delicate cupcakes, old-fashioned cakes, and exquisite cookies. The company’s gingerbread cupcake was recently named “best cupcake in America” by the Food Network.

Address: Ferry Building Marketplace Shop #10 (Embarcadero and Market Streets)

Phone: 415-837-0399

Hours: Open daily



4. John Campbell's Irish Bakery

Courtesy John Campbell's Irish Bakery

These unassuming shops sell some of the most delicious breads in San Francisco. Among the standouts are light-as-air scones, Irish brown bread, and flaky fruit tarts. The memorable savory items - sausage rolls, shepherd's pie, and the like - put one in mind of a satisfying meal at a cozy Irish pub. 

Three Locations:

Potrero Hill:  300 De Haro St.; 415-621-2212

Fillmore Street: 3101 Fillmore St.; 415-563-1519

The Richmond: 5625 Geary St.; 415-387-1536

All locations open daily


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