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Beard Papa's

99 Yerba Buena Lane, Between 3rd and 4th Streets off Mission, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Ranked #37 of 222 Shopping in San Francisco
Type: Specialty Shops
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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English first
The Bay Area
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131 reviews 131 reviews
19 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This unobtrusive joint is tucked into a corner near Yerba Buena. The pastry is fresh and injected with the filling before your eyes. Crunchy, creamy, delicious, inexpensive. One of the local secret pleasures before the performances at YB or cappuccino at the Boulangerie across the street. If you've never been, you should try. And then hit the gym!

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Warsaw, Poland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Just pop in and grab one or two puffs with the chosen filling. They are fresh and delicious and classic vanilla cream is gorgeous!

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Centennial, CO
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190 reviews 190 reviews
34 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We stopped here for a treat after coming into the city from Sunnyvale on a cool Monday afternoon. There was a line but the wait was short and worth every minute. Everything is made fresh on site and delicious. Eat these treats just outside on the cafe tables...they are made to be eaten immediately...don't store them. If you need to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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217 reviews 217 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We passed by here after having lunch at the nearby Mexican restaurant and couldn't resist stopping by. You could smell the cream puffs outside and inside it was even better! You can choose cream puffs or eclairs and then the filling -- vanilla, chocolate or their filling of the day, this time green tea. We had a vanilla eclair --... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stumbled upon Beard Papa's on an aimless walk on a lovely day in SF. A very nice and sweet surprise--big, well-filled vanilla bean cream puff! The pastry crust was nicely crisp with a custardy cream filing, plus nice little cafe tables right outside to enjoy the sun and your cream puff. Lovely!

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Palo Alto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

I have love this place, the puffs are freshly filled with cream. So yummy! I love the chocolate cream, it is so rich! Yummy! Every time i am in the city, i want some.

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This is one of the best places to have a cream filled puff's. I have not had anything better anywhere. Absolutely creamy, perfectly crispy and heavenly delicious! Just the perfect thing to have anytime of the day. Well it will add a few pounds to your waistline but rest assured you will have a wider smile :D Note: They have... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Nice place, puffs are delicious. Coffee so so. Good overall, in a good location.

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

In NY we have a great cream puff place (Choux Factory), and I wanted to see if these cream puffs are any match. I went in on Friday in the morning, hoping for a fresh pastry. What I got is a over baked puff with an ok cream. The puff ended up crunchy and falling apart. I had a vanilla... More

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10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

First of all, the food court in the Westfield Plaza, is not your ordinary food court...really outstanding choices of different ethnic meals or burgers, soup etc. Papa Beards sells cream puffs!! They can be filled with the custard type filling of your choice...I prefer the creamy vanilla or chocolate...you can buy them glazed with chocolate ganache if you wish....they sell... More

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