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Address: 99 Yerba Buena Lane, Between 3rd and 4th Streets off Mission, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number: 415.978.9972
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MMMMM Cream Puffs!

The place has a several cream puff varieties, however, on any given day only a selection of its full menu will be available. You can choose your puff pastry (classic or a cookie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Jersey City, New Jersey

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Who knew a cream puff could be so darn tasty? I'm not a huge fan of cream puffs, but read an article about this place and happened upon it, so decided to partake. I opted for the classic vanilla custard cream puff. Wow! Ridiculously tasty. Rich, creamy, cold custard enveloped in a delicate puff pastry. Great vanilla flavor. Could see... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The place has a several cream puff varieties, however, on any given day only a selection of its full menu will be available. You can choose your puff pastry (classic or a cookie variety) and the filling (I chose caramel). It's right by the Yuerba Buena Center and a convenient stop. Delicious!

Thank TiffFromNJ
San Jose, California
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Forego dessert at whatever expensive restaurant you're dining at and head to Beard Papa's! More affordable and a great selection! There's cream puffs or Eclairs with different fillings. Scrumptious!

Thank VictoriaK2
Norman, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Visited this little sweet shop today and the cream puffs are delicious. We picked the plain puff with the vanilla cream. A fun little stop for a treat!

Thank Amy M
The Bay Area
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227 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 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!

1 Thank cuckatoo
Warsaw, Poland
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67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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!

1 Thank Wojtek T
Centennial, CO
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 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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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!

Thank DekBam
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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