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2 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
415-485-1027
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Local Coffee Place

I am often hesitant to try local coffee places as their coffee drinks are often not that wonderful. Not Muffin Mania. Have been coming here for years. Excellent coffee drinks, and wonderful selection of excellent muffins made daily on the premises. They also serve sandwiches and other lunch items... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Marney C
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San Rafael, California
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San Rafael, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am often hesitant to try local coffee places as their coffee drinks are often not that wonderful. Not Muffin Mania. Have been coming here for years. Excellent coffee drinks, and wonderful selection of excellent muffins made daily on the premises. They also serve sandwiches and other lunch items and a variety of other pastries. Indoor and outdoor seating. Very... More 

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northern california
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148 reviews 148 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great, friendly neighborhood place for muffins, light breakfast or lunch. You can linger as long as you like in this accommodating place. What old time breakfast and coffee houses used feel like, before many places were closed by the Starbucks of the world...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been buying muffins at Muffin Mania since 1990. After leaving Marin in 1995 we still stop over at Muffin Mania for muffins and danish whenever we visit San Rafael from the East Coast. They have an excellent selection of muffins and the best cheese danish in Marin and open very early each weekday.

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Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Went for late lunch. Variety was low on pastries. Had Chicken Salad Sandwich and Chicken Thai Soup. The Sandwich was delicious and the corn muffin that came with the soup was superb. Had a Gingerbread Tart for dessert with coffee. A fabulous way to end the meal. I'll certainly be back.

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San Rafael, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great spot for coffee and a delish muffin, I mean delicious and mostly healthy. Try MM, it's a keeper

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New Rochelle, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the panama hotel... This place is right next door and is a gem! Delicious muffins and cuiossants... And my bacon egg and cheese on a cuiossant want to die for!!!!

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San Francisco, CA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Open early, Muffin Mania has so many different types of muffins tethered is something for everyone. I love the cherry muffins. I also love their lattes. They are open for lunch too and I love their huge tuna sandwiches. You get great value for your money here. Also many people from this nice residential neighborhood know each other. Can't say... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Needed a quick breakfast on our way to the bus station for our early morning trip into San Francisco.

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San Rafael, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

An intimate neighborhood center or the best place for a spontaneous need for breakfast or lunch? Muffin Mania is all that and more. The San Rafael Bocce courts (Albert Park area) are less than a block away and what a treat to get a handsomely large delicious berry muffin... and coffee to go....and still not be late for the first... More 

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San Rafael, California
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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

We've raised both our daughters on Ilona and Rockys excellent muffins and baked goods, and my wife still enjoys her Saturday morning chats with friends over coffee there. It's a keystone (as is the Panama Hotel next door) to keeping the Gerstle Park neighborhood charming, functional and a great place to live and bring guests. Our relatives from Italy will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: 415-485-1027
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?