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Hot Cookie

407 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019 (Castro)
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Ranked #72 of 4,949 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
Neighborhood: Castro
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great cookies. Baked fresh, delicious. Staff is very friendly. Cookies are about $2.5o each. The selection is very good. As everyone else has said, the cookies are crunchy outside and soft on the inside. Mmmmmmm

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Naperville, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Best cookies ever!!! Baked fresh, delicious. Staff is very engaging and enlightening. Cookies are prices by weight so each one is about $2.50. There are many flavors so buy many or you will leave wondering what the others tasted like. Love these cookies!!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you read the reviews, they all laud how good the cookies are at Hot Cookie. I was skeptical as, admittedly, I've eaten a LOT of cookies over the years. We got a simple oatmeal raisin and it was probably the definition of what a good cookie should be. Crunchy on the outside - warm and soft on the inside... More

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a variety of cookies including a unique chocolate chili cookie which was very chocolatey with a little spice. Make sure you have something to drink. There are some interesting chocolates that you may not want to view if you are prudish. If you buy the previous day's cookies, they are discounted. We bought the fresh ones because we... More

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Perth, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This bakery just personifies Castro. The baked goods were great with some tongue in cheek selections. The service was also great! Grab a cookie or something else equally as yummy and sit in the chairs on the corner and watch Castro go by!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

They sell cookies and underpants! The cookies are great and wide variety of flavours. Not expensive tho I could spend a fortune in here having a sweet tooth! The underpants fit great! Lol

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Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If in the Castro, you definitely have to visit Hot Cookie. We popped in for an after dinner treat and were met by a guy named Castro, with a tattoo on his back that said "Castro". He was awesome! Guided us through the different options, cracked a few jokes, and overall gave us a really great first experience. We settled... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After seeing this place on our first visit but running out of time to go here, it was fortunate that we were passing through again on our way back home. The name says it all really – hot cookies deliciously tasty with soft inside and crunchy outside. Weather they are anatomically correct is questionable but they are certainly fun. Tried... More

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Seattle, Washington
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136 reviews 136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

OK, seriously. These folks know how to make cookies. We got cookies in the afternoon and then took the streetcar from downtown to go back again, the same evening!, to get more cookies. They are that good. Macaroons, chocolate, oatmeal/white chocolate... Just amazing. We would love to have a Hot Cookie location in Seattle, other than the fact that we'd... More

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lafayette, california
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have been on a search for the best ginger cookies and they had them. A small cookie was 50 cents each. That is all I bought so not sure how much the large ones were. So yummy. My husband had the chocolate chip small ones which had many chocolate pieces.and were good too.

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