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Hot Cookie

407 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019 (Castro)
415-621-2350
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Ranked #101 of 4,849 restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Bakery
Neighborhood: Castro
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Espoo
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184 reviews 184 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We found this gem during our bike tour from "Streets of San Francisco". Bakeries are a challenge for me. I love sweets but only the basics. I want brownies or chocolate chip cookies; I do not want flaky pastries with unpronounceable names, nor do I want chocolate chip cookies with nuts, or white chocolate, or candies, or chocolate batter, etc.... More

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Avon, Ohio
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23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I'm not a major sweets eater, and I don't even like snickerdoodles, but my friend wanted to stop into Hot Cookie to show me the bulletin board (LOL) and grab a snack. I had one bite of their snickerdoodle and fell in LOVE. Another offering there, the Butch Bar, is wonderful. If you are in San Francisco and wander through... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The cookies here tasted amazing. Very fresh, good sized, and the service was friendly. I wish I would have bought more because I wanted to go back for the remainder of my San Francisco trip.

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Boston, MA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The snickerdoodles are superb. The chocolate and toffee are marvelous. The pecan cookies are terrific, too...though not sweet enough for my tooth. The Oatmeal were quite good as well.

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Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We visited the Castro & had to find Hot Cookie after hearing so much about them, the cookies are just delicious & so many to choose from, wish we had bought a few more to eat back at our B&B, the staff were really friendly We will definitely go back for more in 2015.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

When your in San Fran, you need to go to Castro's and if your in Castro's, you NEED to go to Hot Cookie!!! One word ----- DELICIOUS! The staff are friendly and the cookies are delicious! Head over there if you're in the area! I also may have bought their nickers as a keepsake!

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Our visit to Hot Cookie in Castro definitely impressed. We tried the chocolate chip, and the toffee chocolate cookies and, oh my, what a delight. If you're a visitor to the area don't be shy - it's a very friendly place and just head right on in there and say hello and enjoy an amazing cookie experience. We paid $5.50... More

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DC Area
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111 reviews 111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Walked by this place that was highly recommended a few times during our week long stay. Wish we had tried Hot Cookie earlier. We bought some of their "day old" cookies that seemed as fresh as any other cookies from "fresh baked" shops. They were a great way to have something to nibble on for our red-eye flights back to... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Best. Cookies. Ever!!!!!!! It's just a hole in the wall cookie shop and the cookies are TO DIE FOR! The staff was very friendly, the cookies were very reasonably priced, and absolutely delicious!!!! Go there!!

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Dublin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Got some amazing cookies here They were really fresh and yummy. They also sell yesterdays for a reduced price. I am amazed there were any left!!

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