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407 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
415-621-2350
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Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for a sinful treat....

We skipped our desserts at eureka around the corner and came across this outlet at the top of castro. Packed full of fresh cookies and something with chocolate and peanut butter layers as well as brownies... bloody lovely. Definitely hearty food for those I need of a pick me up! A great treat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
drdanielmacdonald
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I wouldn't go out of my way but we saw this place walking by and our local friends encouraged us to get some goodies. Waited in line for about 10 minutes. It's a decent selection. They only allow you to buy 1 chocolate chip cookie per customer and cash only.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We skipped our desserts at eureka around the corner and came across this outlet at the top of castro. Packed full of fresh cookies and something with chocolate and peanut butter layers as well as brownies... bloody lovely. Definitely hearty food for those I need of a pick me up! A great treat.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were looking for baked sweets in the castro and passed this place over initially because we thought it was an erotic shop lol. But it turned out to be a great bakery! Loved the cookies! :D

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Funny little coockiestore. The penis-on-a-stick is a funny ting to try, allthoug not the tadtiest one..

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

These cookies are the Best! Large, full of wonderful ingredients, and they stay fresh for days, if they last that long! I discovered Hot Cookies last summer and couldn't wait to go back when visiting this winter.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great little place in the Castro. I didn't have any cookies, being GF. But, I did buy the enormous coconut maroon cock-shaped cookie on a stick dipped in chocolate. And, I ate on that thing for three days, it was so huge! So go, and have fun. Teeny tiny little place but well worth the stop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Hot Cookie has crumbled a bit. The Venus Penis is a chocolate covered macaroon that is still good. However, they used to have so much more. The chocolate chip was just ok.

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Naperville, Illinois
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

You have got to make this a stop when you come to San Francisco. It is a walk up little cookie store that usually has a pretty long line. The staff are always so cute and fun! The cookies are so tasty and fresh! I can't say that one is better than another. Stop by, you won't regret it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The macaroons, though shocking, are out of this world. After the first bite, I didn't mind being seen nibbling on one!

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Crystal, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The cayenne chocolate cookie was very good. Friendly staff. Grab a cookie and walk down Castro. Some X-rated shapped desserts were for sale.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 407 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: 415-621-2350

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  • Cuisine: Bakeries

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Staying in The Castro

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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