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Hot Cookie

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407 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
415-621-2350
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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
Yummy cookies

Nice variety of freshly made cookies. Prices are also reasonable. Great place to stop in for a quick snack.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Roger O
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Nice variety of freshly made cookies. Prices are also reasonable. Great place to stop in for a quick snack.

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boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Ask for the day old cookies. They keep them in a bucket behind the counter. What can I say? I am hooked to a cookie a day when I visit San Fran. They are similar to the original Mrs. Fields cookies that I haven't seen around in years, except Internet. Store fits about 4 people. The smell draws you in.

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is a fun place to visit and also get some great cookies to eat as a snack. They have gourmet "normal" cookies like chocolate chip; and then they have cookies in fun, adult shapes.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

OMG we need one of these in my home town. Best cookies ever and open crazy hours! Love love love Hot Cookie!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Overrated in my opinion. Tried the coconut chocolate macaroon, it was alright. In my opinion, they are many nearby quirky gay cafes that sell equally if not better cookies and pastries. But the shop is cute and the staff are friendly. Plus, if you're into phallic shape cookies, then this maybe your thing!

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband and I landed in the Cadtro district on a happy accident and decided to capitalize on the opportunity by walking Castro street. I had read reviews about this spot, and decided not to go out of the way to find it, but since we'd stumbled into Castro by accident, we spotted this shop also by accident, and so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I found this shop by chance while on a walking tour of the Castro in San Francisco. The selection of cookies is extensive, and since I couldn't make up my mind, I ended up purchasing three different types. I tried a little piece of each when I got back to my hotel and could not tell which was better.

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Thank Virginia T
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Lsg918
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

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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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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  • 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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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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