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Hot Cookie

407 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019 (Castro)
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Ranked #93 of 4,936 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery
Neighborhood: Castro
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Neighborhood: Castro
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56 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
104 helpful votes 104 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

grab any of these cookies and brownies and feast, i loved the peanut butter cookie ($2.85). served by cool, young women (slightly moody in style) in a tiny little shop opposite castro metro station. Enjoyed with an amazing coffee from Philz coffee round the corner. YUM!

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Highworth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I love the phallic shaped cookies. Awesome. And also, really bloody tasty. They are chocolate macaroons, yum! You're missing a massive photo op if you don't get one, plus they are massive so share one with a friend! Service could be friendlier, I'm sure they get annoying tourists all the time...but we are paying your wages so a smile would... More

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