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La Boulange

1909 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Ranked #80 of 4,926 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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93% Recommend
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Galloway, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Awesome little cafe I stopped while looking for a cup of coffee. What a nice little place with some high quality stuff! I tried their frittata sandwich which was delicious.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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140 reviews 140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were some of the few who didn't have a lunch item at our table...but our late breakfast of pastries and wonderful coffee were perfect for us! Clearly, this is always a super busy spot...so the line out the door is always there. But we found the staff super hard working and the customer on our day were super patient.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A couple of our friends took us here when we came to visit SF. Its a charming place with a great concept. Everything from the coffee to the food to service and the ambiance was brilliant! They have seats facing the streets which is nice for having a nice coffee and people-watching if that's your thing. I would have stayed... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely cafe close to Washington Square with a large variety of organic food and bakery goodies. An ideal place for breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee... Opens at 6.30 a.m. (weekends 7a.m.). Good to know that a large capuccino is -- well, very large and served in a bowl. (No wifi and so no office nomades with lap tops).

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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Found this gem while driving through the area and checking TA for a lunch spot. Everything the six of us ordered tasted great. The highlights were the open faced mushroom sandwich, the club, the chocolate croissants, and the chocolate ganache tart.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Following a walk and some shopping we stopped here as there were excellent vegetarian options. Fresh and tasty food with quick service. A lovely grilled cheese with a pasta dish and drinks. Very busy so cutlery was at a premium and we settled for plastic rather than let the food get cold.

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80 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Walking down Union Street we were drawn into La Boulange by the number of people there - both standing in line at the counter and sitting at the tables outside. The coffee (served like cafe au lait in France; in large bowls) was very good and the cakes were delicious.

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New York City, New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

First time in San Francisco and I visited La Boulange in the mall. Their food is delicious and their pastries were even better. I had ordered the creme brulee and several other desserts. They were all great. Highly recommend,as the food is good and fresh and the atmosphere is amazing.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

What's not to like? Delicious, healthy food options at a reasonable price. I had a bowl of French onion soup and a whole wheat slider with brie and apple slices... yummy! The soup was so good because it was not a greasy thick cheesy goopy soup.... it was clear with tender onion slices and it had a bread slice with... More

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79 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We were driving by this little restaurant, and decided to try it. I had an open face sandwich of hummus and veggies. It was good, but not much to it. For almost $9, there was a schmear of hummus, cucumber, a piece of tomato and a little sprouts. It came with a small fruit salad. The food tasted okay, but... More

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