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Acme Bread

1 Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94105-1521 (The Embarcadero)
(415) 288-2978
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Ranked #59 of 4,938 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery
Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
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Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
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94% Recommend
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English first
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293 reviews 293 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This bread is legit! I hate myself for loving a great baguette or any bread for that matter but Acme bread is just perfect. I had a few different kinds during my weekend visit to SF and paired them with little hunks of cheese from Cowgirl next door. My friend and I would munch down on our gluttonous snacks in... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family loves bread so when we saw Acme Bread Co. at the Ferry Marketplace we knew we had to try it. It was 9:00am on. Thursday so there was a breakfast rush and as we waited in line we tried to decide which of the many bread options we would choose. In the end we decided on a cinnamon... More

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Oceanside, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What an amazing gem for those of you who like European style hard crust breads! The prices a reasonable, the selection is amazing, and the flavors are wonderful.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We bought a loaf of Cranberry Walnut and a Wheat bread and a variety of smaller rolls. One of the best bakeries we have ever found. And I could not believe the unbelievably reasonable prices for the touristy location. I would be here every week if we lived nearby, and I envy those who do. Hope to make one more... More

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is not really a restaurant it is a bakery, but with it's location in the Ferry Building it is easy to select some breakfast rolls, grab a coffee and sit on a bench behind the building looking over the bay. It doesn't matter if you want a loaf of bread or some breakfast rolls this is a must stop... More

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Atascadero, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Simple - Easy - Fast moving line - Smells great - Tastes wonderful - mmmmm... There is the summary and I loved my last olive roll. wow! under a buck and a quick snack as I wandered. Back for more later - irresistible! Oh how I love those carbs.

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Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Breads were delicious, pain au chocolat wasn't. Prices were very fair and the breads were delicious. Rustic and Sourdough rounds were great. The pain au chocolat was very dry, chocolate was bitter and sparse. A sweet loaf traveled very well on the plane coming home. Beware, cash only!

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Adelaide, south Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Had a 6 night stay in SF. On the days our breaky was not provided by the hotel, our routine was to stop here for flaky pain du chocolate, croissants, apple turnovers. Delicious!

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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108 reviews 108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

If you have a problem staying away from tempting bread, walk on the other side of the aisle when you pass Acme Bread in the Ferry Building! There is much to tempt you here. We like to buy bread (particularly the pull-apart baguette) to pair with our Cowgirl Creamery cheeses. Our only complaint on this trip was that rather than... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The whole family enjoyed the rolls. We had rosemary and olive rolls together with Comte cheese in the store next door "Cowgirl creamery". Just north of the store there is a pier, where we enjoyed the lunch in the December sun. Absolutely recommended if you want an easy and pricy lunch.

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