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Acme Bread

1 Ferry Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94105-1521 (The Embarcadero)
(415) 288-2978
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Ranked #84 of 4,926 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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69 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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102 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
156 reviews 156 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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68 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Auspicious cicumstances in San Francisco afforded me opportunities to indulge in the same sandwich on consecutive days... Acme Bread Company prepares three daily sandwiches for purchase until sold out or 2 pm, whichever comes first. My sammy - sweet rustic bread enclosing fig jam (fruit spread changes at their discretion), Cowgirl Creamery Mt Tam cheese, arugula and cracked black pepper!... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Tried a few of their creation and they were all great!! It is awesome that many of the eateries in the Ferry Market serve their sandwiches by using ACME bread. First had a yummy swordfish sandwich from one of the seafood places in the market. The bread was so good (plus many other awesomeness in the market) that we went... More

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