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Sweet Inspirations

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The Castro
Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries
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2239 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
415. 621.8664
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Cake ever

We ordered a Black Forest Cake for my uncle's last birthday and it was the best cake I ever ate. We can't wait to try the other cakes. We also like the hot spiced apple cider and coffees.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Maui
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Maui
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We ordered a Black Forest Cake for my uncle's last birthday and it was the best cake I ever ate. We can't wait to try the other cakes. We also like the hot spiced apple cider and coffees.

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Newtown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great pace for morning coffee and pastry. Locals usually gather and it is fun to listen to them and also to get some insight from the locals on their city..

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St. Albert, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed at Beck's across the street and got a free coffee card from the hotel for Sweet Inspiration. We decided to have breakfast and were not disappointed. Quite possibly the best omelet I've ever had. Large portions, reasonable prices, great service, win win win!

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Got our morning coffee and breakfast here while on our vacation in San Francisco. The staff were friendly and attentive, especially Alex. He made sure we felt welcome in a city far away from home. Our morning bagels were delicious, as were the two giant slices of cake we had one evening for dessert. The pieces are so big they... More 

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London
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116 reviews 116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I've been visiting Sweet Inspiration a couple of times a year since 1995! I've seen it change hands about 2 or 3 times, but the quality of their Carrot Cake has remained high. There are two places I ALWAYS go to when visiting San Francisco, Sweet Inspiration and Osaka Sushi.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beck's Motor Lodge on Market Street doesn't have coffee facilities but does give out coffee vouchers to this great restaurant Coffee was delicious and service was great. The breakfast croissants we ordered were very tasty . I will eat there again whenever I return to SF..

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We liked the latte and /or tea and croissant we had every morning. The staff were friendly. It wasn't too crowded and not too loud either.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Had to drop through and show this place some love. I was able to patronize this establishment while waiting for a tour of the Castro to begin. I had their cinnamon roll warmed up which was to die for!! The attendant was very friendly and helpful and it appears the business is minority (black) owned which I always think is... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Sweet Inspirations located in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco is a local treasure. The bake good are delicious and portions are generous. On my recent visit I decided to try an item from the Breakfast and Brunch menu, Eggs Florentina. Must say, I was pleasantly surprised. This savory dish was a hit out of the park. The presentation on... More 

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Manchester
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I have included a visit to this excellent cafe/bakery on every trip I have made to San Francisco over the last 20 years and the quality, variety of choice of gateaux and cheesecakes, and giant sized slices has never varied. It's easy to find opposite Becks Motel on Market Street,if you take the Castro Street streetcar to Church St. Particularly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2239 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: 415. 621.8664

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakeries
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Castro

Neighborhood Profile
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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