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Sweet Inspirations

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2239 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
415. 621.8664
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8:00 am - 11:00 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

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  • 3
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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
Like going to a friends house

Great choices of cakes and gelato. Sweet Inspirations is very welcoming. We even went there one evening to have dessert and coffee and play cards until closing. Not only was the dessert great, we got a lot of smiles from the staff while we enjoyed ourselves playing cards.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great choices of cakes and gelato. Sweet Inspirations is very welcoming. We even went there one evening to have dessert and coffee and play cards until closing. Not only was the dessert great, we got a lot of smiles from the staff while we enjoyed ourselves playing cards.

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Maui
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Additional Information about Sweet Inspirations

Address: 2239 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: 415. 621.8664
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Cafe

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

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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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