We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sweet Inspirations

$$
Neighborhood:
The Castro
Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2239 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
415. 621.8664
Website
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 22 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Great breakfast!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
Randy N
,
St. Albert, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
St. Albert, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
USA---
Senior Contributor
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..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Sweet Inspirations is a little out of the way for the San Francisco tourist. This is a neighborhood place that you have to know about, and we accidentally found it on a quick trip to the city. Now it's a must stop, no matter what. The cakes are absolutely great and the service is warm and friendly. We can't give... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The portions are huge! We came here after dinner to have dessert and I decided to have the hot chocolate and two of my friends had banana cake and Salted Caramel cake and the slices were humongous! They had to split their slices of cake and take half of it home as the cakes are three layers! They said it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sweet Inspirations also viewed

 

Been to Sweet Inspirations? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sweet Inspirations staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?