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2239 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
415. 621.8664
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Ranked #746 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert
The Castro
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English first
St. Albert, Canada
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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!

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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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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 

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Oakland, California
2 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 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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San Jose, California
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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 

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Oakland, California
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159 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 

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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
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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert

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