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Sweet Inspirations

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2239 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
415. 621.8664
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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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great in every way

I go to this place daily when I am visiting The Castro. Great coffee and baked goods are only exceeded by the friendly handsome men that work there. Noticed that they have expanded their menu; whereas I didn't try the new items, they seemed to be popular with the locals. Also a great place to sit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Robert D
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Ogunquit, Maine
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Ogunquit, Maine
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I go to this place daily when I am visiting The Castro. Great coffee and baked goods are only exceeded by the friendly handsome men that work there. Noticed that they have expanded their menu; whereas I didn't try the new items, they seemed to be popular with the locals. Also a great place to sit and do work ,... More 

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Paris, France
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Good place to meet people. Good choices of cakes, coffee, beers... Good location as well to visit the city.

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Thank tubogaz
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

My husband and i stayed at a nearby hoteland had breakfast here on two different mornings. We also came for cake. They have so much good bakery items and varieties of cake is hard to male a decision. We had the lemon poppyseed cake and chocolate croissant, both of which were delicious. We also had muffins (probably not my favorite... More 

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Thank RaShel M
Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great breakfast, decent coffee. Cakes all look amazing. The service was friendly and it was in a convenient location.

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Thank Bojanglez
Sacramento, California
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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Thank GFP32999
Maui
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Thank hajanne
Newtown
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank GregCzar
St. Albert, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank Randy N
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank missioninmotion
London
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124 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 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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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: 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?

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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