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Sweet Inspirations

2239 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1612
(415) 621-8664
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Ranked #506 of 4,936 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert
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19 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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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..

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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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27 reviews 27 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Becks right across the street from here, and that's how we stumbled across it. Best cake I've ever eaten, period. Wonderful staff.

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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

I think I stopped here every morning of the trip. The staff were so friendly, the coffee is tasty, the bagel sandwiches are a hit and the cake... Oh, the cake. Soooo good. Do not miss this spot. I will miss it.

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