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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

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101 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105
(877) 502-2837
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good sandwiches and treats

Always go back for their cookies, soups, and sandwiches - the peanut butter chocolate chip rocks. They offer day old treats at a discount.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2014
lhymowitz
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Portland, OR
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Portland, OR
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Always go back for their cookies, soups, and sandwiches - the peanut butter chocolate chip rocks. They offer day old treats at a discount.

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Cairo, Egypt
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had breakfast over there and we loved how fresh the sandwiches were. The portions were big, bread was super fresh, turkey tasted fresh too and the coffee was great. Cookies are the best you could ever taste especially with the macadamia nuts. Enjoy!

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Elmsford, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This review is for the Specialty's 22 Battery location in San Francisco. I stopped there en route to a tour wanting breakfast to bring along but also wanting to avoid the throngs at Starbucks. While placing my order with the young female cashier (can't remember her name) there seemed to be some confusion about the items in the glass case.... More 

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minneapolis
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Every time I am in San Fran I usually end up walking to Specialty's. The baked goods are fabulous and you cannot go wrong with the variety of cookies and baked yummiest here. I recently found this to be a great lunch place too. Soups and salads are fresh and satisfying. The staff could not be friendlier. I wish I... More 

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

breakfast options were delicious but pastries and coffee were not a cheap option for a quick breakfast. Closed on weekends in the financial district.

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Kaysville, Utah
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136 reviews 136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We ate here a lot since we were on a business trip and the firm had our lunches catered. Very fresh bread and ingredients. A little too much mayo on all the sandwiches so you may want to mention that when ordering.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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269 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The pastries are great. Never completely satisfied with anything else I've ordered. Food/coffee usually takes awhile.

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San Francisco, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The bread is the star here. Fresh and yummy with lots of sandwich options. The Cobb is probably my favorite. Sadly they did away with a lot of the vegetarian options a few years ago, wish they bring the cream cheese sandwiches back.

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Seattle, Washington
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127 reviews 127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

There are many Specialty's locations in the Financial District and SOMA. We were able to order our picnic lunch on-line and pick it up a nearby stop where our order was ready and waiting for us as we headed to Yerba Buena Garden. Fantastic homemade bread for both of our sandwiches - a Reuben and a turkey-cranberry. Try a side... More 

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Coggeshall, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

My office often has lunches catered by Specialty's and it is always a treat. I often get the Mediterranean and I am never disappointed. The peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are de-lish!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: (877) 502-2837

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bakeries

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