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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A really good product

Got boxed lunches from Specialty's for a group luncheon meeting. The sandwiches were fresh and tasty and ample in ingredients. Cookies were good, soft and varied in type. This is not fine dining, but they make a really honest product that met all of the needs and tastes of our group. Also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
CJPOB
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I go in for breakfast and there is no half and half at the coffee station. When I ask for some I am told that they are out of half and half for the whole day. Seriously? You don't plan ahead AND you are incapable of identifying a solution throughout the course of a business day? I wager that the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Got boxed lunches from Specialty's for a group luncheon meeting. The sandwiches were fresh and tasty and ample in ingredients. Cookies were good, soft and varied in type. This is not fine dining, but they make a really honest product that met all of the needs and tastes of our group. Also, reasonably priced. Hard to beat.

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Leawood, Kansas
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The staff was exceptionally friendly. The coffee was hot and flavorful and the egg sandwich was filling and delicious.

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Thank Debbie S
Budapest, Hungary
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Their pastries are very good! I love the cinnamon roll and their chocolate cookies. Its so good that it is totally worth the millions of calories which it must contain. Coffee is good as well. Never tried anything else there. I like that they sell stuff from the previous day for half price, Its still delicious and I personally think... More 

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Thank Ton S
Redding, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The coffee, baked goods and sandwiches are great. They cater as well. The wifi is free, a couple of comfy leather chairs, bar seating and tables.

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Thank InternationalCare
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

After being on vacation for 5 days and having tried different unique foods and places, we were so happy to have a wonderful place to have a yummy breakfast in a friendly environment. My family of 5 all found food that they liked (a small miracle) and were happy with their choices. I would highly recommend.

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Thank Holdosh
Portland, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Thank lhymowitz
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: Cafe

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