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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 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
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Portland, OR
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Redding, California
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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Portland, OR
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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