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Boudin Sourdough Bakery and Cafe

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132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1308
415-541-9156
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great place for a quick meal

Very good breakfasts. We also had dinner in the restaurant upstairs one evening. Good location right on the wharf. Breakfasts were more reasonably priced than at our hotel and it was only a couple of blocks away.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited the first day in San Francisco. The atmosphere was nice. We were seated by the window with a view of Alcatraz. Our waitress Julie was very accommodating even though she couldn't speak loudly from losing her voice. I ordered the burger on sourdough and my husband had the ribeye sandwich. They were both okay. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very good breakfasts. We also had dinner in the restaurant upstairs one evening. Good location right on the wharf. Breakfasts were more reasonably priced than at our hotel and it was only a couple of blocks away.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The bread making factory with different animal figures is a treat to watch. Clamp Chowder is definitely worth a try.

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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

First we walked past the windows and watched the bakers at work, the kids took great delight in the may animal shaped breads and the overhead system of basket. We then came back and had some dinner and we are so glad we did. The food was fresh and tasty the atmosphere casual making it a perfect place to stop... More 

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Variety of food served with their trade mark sourdough. It is the best thing for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or just for snacks.

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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great for lunch especially the clam chowder in a hollowed out sourdough loaf. Great bread, super chowder and good service at a reasonable price. If you are visiting San Francisco eat at Boudin, you won't regret it.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I love the cheese pizza I got here. I went to peir 39 Boudin. And I had nothing but nice people. I loved the food and thought the place was rather cool. I wanted to try the sour dough bread and this place seemed rather tasty. And it is. I loved seeing all the breads they do and designs that... More 

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Pomona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Boudin's always is the best! We could see Alcatraz from our window seat. Service was fast and friendly!

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The legendary bakery offers a tour of their facility and it is quite interesting. Their sourdough and chowder is the best in town.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Warm sourdough bread, chocolate sourdough croissants, a cup of hot coffee,the daily paper, a sidewalk seat in the warm morning sun and people watching were mandatory while staying on the SF wharf. Clean, well staffed and full if choices!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: 415-541-9156

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Bakeries, Delicatessen, Coffee Shop

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