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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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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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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 stop for a quick eat at Fishermans warf

Great place to stop and get a quick meal or Sourdoough and crab soup. they have a bakery museum there as well. Prices are average for the area. Good restroom stop in the area as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

well there are better places than this im sure...this was very packed on a thursday morning, and i ordered coffee....well i know coffee cannot get bad or good beyond a point, but at the price i though it cud have been litlte better...its just one of those things that u go to san fran and not go to Boudin...visit once.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great place to stop and get a quick meal or Sourdoough and crab soup. they have a bakery museum there as well. Prices are average for the area. Good restroom stop in the area as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Great fit out, fun to see the animal shaped breads but I swear the "teddy bear" is a koala. I had a chilli bread bowl as I don't like clam chowder and it was very tasty & filling. Tourist voucher books give you a free soda at pier 39 outlet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I loved it! They have a bakery tour and you can watch their bread being made. They also had a window where you can watch their bakers shape their dough into all kinds of shapes to be baked into. And their store was amazing.. They also had a class where you could bake your on own bread which I couldn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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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, Chowder, Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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