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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: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sourdough bread at its best

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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Helston, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you are in San Fran and get to the wharf, you need to try Boudins if you like sourdough bread. Their bread rocks, and they even make it in shapes that are fun for kids. I also tried their raisin bread, and it was very tasty. The have a restaurant upstairs that is pretty good, and decent prices. We... More 

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Carrollton, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Every time I go to San Francisco, I make a trip to Boudin to get either an awesome bacon grilled cheese sandwich or a bread bowl with clam chowder. No matter how busy they are, counter service is fast and the food is consistently delicious. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars is because seating is very limited,... More 

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Terrigal, Australia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just loved the bread shop, the smell, the taste, the look! And the bread is amazing and the price is just right! The services as fine and we didn't have a problem with waiting times! Can't wait to go back!

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Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved this place. Yummy bread, pastries, sandwiches, etc. I even brought some bread home for the holidays. It's in the freezer until it's ready to thaw and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

A landmark to visit while in San Francisco. ...The Clam Chowder in Sour Dough Bread is amazing. ..On a busy weekend,there can be hundreds of people in the store at one point of time, that speaks for quality but they are unable to control the flow of traffic. ..The service is slow and rude. ...How about being served cold Rustic... More 

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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 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, Delicatessen, Café

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