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Stella Pastry and Cafe

446 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902 (North Beach)
415-986-2914
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Ranked #109 of 4,938 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Café
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: North Beach
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: North Beach
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Ridgewood, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This café is super tiny but super delicious! There was a big line that wasn't moving very fast but I don't blame the servers because it was obvious that it wasn't their fault. They were quick, the problem was that the customers, after already spending 5 minutes online, didn't know what to order. Anyway everything looked delicious and the aroma... More

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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226 reviews 226 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good location in North Beach amongst the Italian restaurants and delis. Coffee is good and the croissant was fresh. I don't like a lot of sugary things so my choices were limited. Prices were acceptable for a specialty bakery.

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Miami
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Stopped by here during my San Francisco trip for a quick coffee and pastry and was very impressed. The strawberry shortcake was delicious and the service was very good.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Because we had a few people we were able to sample their cake, pastry, cookies and espresso drinks. All of them hit the spot. Stop here when in North Beach to get good Italian treats, but know that there is little seating.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Yummy desserts with a nice variety that everyone in the family could find something they liked. Ordered them takeout and had them back at the condo after we were les full from dinner.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We sat in the sunshine outside the coffee shop enjoying our coffee and pastries. We were stying at Hotel Boheme above, so very convenient. This is an Italian pastry and cake shop, very friendly and pleasant.

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Clovis, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The pastries were okay, but not rave. Once you've had Mike's in Boston, there is a high standard to go by. Have to admit I was a bit disappointed given San Francisco's Italian history. Personally, I think there is a better selection and quality in Little Italy San Diego. Charging by the pound was a bit odd as well. I... More

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stella is a small Italian bakery. We had a good cup of coffee and a slice of very good chocolate cake. There are six small tables so you may not get a seat. There are two tables outside.

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tempe,az
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Quite a variety of pastries and cookies. $19.95 per pound which I feel is expensive. Everything we tried was only ok. Biscotti was good but nothing special.

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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

2nd time here, and tried a bunch of stuff with our group this time...the black/white cake, tiramisu, napoleon pastry, cheesecake, most of the cookies...every bite was heaven. If you go nowhere else in North Beach, or SF for that matter, this is #1 stop!

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