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Stella Pastry and Cafe

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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446 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902
415-986-2914
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7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wow

I came here with my children for a light snack....they wanted cookies and I selected a rectangular cake. They each tried a bite and I was able to get one before they stole it from me. The cookies were very good but the cake and friendly service were amazing

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Stephanie C
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San Francisco, California
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  • Late Night
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I came here with my children for a light snack....they wanted cookies and I selected a rectangular cake. They each tried a bite and I was able to get one before they stole it from me. The cookies were very good but the cake and friendly service were amazing

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Pleasanton, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were looking for a coffee shop after dinner on a Saturday night and sort of stumbled upon this one while walking down Columbia Ave. Turned out the be an amazing decision. The desserts were so tempting we ended up giving in. I had a canoli and it was awesome!

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Waxahachie, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Got to sample the tiramisu, chocolate cake, and various cookies- All were fantastic! This is a great place to stop for breakfast pastries or a late night dessert

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Natick, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Josh and I enjoy a break at one of our favorite places. The coffee is excellent and with Josh the conversation is enjoyable. We may splurge for one of the tasty pastries. Counter people are friendly and patient.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This locally owned pastry shop is a great place for a mid morning or mid afternoon snack! The baker has been there for many years (from the story we were told) and makes everything in house - which you can see if you use the restroom since it's through the kitchen. The sacripantian is to die for (vanilla sponge cake... More 

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St Paul, MN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I've stopped in here several times over the years and have always loved their donuts & other pastries as a breakfast treat.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Good pastries, good service, good prices in a great location if you plan on eating italian while in San Francisco.

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Jarratt, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Saw this lovely pastry and cake shop on Trip Advisor. Everything looked delicious. We tried the strawberry shortcake, cheesecake and the wedding cookies. We plan on returning soon to try some of the other goodies that we saw on display. The people were very friendly and most helpful.

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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Living in Houston tx it is impossible to get anything close to real Italian pastry. So when we arrived in San Francisco and hadn't eaten anything it was a blessing to find Stella Pastry. Fresh from the oven and delicious. The place opens at 7:30 a.m. I plan on being there again tomorrow.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Sacripantina here is light and very good. The cafe serves nice cookies too. We visited on a Monday morning and there was no crowd.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 446 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-986-2914

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café, Bakery
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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