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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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Today
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
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 44
    Very good
  • 11
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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
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We were looking for a good ol' Italian bakery in north beach that would remind me of my NYC Italian upbringing and this was pretty good. The selection isn't huge and there aren't bathrooms, but the cookies are good. We got a bag of a 6 small cookies (7$) the first night and a cannoli and white and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
uncwmel10
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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151 reviews 151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a good ol' Italian bakery in north beach that would remind me of my NYC Italian upbringing and this was pretty good. The selection isn't huge and there aren't bathrooms, but the cookies are good. We got a bag of a 6 small cookies (7$) the first night and a cannoli and white and black cake... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa, USA
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27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

They have the best tiramisu I have ever had so I always order when we stop no mater if it is morning, noon, or night. Their deserts and pastries should be tried even if doing so might spoil your dinner. They have great espresso and lattes too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We dropped in this place because we were looking for a quick breakfast. I had a couple of really well made coffees and we bought a couple of pastries each. We were both only able to eat 1, share a giant florentine, then take the other 2 pastries away for later.

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San Rafael, CA
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38 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

ate dinner elsewhere in North Beach and came here for dessert. So many choices, the desserts are great, reasonably priced, and boxed up nicely! will be back when I am in North Beach again!

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San Francisco
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

They make excellent coffee's and outstanding cookies and pastries and cakes! Had a capucchino and a huge slice of strawberry shortcake, omg, real whipped cream!! Not a dieter's delight, however if you are in the mood to splurge, go there!!

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Blaine, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is where I stop every time I'm in San Francisco to get my cannoli fix. All of the other pastries, cookies, and cakes look delicious, but I can't bring myself to get anything other than a cannoli.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I tried the almond lace cookies and had to go back for more. They were delicious! They are thin and crisp and gluten-free! We actually ordered some to take out along with some chocolate dipped biscotti and a cannoli and everyone enjoyed their desserts. Their cakes looked amazing although we did not try them and they had many different types... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Stopped in during a walk around the city. Everything looked delicious and it was tough to decide. We decided on custard filled eclairs and they were delicious! The best eclairs we've had this side of Paris. Stop here and you won't regret it!

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

After a nice pizza at Il Casario it's a must stop for a Ricota Cheese Canolli with chocolate chips! If you're lucky enough to get an outside table, enjoy the sun and the movement.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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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: Italian, Coffee Shop, Bakeries
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?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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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