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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
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast

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  • 49
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  • 11
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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
Sacripantina Heaven

Sacripantina cake, cannoli, anise biscotti...the list of delectable pastry items at Stella Pastry & Cafe is long. The cannoli here is the best I've ever had (sorry, Nonna, but it's true). The Sacripantina cake is the bakery's specialty. Luckily, you can buy a single large piece to give the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Sharon L
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Sacripantina cake, cannoli, anise biscotti...the list of delectable pastry items at Stella Pastry & Cafe is long. The cannoli here is the best I've ever had (sorry, Nonna, but it's true). The Sacripantina cake is the bakery's specialty. Luckily, you can buy a single large piece to give the zabaglione, ladyfingers, and cream concoction a try. The coffee drinks are... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Maybe not the experience of a lifetime, but if you are looking for good pastry with a quick coffee, it is definitely worth a visit.

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Benicia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There is no better place in San Francisco for a Cannoli than Stella's. After a fantastic dinner at your favorite North Beach restaurant, make sure you save room for dessert because if you walk by Stella's and you are too full to stop, you will be missing a traditional Italian pastry shop. The case is still full on a Saturday... More 

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Victoria, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Sitting outside Stella enjoying a coffee, a cannoli and a napoleon slice with someone you love, while people watching, is a nice way to spend a late morning.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Firstly for the Aussies,best coffee in San Francisco. Amazing cakes did I mention amazing. Good service and beautiful area. Prices are very reasonable.

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Haifa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Very nice place and good cookies and cakes in the heart of italy neiberhood.taste of good Europe food near Washington square

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My husband and I stumbled into Stella Pastry and Cafe while looking for a dessert that wasn't icecream as it was so cold and windy outside. There is such a great selection of biscuits, cakes, slices etc. We had the blueberry cheesecake and s chocolate brownie... Rich and yummy! Also very reasonably priced, only $7.65 for both of those and... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We bough tliterally dozens of cookies for a special occasion....and we had non left after the occasion. Regretted not getting the pastries. Next time!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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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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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, Cafe
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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  • 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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