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Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

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3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 626-5600
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night

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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
Single scoop with two flavors?! Perfect amount.

I had a single scoop cone but with two flavored ice cream. I think this is the best bag for the buck. Wait time was less than 10 minutes. I suggest you ask for a taste sampler before ordering. The process is quite quick. There is limited seating inside, however outside has seats or you could go to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had a single scoop cone but with two flavored ice cream. I think this is the best bag for the buck. Wait time was less than 10 minutes. I suggest you ask for a taste sampler before ordering. The process is quite quick. There is limited seating inside, however outside has seats or you could go to the Dolores... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Go for the ice cream. It's amazing and worth the long line. Salted caramel with a scoop of chocolate next to it make for the perfect combo. They also have some funky sundaes that are worth trying. You can't go wrong with the ice cream. No comments on the baked goods, haven't tried them.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I agree with most of reviews here. We spent 40 min in line, but it was worth it. I recommend croissants and ice cream. Both are just the best. Not an expensive place too. Enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Go at odd hours so there's no crazy line. I was taken here on a date, and it was delicious / adorable. It's close to the Dolores Park, so spend some time at both.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We saw the long line and were about to give up when I saw the smaller store next to it. This one has fewer flavors. We tried the soft-served salted caramel. Blew our mind. Also, public restrooms are in the main shop :-p

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We asked for a cone and a sandwich. They were really good. The ice-cream was very creamy and full of flavor. The biscuits of the sandwich were good and quite light, the whole thing was well prepared. We really enjoyed it, but we didn't have to wait. I don't think I would queue...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Waited in a line which was expected and definitely worth the little wait!!! Enjoyed every bit of my mint n chip ice cream on a cone. It was one of the best ice creams I've had! You should unquestionably make a trip to Bi-Rite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We snuck in past the line just to grab a pint of the salted caramel. I'd never had Bi-Rite before and it was pretty much a life changing experience. Ice cream will never taste the same again after eating Bi-Rite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

most famous for the balsamic strawberry favour. Really good. We tried the honey lavender one, quite a treat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We didn't want to wait in line, so we got take-out. The ice cream was smooth and creamy. The ice cream cones looked really good, too. I would say it was worth the wait if you have time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 626-5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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