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“Just like my Nona's- the best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stella Pastry and Cafe

Stella Pastry and Cafe
446 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902 (North Beach)
415-986-2914
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Ranked #82 of 5,007 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Bakery, Café
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: North Beach
San Jose, California
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82 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Just like my Nona's- the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I have a soft spot for Stella's- my fiance proposed over cappuccino and cheesecake and its always the perfect spot to revisit.
Everything is made fresh in house- you can watch them make you coffee delights. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable so just ask if you cant decide. This spot is a staple for us and we always come here for a sweet treat when we are in the neighborhood. Its the best!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jackson, Wisconsin
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42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Authentic italian bakery for coffee and pastry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in this afternoon while walking in the North Beach area. Had coffee and pastry. I tried a slice of the house specialty sacripantina. It is a vanilla spongecake with a rum custard filling and topping. It was very light and delicious. My friend had some cookies . The kitchen was open so I could observe them baking tarts in back. A great little stop and they sell cookies on line too

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Santa Cruz, California
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“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Grabbed some canolli's and eclairs for our after dinner treat. Thank goodness we were walking so we could justify all this yumminess!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Landisville, PA
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Stella Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Friendly cafe on Columbus Avenue in North Beach - fresh coffee and delicious baked goods. We loved it.

Visited September 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best tiramisu I've tasted outside of Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I only ate dessert there, but it was SO good thir tiramisu was to kill for. Just perfect balance of everything. I would recommend getting out of your way to taste it. And it is priced reasonably, so that made me happier!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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