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“A visual delight” 4 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 #93 of 4,936 restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Bakery, Café
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: North Beach
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A visual delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My wife and I stumbled on this gem one morning out walking. We stopped for pastries and coffee which were superb. Staff very friendly and the serving cabinet is full of the most amazing pastries and desserts, which reminded me of similar shops I have seen in my travels in Italy. Visit for a sweet treat, that wont break the budget.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“The Sacrapantina changed our lives”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

The little cafe/bakery is a national treasure. Our walking guide pointed it out and made a morning stop - and that's where the love affair began. We had a real espresso coffee (America, seriously what is your fascination with Starbucks) then were tempted to try the Sacrapantina for which Stella is famous. Beware of imitations this is one of the best slices of cake we have encountered in our lives. Needless to say we came back again the next day for a sweet 'breakfast'.

Visited October 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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162 reviews 162 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Quite Authentic Italian desserts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We got an assortment of their cookies, macaroons and tarts, and enjoyed them all. Great with a nice cup of coffee!

Visited October 2013
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Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Small nice confectionery.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Came with a group of 8 and selected a variety of sweets annd drinks, everything was prepared swiftly and accurately. Sad that I could not get my Italian soda, but they were out of the soda.

  • Visited September 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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Southern California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“If you like whipped cream.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you like whipped cream, then try some of desserts at Stella's, We got slices of tiramisu, sacripantina cake, and a chocolate fedora cake with chocolate shavings on top. Everything was delicious! Whipped cream - yummmm We have in the past bought the sacripantina cake to bring back to SoCal. They are frozen and hold up well on a trip back if you have it in a cooler.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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