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Address: 99 Yerba Buena Ln, Between 3rd and 4th Streets off Mission, San Francisco, CA 94103-3183
Phone Number: 415.978.9972

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MMMMM Cream Puffs!

The place has a several cream puff varieties, however, on any given day only a selection of its full menu will be available. You can choose your puff pastry (classic or a cookie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

In our case we tried it 3x. Just plain awesome creamy goodness. Definitely a must stop. It is way bad for you but if your in to decadence well....

Thank Wyoung2100
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I discovered Beard Papa's two years ago (this month ... that's how memorable it is) and I was more excited about sinking my teeth into the world's most perfect cream puff than even the San Francisco crab! Perfection. Short and simple. They have it all figured out and everyone else can stop trying. I just have to figure out how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Who knew a cream puff could be so darn tasty? I'm not a huge fan of cream puffs, but read an article about this place and happened upon it, so decided to partake. I opted for the classic vanilla custard cream puff. Wow! Ridiculously tasty. Rich, creamy, cold custard enveloped in a delicate puff pastry. Great vanilla flavor. Could see... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The place has a several cream puff varieties, however, on any given day only a selection of its full menu will be available. You can choose your puff pastry (classic or a cookie variety) and the filling (I chose caramel). It's right by the Yuerba Buena Center and a convenient stop. Delicious!

Thank TiffFromNJ
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Forego dessert at whatever expensive restaurant you're dining at and head to Beard Papa's! More affordable and a great selection! There's cream puffs or Eclairs with different fillings. Scrumptious!

Thank VictoriaK2
Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Visited this little sweet shop today and the cream puffs are delicious. We picked the plain puff with the vanilla cream. A fun little stop for a treat!

Thank Amy M
The Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This unobtrusive joint is tucked into a corner near Yerba Buena. The pastry is fresh and injected with the filling before your eyes. Crunchy, creamy, delicious, inexpensive. One of the local secret pleasures before the performances at YB or cappuccino at the Boulangerie across the street. If you've never been, you should try. And then hit the gym!

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Just pop in and grab one or two puffs with the chosen filling. They are fresh and delicious and classic vanilla cream is gorgeous!

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Centennial, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We stopped here for a treat after coming into the city from Sunnyvale on a cool Monday afternoon. There was a line but the wait was short and worth every minute. Everything is made fresh on site and delicious. Eat these treats just outside on the cafe tables...they are made to be eaten immediately...don't store them. If you need to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We passed by here after having lunch at the nearby Mexican restaurant and couldn't resist stopping by. You could smell the cream puffs outside and inside it was even better! You can choose cream puffs or eclairs and then the filling -- vanilla, chocolate or their filling of the day, this time green tea. We had a vanilla eclair --... More 

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