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Hot Cookie

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The Castro
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407 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had some of the best cookies I've ever eaten at Hot Cookie. The cookie names are very tongue in cheek and there are some, um, interesting anatomical cookies as well. Our favorite was the Boy Scout which were chocolate chip cookies with marshmallows and graham. "I'll have two boys scouts please" seems wrong to say but this is a... More 

Thank Carolyn G
Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cookies here are large and they charge by the pound. There is a good variety. We got the peanut butter milk chocolate and chocolate chip toffee crunch. Both excellent. Cruchy, buttery, lots of melting chocolate inside.

Thank Sabena Y
São Paulo
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

O lugar é bem pequeno, mas os cookies são excelentes! The place is smaller than others, but the cookies are the best!

Thank Alexandre d
Culburra Beach, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special here. The name implies you will get those delicious warm, gooey American cookies but you don't. You get nice but average cold cookies at quite a price. $3.25 for one pecan cookie is too much. Not worth a visit as it's just a shop with okay cookies.

Thank grammark
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 554 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These cookies are large, these cookies are delicious and these cookies are a bit expensive. I had one M&M cookie and one chocolate chip for $7. When I lived here I always tended to find me way here to Hot Cookie as there cookies can be so addictive. Their staff has always been friendly and welcoming on my visits and... More 

Thank FormerCaliBoy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Head to Castro for a LGBT experience and refuel with a stop at Hot Cookie. After refuelling go for a wander down the street and browse the eclectic mix of retail.

Thank Paul R
Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Delicious fresh baked cookies but pricey (average $3/cookie). Definitely PG as my 8 year old had lots of questions about the penis and vagina shaped rice crispy treats and graphics photos on the wall.

Thank Grahammblank
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

You could tell these puppies were homemade. And the cashier was so fun loving. Great service. Best cookies ever.

Thank tmntapril
Manchester, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Went back after a visit last year. The bestest best brownies... A popular local choice...a great alternative to your restaurant dessert!

Thank drdanielmacdonald
Downieville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

So yes ... it was in the shape of a penis, but it was DELISH! I don't think Tripadvisor will let me post that picture :) Small cookie shop in the heart of Castro.

Thank sierramountaingirls

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: 415-621-2350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Castro

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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