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Hot Cookie

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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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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This little bakery is literally a hole in the wall that is crowded when there are two customers inside. One can see cookies being made in the kitchen that's not very far from the displays of cookies. Cookies, both jumbo and regular-sized, are sold by the pound. The couple ahead of me, had a difficult time selecting 12 different cookies.... More 

Thank Peppersmom2015
Maysville, Georgia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime I visit the Castro I always stop in and get an oatmeal raisin cookie and a hot cup of coffee. They are very good!

Thank Mark H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute local shop serving a variety of flavors and shapes (you'll understand when you go) and they're made right onsite! Friendly staff and open late!

Thank Clayton M
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stopped in here and fell in love with the cookies. Friendly employees and delicious cookies, this is a great place for a snack.

Thank bobby78751
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Original concept and good treats but quite expensive for what it is. I had the Venus cookie (that is huge by the way) and it was good, but maybe not worth the 8$...

Thank Caro Y
Paris, France
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147 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I do my best to try all the cookies that look really like cookies wherever I am... For San Francisco and Yosemitee area, I went to 3 cookies shops. A a matter of fact, I got different types in HOT COOKIE from Castro. They are not too much sugared, not too buttered and there is a large quantity of chocolat... More 

Thank Cookingforpleasure
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

It is a must in Castro. Always opened. I went there several times. It has a wide selection of cookies. Gnam Gnam

Thank Albertov1987
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146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Big and tasty cookies. Very similar to the levain bakery in NYC, but I think the latter are a little bit better. But these one's are also really good!

Thank Bruno F
Cornwall, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

I fully understand why there is a lineup to get into a cookie establishment. Open late when you want it.

Thank haroldcaldwell321
Yuma, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Great place to get the sugar fix. I usually walk in and ask what just came out of the oven and buy that. Sometimes a line out the door sometimes not. If you are visiting SF and are in the Castro this is a must stop cookie grab kinda place.

Thank Kirk W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Castro

Neighborhood Profile
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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