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La Boulange

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1909 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
+1 415-440-4450
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 124
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious bread pudding!

La Boulange has great coffee, but my most favorite item on their menu was an old fashioned bread pudding, which was out of this world. My grandmother was a great baker and I have never had a bread pudding I considered good enough to compare to hers or better yet, to consider edible. Needless to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Laaia C
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Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
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Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

La Boulange has great coffee, but my most favorite item on their menu was an old fashioned bread pudding, which was out of this world. My grandmother was a great baker and I have never had a bread pudding I considered good enough to compare to hers or better yet, to consider edible. Needless to say, for me to consider... More 

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Thank Laaia C
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We had the omelette $9 and egg, cheese and ham croissant $8.50 both came with little balls of potato and were very yummy. Lovely atmosphere :)

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Thank Smikey14
San Francisco
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

La Boulange was THE place to go for a little reminder what French cafes are. The croissants and baguette sandwiches were a little reminder of Paris. NO MORE! From the coffee to the pastries to the sandwiches, it's all MEH. The baguette sandwiches were taken from almost a freezer like holding area. The "fresh" bread is stale and chewy. The... More 

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Marsascala, Malta
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We tried La Boulange for breakfast and it was a great choice! They offer a great range of sandwiches and baguettes, as well as pastries and pies, and hot snacks. All is freshly-made and at affordable prices. They have shops all around San Francisco. Service is friendly and fast. Definitely recommend for either breakfast or lunch.

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Frisco, Texas US
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We ate at the La Boulange near our hotel (Omni San Francisco) twice and had very pleasant service, excellent coffee and a delicious quiche. We also split a wonderful smoked trout salad (and my husband is definitely NOT a salad person) at the location near the Yerba Buena gardens. This isn't a fancy place - you order, get a number... More 

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Thank smithley
Salt Lake City, Utah
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120 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Glad we stumbled upon this little place. The croissants were delicious and the mini baguette sandwiches were perfect for a small lunch. We tried many macaroons in the city and these were by far our favorite. Had some every day we were there.

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Thank vacanut_8
Australia
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958 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,000 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I would not have come here if I had known that Starbucks have bought it out. I hate chains, especially chain coffee shops. Without that knowledge, I enjoyed my lunch at La Boulange on Union Street. The lunchtime soup/sandwich combination was great value and there were some healthy choice salads in their cabinet. For any Australians reading this - note... More 

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Thank Belgo96
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great assortment of food. It was a nice experience, especially to know it is owned Starbucks. I got the lemonade.

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Thank CP R
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Yes, I walked past two Starbucks to get to this darling little bistro near The Moscone Center in San Francisco. The coffee is perfect and they make their own syrups in house. I don't typically sweeten my coffee, but my husband loves hazelnut lattes and I tried a sip and then tried to steal. Didn't work, had to return for... More 

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Thank Angie G
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Visited here on our last day for brunch before departure to UK. Wish we'd found it earlier - delicious scrambled eggs, omelettes, lattes and sandwiches. Very reasonably priced too. Lovely atmosphere, felt local not touristy at all. Would definitely recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1909 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-440-4450

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Marina District

Neighborhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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