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Chantal Guillon

Hayes Valley
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437 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4308
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Walnut Creek, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night in SF and while walking home with our take out dinner, stopped in on a whim to buy a box of their "top sellers". They were so delicious. I've never had a more tasty macaroon. I can't wait to get more.

Thank mjcarucci
São Paulo
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Those macarons are the best! The place is beautiful, the attend are very friendly and the desert... I love it!

Thank Alexandre d
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

It's hard to find a perfect macaroon. Especially after having tried macaroons in Paris. However hands down, these are some of the best I've ever had. We only bought two, which we ate as we wondered along. As soon as we'd finished them, we turned around and bought more!

Thank Travellover6128
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Chantal Guillon on Hayes Street in the Hayes Valley District of San Francisco is producing extremely high quality macarons as good as any you will find in Paris. All macarons are made from natural ingredients and are gluten free.

Thank Ronald J
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I am in San Francisco for a business trip and one of my colleagues/friends has some significant dietary restrictions. She found this place and they use almond flour to make the macarons so they are all 100% gluten free. I don't even like macarons but I got a red velvet one and it was delicious. I highly suggest this place.

Thank Carolyn J
United States
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Found myself stopping into Chantal Guillon more and more frequently. The staff is always friendly and attentive and they're cookies, ice cream, and coffees are exactly what I need to get me through a busy afternoon. Quick service gets you in and out and the coffee is the best around. Will definitely continue to visit & recommend to friends and... More 

1 Thank BGHTravel_KN
Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

These are very soft at the core, with a delicate and perfectly flaky outer shell. Not every city has even a half way decent macaron, so if you love them and are in SF, you should stop here! Located on a cute street w/ lots of restaurants and shops as well- I was able to find street parking at a... More 

Thank scrappyhsu
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I'm a huge macaron fan. I make them myself, I've tasted many from different places, and I can honestly say that this is as good as it gets. Granted, I've never tasted the macarons from Laduree, but from everyone I've spoken to regarding Laduree, this place is as good, if not better than their's. As to be expected if one... More 

Thank Jenny N
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The words "overpriced" and "pretentious" are tossed around quite a bit in San Francisco. Here's another reason to stick to that same vocabulary. Why you'd ever want to pay $2-3 for a single bite of mostly air is beyond me. Even for those making Series A money. An even bigger ripoff? This thing, about the size of an Andes candy... More 

Thank Andrew J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Best macarons I have had so far! They had no air bubbles in them and I especially enjoyed the red velvet and vanilla flavor.

1 Thank Stephanie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 437 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4308
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: 415-864-2400

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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 Hayes Valley

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Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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