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Boudin Bakery & Cafe

4 Embarcadero Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94111-4106
+1 415-362-3330
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (9 reviews)
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4 Embarcadero Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94111-4106
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bread & Soup bowls, muffins, coffee were fabulous! This is a definite when you visit the Wharf area! Also, picked up a can of chowder to bring home!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say! The bread and cakes hear are just out of this world! Freshly baked, fun designs, they are delicious!

Thank Sonki_1
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Many people go for the clam chowder bread bowl which is really good. The breakfast sandwich was huge, hot and excellent. Croissants and scones very good. If you like bread, this is the place to buy it. Italian sandwich was disappointing, not much meat on...More

Thank MtDana2015
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Bread is continuously baking on the main floor. You can watch the bakers in action through a window and they make bread in all shapes! The restaurant above offers a fairly wide selection of items (something for everyone) and you are immediately treated to a...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

After walking around the wharf one cold night, we stumbled on this place. it was nice to sit and have a hot coffee and a croissant. In the window we watched the baker make a giant alligator! What fun! Thinking of joining their Bread Club.

Thank lisav7799
Reviewed November 1, 2017

So many choices and so little time. The sourdough breads are truly fantastic. They are so busy, but move people through quickly. Definitely a must!

Thank ronaldb271
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Breakfast was good, and coffee so-so, with plenty of food and stuff to buy. Would go back for sure. Didn't try the chowder, but everyone else seemed to enjoy it.

Thank nickvegas
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Clam chowder served in a sourdough bowel. Hubby really enjoyed it. I'm not a fish lover but they had other soups that were good. Sourdough wasn't as impressive but l guess the clam chowder was!

Thank siskacat7
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

I did the tourist thing and got the famous clam chowder in a bread bowl! It did not disappoint!! The lines moved fast for the restaurant, but the lines for the public restroom were horrendous.

Thank Sunshinecop67
Reviewed September 21, 2017

Boudin Bakery is a SF classic famous for its clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. I remember visiting the location at the Wharf years ago as a tourist. This location is targeted at the downtown lunch crowd which has got me to stop by...More

Thank Ahmad_SFO
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Embarcadero Ctr, San Francisco, CA 94111-4106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Financial District
  • Neighborhood: Financial District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-3330
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