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Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

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3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1532
(415) 626-5600
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

These guys have some amazing flavors for ice cream. I loved their honey lavender and coffee toffee. There are so many but I had tried only these two and was sold. The place gets crowded as people start lining up. Sometimes they are out of popular flavors. But there still would be few that you can find to your liking.... More 

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Weston, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a point to hit this spot on our trip to SF after reading about it online and are we ever glad we did. My husband, who loves ice cream and has had his fair share in life, thought this was BY FAR the best ice cream he'd every had (he got the roasted banana and vanilla) - we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried twice to get in the main shop but the queue was right around the block and too long to bear with young kids in tow, so we went to the much shorter soft-serve window instead. The salted caramel soft serve was pretty much the best ice cream product i've ever tasted outside Italy. Added bonus was the super... More 

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Munich, Germany
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191 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed their ice cream, in particular the mint chocolate and the honey lavender. The quality seems good and the amount of sugar they use doesn't make it too sweet. Probably the best ice cream I've had outside of Europe. Prices are ok for San Francisco standards. Would go there again, no doubt!

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Thank ua917
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic and delicious! Worth a trip and fascinating flavors. Like I said, I am not really an ice cream person but this was worth it!

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Thank Sheila W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ice cream was definitely better tasting than the average ice cream shop. I would have given them 5 stars if we weren't rushed by the 2 female workers. I went with 2 other people and the girls were rushing them when we wanted to sample to figure out which flavor we wanted. The guy helping me was actually nice... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've had many of the flavors & NEVER waited more than a few minutes to order. Secret 1 - order a cone or cup middle of a weekday when there's no line. Secret 2 - buy a pint from the bake shop window at this location, or go inside one of their markets to buy from the freezer. My favorite... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was eating dinner next door and watched the line get longer on a crisp evening. When our dinner finally ended the line was more reasonable. Got the salted caramel and it was awesome so flavorful and rich. If in town got to try this place.

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New York, NY
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This place is cute and has a nice array of flavors. I sampled a few flavors before deciding on mint chip and strawberry balsamic for my double cone. I'd say the ice cream is a bit towards the rich side of the spectrum. I prefer it to be a little lighter, and the flavors are good but not amazing. I... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, homemade ice cream ! The most unique, I've had. It definitely ranks up there as some of the best ! The two flavors I had were phenomenal! Salted caramel and birthday cake, unlike anything I've tasted . You can get two scoops in a "single" if you want. There are a few other ice cream shops in the vicinity,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1532
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: (415) 626-5600

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Staying in Mission District

Neighborhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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