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Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

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Mission District
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3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1532
(415) 626-5600
11:00 am - 11:00 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love ice cream. If I know I'm going to Dolores Park, then I always try to make a stop depending on the line. Sometimes it can be pretty long but the nice thing is if you don't mind sharing, they have prepackaged ice cream at the front. This way you don't have to wait in such a long line.... More 

Thank hungryhipp0s4
San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is small shop with long queues. The ice cream scoops are nice and creamy. We had salted caramel and coffee toffee. That was nice. We also had hot brownie Sunday and that was alright. Nothing great to write about the Sunday. Still a good place to visit and have ice cream

Thank rajesh_the_traveller
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like ice cream and let's face it, who doesn't ??? This place is a must ! You will have to stand in line, i have never been there when we have not had to wait in line a good half an hour, but don't let that put you off, it is worth it . They have classic flavours... More 

Thank Stufuk
Lincoln, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Always saw the lines when we would drive by... Gave it a shot and enjoyed.. We waited about 30 minutes. Tried a couple cones... The coffee and salted caramel were really good.. Staff was nice too... I would go back if the line was shorter.

Thank Will G
Palo Alto, California
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for after lunch Sunday treat. Near the park and Namu Gaji next door, seasonal flavors to try. Almost as good as Humphry Slocombe but less refined.

Thank Doc T
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The line was insane so I don't know if I would wait again, but if you catch it when it's not too busy definitely make time to stop in. The ice cream was delicious and had some unique flavors like black sesame and balsamic strawberry and delicious classics like cookies'n cream.

Thank laur2701
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by one afternoon during a recent trip to San Fransisco. I was surprised by the diversity of flavors, some I would have never expected to find in ice cream. Not sure I would like a large scoop of some, but very interesting. I decided on the Strawberry Balsamic and the flavor was wonderful and the consistency very creamy!

Thank Daniel R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited in the cold for cold cream. After 15 minutes, tried 2 flavors Basil which is the seasonal flavor Honey lavender from the regular menu Ordered a single with 2 scoops Tasted divine and smooth.

Thank KoolKat001
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Long lines, takes about 30 minutes. The ice cream is good, I had the famous salted caramel, creme brûlée and coconut strawberry, and my wife had roasted banana, coffee toffee, vanilla lavender. As I said, ice cream is good but compared to ice cream made in Europe it is below average in taste and quality.

Thank Maximilian A
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of super cool flavors -- I got "sweet popcorn" and it REALLY tasted like popcorn! I found myself instinctively moving to pick kernels out of my teeth even though there obviously weren't any :) Of course, they have standard flavors, too -- and they are also excellent. But if you're going to visit, I'd definitely recommend trying something unique... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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