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“Wonderful displays”

Thorough Bread and Pastry
Ranked #41 of 133 Bakeries in San Francisco
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: The Castro
Berkeley, California
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575 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“Wonderful displays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

Thorough Bread does a great job with their window displays; they usually have topical refernces made of pastries or bread (e.g. rainbow colored cookies for Pride month, a tree of woven breadsticks for Christmas, etc). Their backed good are fantastic too...I love their semolina loaves but the whole wheat ones are good too. They even make bread of teff, an Ethiopian grain. Not my favorite but good overall. Their sweet pastries are also very tasty, and not quite so butter saturated as what you get a tartine.

They have a lot of tasty sandwiches too. Overall a great addition to the neighborhood.

Visited April 2014
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English first
San Francisco
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“It's not everyone who has a great French bakery around the corner.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Their breads are as good as I had in Paris. Multi-grain has a wonderful texture and flavor. Baguettes are good and the fougasse is awesome, especially after it's popped into the oven to crisp up. The pastries and scones are great too. I've never had anything that wasn't really good.

Visited July 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Almond Croissant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

I've been to France and deliriously ate my share of Croissant d'amande - and it has been hard to find a place to rival. This bakery comes close...(as does Ganache in Vancouver BC). The Almond Croissant was not cakey but flaky, and buttery and filled with a lovely amount of almond paste - I only wish I had tried more of their delicious looking pastries. Quite easy to get to via the F train or the subway system.

  • Visited July 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The perfect refuge if one lives in Europe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

For the second time in visiting San Francisco, I enjoyed the almost European ambiance and definitely the level of the best bakeries, and pastry shops on the Continent one encounters at Thorough Bread and Pastry when having coffee, brunch or their other great creations.This very special place became again my 'Stammtisch' for breakfast and afternoon 'Kaffee & Kuchen' or rather, patisserie, being more 'French' in style and type. Hope that they will finally be able to make true brioche, but that is a minor complaint!

  • Visited December 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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199 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Found this when we were on a search for cake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

What to say about Thorough Bread and Pastry? They were there when we needed sweet pastries & bread. We bought said bread and pastries. We enjoyed them thoroughly. The people behind the counter were polite. They had a neat christmas tree they had assembled out of bread that they had baked.

They are in the Castro. Find 'em if you are in the Castro. Enjoy the bread and the pastry.

  • Visited December 2013
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