Bakeries in Castro, San Francisco


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  • Frances
    The Three Faces of Frances Daily Changing Menu The food at Frances changes daily. It reflects what chef Melissa Perello gathers from local markets, farms, and purveyors with whom she's developed personal relationships. Because of this ever-changing nature, the menu here is truly simple—it's broken into only four categories: appetizers, entrees, sides, and bouchées (small, tapas-style plates). In the past, the entree section has listed everything from Monterey black cod to chicken roulade with brown-butter vinaigrette. House Wine by the Ounce Frances' beverage director, Paul Einbund, blends all of the restaurant's house wines at a nearby winery before bringing them over in kegs and serving them on tap. The staff then delivers them to tables in elegant 16- or 20-ounce carafes, which are marked in 2-ounce increments so diners only pay for what they drink. A word of warning: don't get too attached to any one house wine, as Paul's blends change frequently to complement the menu and season. Functional, Intimate Space Tucked away in a residential slice of Castro, Frances squeezes every bit it can out of the space it occupies. Less than 50 seats are available, and most are on a bench that runs along the outer wall. There's also a 10-seat countertop in the bar section that’s available on a first-come, first-served basis. To separate these two areas, a partition, which doubles as a functioning wine rack, divides the restaurant down the middle. Such limited space means that the largest party Frances can typically accommodate is four.
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    3870 17th St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • H Cafe
    In Focus: H Cafe Opened: 1999 Claim to fame: H Cafe was one of the first internet cafes in San Francisco. Food: pastries and freshly made sandwiches Drinks: fair-trade organic coffee Amenities: free WiFi and outdoor seating Regulars rave about these: the affordable prices and friendly owner Best animal-related boast: “internet so fast it would make a hare cry”
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    3801 17th St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Sliderbar
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Sliderbar facet_type_id: 0bcdb350-5f2d-1032-bf6a-35ec62085544 html_text: Bigger isn't always better. Just ask Ashwani Dhwan, the Sliderbar owner who prides himself on creating all-natural beef burgers that, while small, pack a serious punch. But beef isn't the only meat on the menu at this gastropub; other sliders call for housemade pulled pork, chicken and garlic patties, and balsamic-marinated portobello mushrooms. Joining this delicious lineup of snacks are barrel-poured craft beers and specialty cocktails.
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    2295 Market St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Urban Bread
    Pick up a batch of birthday cookies or opt for a classic cake at Urban Bread, a rich bakery sure to hit the spot. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Urban Bread's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Parents appreciate Urban Bread's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Urban Bread's free wifi. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Urban Bread's beautiful outdoor seating area. You can also grab your food to go. null Thrifty diners will love the reasonable prices here as well, with a meal usually costing less than $15. You can leave the credit cards at home when heading to Urban Bread — it's strictly cash-only.
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    3901 18th St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Hot Cookie
    Delight in a sweet treat at Hot Cookie, a dessert shop sure to please the palate. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Hot Cookie can easily accommodate large groups or parties. No need to dress up for a trip to Hot Cookie — the casual ice cream shop encourages laid-back attire. Hot Cookie patrons can find street parking at the Castro St location. You won't find better prices in town than at Hot Cookie, so grab all the snacks you can carry. Hot Cookie is cash-only, so plan a trip to the ATM before heading over.
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    407 Castro St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Hot Cookie
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Hot Cookie facet_type_id: c3fa61b0-5f3e-1032-bfff-884aa7fc350b html_text: "Don't let the lipstick red underwear distract you. Nor should you let\ \ the photos of lovely people wearing little else but said underwear sway you from\ \ your goal. The mission at Hot Cookie is to get your mitts on the cookies––just-baked,\ \ fresh-from-the-oven cookies. Shoppers can take home a dozen of the morsels or\ \ bring home a large cookie cake, which can be personalized with an iced message\ \ or Twitter handle. \n\n \nGroupon Celebrates Pride Month\ \ \n\nOver the last 50 years, the gay-rights movement in America has overcome\ \ tremendous obstacles to become a powerful voice for inclusion and diversity. Even\ \ as it has grown, the movement—like Groupon—is local at heart, and we applaud the\ \ commitment to real change that improves everyday lives. \n\nAt Groupon,\ \ we are happy to add our voices to those celebrating PRIDE, their achievements\ \ as a social movement and a continued march to equality for the LGBT community.\ \ Plus, we love a chance to dig that rainbow wig out of storage. \n\nThis\ \ month—and throughout the year—we salute our merchants and customers who support\ \ PRIDE and all efforts that promote dignity, respect, and equal opportunity. We're\ \ highlighting these merchants' deals with a special badge to show Groupon's pride\ \ in working with people who share our values."
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    464 Castro Street
    San Francisco, CA US

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