Bakeries in Hayes Valley, San Francisco


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  • La Boulange
    La Boulange's out-of-the-oven aroma attracts bakery lovers looking for some freshly made treats. La Boulange is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Bring your whole brood to La Boulange, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. Eat outdoors La Boulange (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating. Folks tend to dress down at La Boulange, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the bakery. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. The bakery has catering services as well. Parking spaces are available curbside near the bakery. Prices are rock bottom at La Boulange, so load up on snacks and treats.
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    500 Hayes St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Cafe Lavie
    For a filling morning mouthful, head to bagel spot Cafe Lavie. No need to miss out on Cafe Lavie just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The coffee shop has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Wifi here is on the house. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Cafe Lavie is a great summer destination. No need to dress up for a trip to Cafe Lavie — the casual coffee shop encourages laid-back attire. Those driving to Cafe Lavie can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot. You can load up on the snacks and treats at Cafe Lavie since prices are so low. Cafe Lavie accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
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    514 Octavia St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • The Cake Maker
    The Cakemaker: A User’s Guide Special-Occasion Cakes | One-of-a-Kind Design | Creative Chef Sample Selections Cake flavors: white cake with vanilla bean, red velvet, orange zest Mousse fillings: salted caramel, white chocolate, mixed berry Specialty cake: chocolate marquis filled with swiss chocolate mousse About the Chef: Chef Bala Subrahmanyam works side-by-side with clients to design one-of-a-kind cakes for special events, such as weddings, graduations, and anniversaries. He garners high praise, not just for his beautiful and delicious cakes, but also for his accommodating and cooperative nature. He also makes shortbread cookies, which ranked first in a taste test by SF Gate. When to Go: Tasting and consultations are by appointment only, so please phone first. Inside Tip: If you’ve got food allergies, don’t fret. Customers can request lactose-free cakes and fillings, as well as gluten-free cakes. While You’re in the Neighborhood Before: Grab a cuppa at Blue Bottle Coffee (315 Linden Street) to make sure you have the energy for all the cake you’ll be tasting. After: At Smitten Ice Cream, they craft each ice cream order from scratch in mere minutes with the aid of liquid nitrogen.
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    509 Laguna St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Chantal Guillon
    Four Things to Know About Chantal Guillon French macarons are delicate little cookies sandwiched around a flavorful filling. The best ones achieve a perfect balance of chewy exterior and flavorful center, and fans and Zagat reviewers seem to all be in agreement that Chantal Guillon’s are tops. Here are a few more sweet things to know about these popular confections: About 4,000 macarons come out of the shop daily. Each one is handmade, and the bounty is divvied up between the shop’s San Francisco and Palo Alto locations. The flavors are a lot more inventive than chocolate and vanilla. Ever try a kettle-corn macaron? How about lavender cassis? Whatever the flavor, rest assured each one is the real deal: the team uses ingredients such as Tahitian vanilla and earl grey tea to flavor them. Chantal Guillon also serves gourmet teas. Blends from the Parisian company Mariage Frères pair well with the light-as-air macarons. The shop constructs macaron towers for special occasions. These colorful, tiered creations are just about the easiest way to become the most popular person at a party. Bakers can even make themed towers for events such as baby showers.
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    437A Hayes St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Mazzat
    Four Things to Know About Mazzat Mazzat serves classic Lebanese cuisine in a warm setting tucked into a corner of Lower Haight. Here are a few more things to know about this cozy-chic eatery. The menu is filled with traditional dishes. Choose from Lebanese favorites such as tabbouleh, falafel, and kebbeh. Don’t expect appetizers. Mazza are small plates intended to be shared, similar to tapas. Larger plates, including Lebanese-style pizzas and wraps, are also available. You can get your caffeine fix. Mazzat’s coffee bar brews cardamom-scented Turkish coffee to order, and it also mixes up espresso drinks such as cappuccinos and lattes. It feels like a wine bar. This intimate restaurant is illuminated by pendant lamps and twinkle lights, and bottles of reds and whites line one wall.
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    501 Fell St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Muka
    Five Things to Know About Muka When owner Jean-Luc Kayigire wanted to make Muka more of a gathering space for foodies and local artists, he stopped at nothing—he even tore down the walls. The recently remodeled brasserie includes room for live music on Sundays and work for local artists. Muka serves three unique blends of coffee from Red Bay Coffee Roasters. The blends are sourced from Burundi (Kayigire’s birthplace), Rwanda (his father’s birthplace), and Tanzania (his mother’s birthplace). Unexpected cocktails accompany the classics. You could choose a sidecar, or you could get a cocktail such as the Fleur de Jalisco with lavender tequila, elderflower, and Cocchi Rose. The organic croissants are baked every morning at 4 a.m.. The cafe also offers Asian-inspired sandwiches and vegan options, such as quinoa salad. There’s French wine by the glass and beer on tap. The 1664 Kronenbourg, a French pilsner on tap, is rare on the West Coast. Happy hour is 2–6 p.m. every day. All adult beverages cost $5 during this magical, joyous time.
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    370 Grove St
    San Francisco, CA US

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