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The 7 Best Cake Shops In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

It doesn’t need to be your birthday to enjoy the great red velvet and chocolate cakes at these San Francisco spots. To find the best slice in San Francisco we analyzed top review sites and notable food publications and blogs. With everything from carrot cakes to gluten-free flourless cakes, there is something at these stores for everyone.

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B Patisserie

Desserts, $$, Lower Pacific HeightsDesserts, $$San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Thorough Bread & Pastry

Desserts, $$, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - CastroDesserts, $$San Francisco, Eureka Valley - Dolores Heights - Castro
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Les Gourmands Bakery

Bakery, $$, South of MarketBakery, $$San Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Le Marais Bakery

Bakery, $$, MarinaBakery, $$San Francisco, Marina
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0
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DayDream Cake Shop

Desserts, $$, Central SunsetDesserts, $$San Francisco, Central Sunset
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Ambrosia Bakery

Bakery, $$, LakesideBakery, $$San Francisco, Lakeside
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Craftsman and Wolves

Desserts, $$, MissionDesserts, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Francisco. We analyzed 1901 lists and articles from top sources like Infatuation and Eater, 28808 San Francisco restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Yes, we even looked at Infatuation - Where To Eat In The Marina, Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in SoMa and Infatuation - Where To Eat In The Castro to pull this list together. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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