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Hot Cookie

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The Castro
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407 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
+1 415-621-2350
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This humble cookie palace has whatever you may be craving and more that you want but didn't know you wanted. The lines vary from short and fast to long and gratification-delaying.

Thank lizzerbee
Oakdale, California, United States
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BEST COOKIES EVER!! This place honestly makes the best cookies anyone I know has ever tried. Every time I go to San Francisco (from Modesto) I get cookies at the Hot Cookie for everyone in the house. They're just so good. They truly are 100 times better than any other fresh cookie store or fresh cookie from a store or... More 

Thank Jeff N
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1,643 reviews
1,016 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They cookies are flamboyant and a little dishy and an out and proud cymbal of San Frantastic homosexuality. Yay!

Thank Alzor S
South Australia
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We got cookies for the kids to eat as it was next to the strain station when we visited the Castro. Cookies are hot, there was a long line up )which is part of the hype) and there is no where to sit down inside the shop. Be aware there is a cookie shaped organ and semi-nude photos of people... More 

Thank smooch4u
Omaha, NE
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This storefront sells cookies, some of which are warm. They all seem fresh. The cookies are good and several are creative, but I wouldn't say it is out of this world or anything. There is no seating and only space for a very very short line to wait inside. Honestly, they have good cookies and is a good run through... More 

Thank murrr77
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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214 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Hot cookie makes some really good cookies and macaroons. But I think it gets its reputation from the very adult sculptured appendage cookies that it sells. Not much is left to the imagination. But it's all a bit of fun😬

Thank Wayne N
San Diego, California
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152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great variety of cookies, and just what the doctor ordered on a cold rainy day! I go back year after year.

Thank Darrell92104
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

A must hit in the Castro, great cookies... Stop in with a cup of coffee from the Castro Coffee Company and you're off to a great start for your day!

Thank Kevinwodrich
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Right in the Castro district. If you love cookies you gotta pop in to this place. Tiny place , amazing cookies. Get em to go and eat while wandering the district.

Thank Rachel L
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This little bakery is literally a hole in the wall that is crowded when there are two customers inside. One can see cookies being made in the kitchen that's not very far from the displays of cookies. Cookies, both jumbo and regular-sized, are sold by the pound. The couple ahead of me, had a difficult time selecting 12 different cookies.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-621-2350

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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