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Thorough Bread and Pastry

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The Castro
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248 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1311
+1 415-558-0690
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, had croissants and coffee on a SF visit. Delicious! Despite alternatives, returned a second morning for an encore. Still delicious! Take a bread of your choice to go. All kinds of other breakfast and lunch delicacies--galettes, tarts, scones, quiche, muffins, cakes, artisan breads and sandwiches to fit all tastes. Highly recommend! The owner, Michael Suas, is a teach and... More 

Thank JH1776
New Rochelle, New York
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

My friend and I stopped here to try their almond croissants after reading about them on Yelp and we were not disappointed. When we arrived on a Sunday morning, a fresh tray of the croissants had just come out of the oven. All I can say is that it was heaven in my mouth! Still warm, it had the perfect... More 

Thank NYtraveler543
Cassano d'Adda, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I was strongly recomanded to visit this place by a local friend and he was completely right. Bread is a masterpiece of art and the sandwiches that they prepare with it are consequently wonderful. Waitresses are very helpful and nice

Thank Ludig1991
Huntsville, Alabama
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We walked here after going to the Painted Ladies. I was in the mood for a pastry. I got an almond scone which was amazingly good, and my husband got the carrot cake that was even better. my only regret is that i didnt get a mocha to go with it.

Thank Tmgarci
San Francisco, California
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

What took me so long to find this place in my home city?! I love it for its authentic baked goods done right there in plain sight. Tastes fantastic, too. The backyard is a delight to experience on a nice day. It's outside among trees and plants. Such a nice escape from the city streets.

Thank RaySF
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Busy, we tried many items and everything was tasty! The quiche and the savory bread pudding would be better warmed so ask for that! The blueberry coffee cake was delicious!

Trondheim, Norway
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337 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

This pastry shop/bakery opens early and serves delicious pastries. The coffee is good the staff is friendly and everything seems to be done in a proper way. A good place to start a new day.

Thank KristinMiles
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

I am on the quest for the best croissants in the Bay area and Thorough Bread made it to my short list but not all the way to the top. However they score high because of the chouquettes and the great patio where you can have a nice cup of coffee, chat with your friends and load on pastries. The... More 

Thank Cat_en_voyage
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

I'm always torn about writing about favorite locations in my neighborhood. It's always good to share the wealth but at the risk of longer lines. LOL This place turns out some delicious carbs. They have a nice patio out back when the weather is nice. (No dogs allowed unfortunately.) Almond croissants shatter with buttery goodness, great breads and cakes/tarts that... More 

Thank Cory I
San Francisco, California
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2 reviews
Reviewed 12 June 2015

I have been on a sweets mission in San Francisco for over a year now. This bakery's almond croissants are prize-worthy, especially when you get the ones that just came out of the oven. Their patio in the back is an enchanting place to enjoy your goodies. I highly recommend this place for all croissant and baguette people =) More... More 

Thank JujuSprinkles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-558-0690

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Castro

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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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