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Sweet Inspirations

The Castro
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2239 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1612
+1 415-621-8664
08:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 12:00
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179 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were staying at Beck's Motor Lodge across the street so we went to Sweet Inspirations for Breakfast each morning. The place is part cafe and part bakery with an amazing selection of cakes. The breakfast menu includes an amazing omelette (make your own choice of filling). What made the place for me though was the friendly welcome we received... More 

Thank Clembo1957
Madison, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Good selection of breakfast treats to go with your coffee or cocoa. Located right across from our hotel

Thank Robert S
Swartz Creek, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Cute coffee shop with great bagels right across from our hotel for convenience! Lots of sweets and goodies for a late night snack as well, great prices too.

Thank adventurebug240
kiryat ata
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Coffee shop is serving free coffee and breakfast with a discount to motel Beck's guests. Interior decoration very depressing. Food good cappuccino a bit small.

Thank rafi55
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I had a HUGE piece of German Chocolate cake that was just amazing. It was more of a dark chocolate than a sweeter milk chocolate, which made me love it more!

Thank jameshnatlanta1969
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

At same day me and my wife went twice. First for breakfast, where we had a good size of plates for an honest price. As the taste was really good, we decided to go back in the afternoon in order to try the cakes. Absolutely delicious and a large size for each choices: red velvet and blueberry cheesecake. We strongly... More 

Thank Thiagogasp
Wuppertal, Germany
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We went there a few times to have breakfast, either in the cafe or for take away. The bagels were really tasty, the coffee was average (for a European). We were impressed by the cakes they offer. They all looked gorgeous and we regret that we didn't test them. Staff was super friendly.

1 Thank FrankT424
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89 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Ordered the cheesecake, portion was huge and can be shared easily by 2, price is only $7.50. The place is friendly, a good break in vibrantCastro area.

Thank Cymtl
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Pros: Portions are big, seating is ample, employees are friendly, they have free wifi, only cake place in the castro (besides a grocery store) Cons: Only 2 outlets available, cake is commonly dry, flavors are artificial (orange cake with canned oranges and orange food color), cakes look and taste like they were made by Mom from a box If you... More 

Thank Alan H
San Francisco, California
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113 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This pastry shop has some of the best pastries in the city. Very wide assortment to choose from. Large portions, usually have to take half home with me.

Thank Timothy M

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2239 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-621-8664

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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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