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Stella Pastry and Cafe

446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902
+1 415-986-2914
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked in others and none looked as fresh and tasty as these. Delicate biscuits and pastries with fresh cakes adorn the counter, too much choice really !! We have had the biscotti and macaroons, both soft and tasty, no breaking your teeth. Choc eclairs again...More

Thank Suzie7714
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried Stella's because TripAdvisor rated it #3 of 120 bakeries in San Francisco. Attendant was very friendly and helpful. Too many choices so we just picked a couple. I had the Wild Berry Tart which was fantastic, and a bite of my wife's Coconut...More

Thank 61georgiaboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you need to get dessert after dinner there are great options here like the Black & White cake or Tiramisu. Everything tasted fresh and the prices were reasonable. I would return.

Thank friscotex
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The restaurant that we ate at didn't offer dessert, so we stopped at Stella's afterwards to indulge. I had some sort of strawberry cake, which was delicious. The portion size was large and the price was reasonable. They had a large selection of desserts well...More

Thank Greg0ry
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Coming from NJ, home of the best italian bakeries in America, I still enjoy trying out the food in other cities. Although it may take a lot to impress me with food, the ambiance of a new place and new experiences usually make for an...More

Thank Al4607
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Nice pastries. There weren't all that many seats. In the Italian tradition we were charged extra to sit and eat our pastries.

Thank JohnPSH
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We wanted a taste of Little Italy at the end of our stay in SF and found Stella by a Trip Advisor search. The service was friendly and the cake and pastry delicious.

Thank PammerC
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I have been a customer of Stella's for as long as I can remember. This is the spot to order your St. Honoré cake but the real specialty here is their Sacripantina Cake. The bakery stays open late so if you have dinner in the...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This little gem serves up consistently good coffee, pastries and cakes. I can recommend the croissant, biscotti and their special cream dessert, a little like a tiramisu. Small and unassuming, but not to be missed.

Thank DebMcS
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Good coffee , good pastries but the best cookies I have ever had . I take some home to some of my friends in Oregon to show them why I always. Talk about this . Every time they are shocked at how good the almond...More

Thank Anthony D
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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26 April 2018|
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Response from Dan V | Reviewed this property |
Everytime I have been there including just a few weeks ago I have gone in back to use their restroom. They are very obviously doing their own preparation and baking. Doing it while I was there. I have not noticed any... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-2914
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