Under the Radar, Delicious Bakeries in San Francisco

Under the Radar, Delicious Bakeries in San Francisco


'Tis the time of the year when we all crave comforting baked goods. Here are a few not-so-well-know bakeries in San Francisco whose buttery, fluffy, carb-loaded goodness deserve your attention.

Noe Valley Bakery 

Much-loved in the neighborhood, Noe Valley Bakery has been offering choice bread, pie, and cake since 1995. Favorite: the blueberry-pecan scone. 4073 24th Street

Devil’s Teeth Baking Company

Far out in the Sunset, there is a place that’s rabidly becoming a city favorite. Their soft scrambled eggs with bacon on a flaky biscuit or their signature doughnut muffin are worth taking the trip. (Must-try: doughnut-muffin) 3876 Noriega 

Mara’s Italian Pastry 

You can't miss this place in North Beach. Right on Columbus, their window is loaded with beautiful tempting baked goods. (Must-try: The raspberry ring) 503 Columbus

Stella’s Pastry & Cafe

Swoon over all the cannoli, napoleons, and eclairs at this european-style cafe. Their tiramisu is a light, soft slice of heaven. (Must-try: sacripantina)
446 Columbus Ave

Pretty Please Bakeshop  

Specializing in wedding and special-occasion cakes, Pretty Please also serves one-off treats for passersby in need of a sugar rush (Favorite: Red velvet) "Twinkies"  291 3rd Avenue

Thorough Bread & Pastry 

No frippery, no hype, no long lines around the block— just awesome home-baked goods to spoil your taste buds on every level. (Must-try: Almond croissant) 248 Church 

Schubert’s Bakery

If you want exquisite, luscious, wildly-rich cakes for an affordable price, check out Schubert’s in the Outer Richmond.  (Must-try: Princess Cake) 521 Clement 

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