Boudin Bakery Café Baker's Hall / San Francisco

160 Jefferson St btw Mason & Taylor San Francisco 94133
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri, Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Tips from the Net @ Boudin Bakery Café Baker's Hall
Zoe Lonergan en
I love this place, the bread is amazing. I love the smell of fresh air dough bread. There's is so much to experience. The reason why I have it 4stars is because when I asked the employee to bag the bread so that way I can travel, she had no clue what I was talking about, Even though they had a giant board saying they will do that. Finally I talked her into wrapping my bread in plastic, simply because this is traveling two states over. But the alligator I bought, which was $20 she just put a bag over the top and bottom. Leaving it exposed to the air, so I am not sure how good it is going to be when I get home in 5 days. (Btw, I didn't notice this until later) I also saw that they had boxes, so I asked her if I could buy a box, so that my bread could be safe through my travels. Sure told me, very snippy I might add, NO those are for people who purchase the traveling packs. At this point I just wanted my bread to get away from her rudeness. GooglePlace - August 2017
Mark Leeds en
You can watch the bread making process through a window. The lines move quickly and the food is pretty good. If you are looking for freshly made, hot bread that is soft and melts in your mouth, then this is not the bakery you are looking for. The sourdough bread is served cold and the crust is tough. I enjoyed the flavor of the bacon grilled cheese sandwich as the downstairs cafe. This same sandwich is not available at the upstairs restaurant, which has a different menu, but apparently the same bread. The bathrooms are clean and pleasant upstairs. There is also an interesting and free little bread museum upstairs. GooglePlace - July 2017
Sean Lee en
Was really full from my meal elsewhere but I was walked past Boudin and I was attracted by its open bakery concept and the aroma of the sourdough. Thus, decided to order takeaway. Bought a round 1lb sourdough and a can of clam chowder. Heated it up 2 nights later. Still tasted good. Clam chowder was good, a little lacking in clams, but the soup base and potato slices made up for it. Sourdough was sourdough with nice crispy outer shell. USD9. GooglePlace - July 2017
Jasper Lin en
Feels disorganized, but it was still pretty efficient. The food is good but doesn't quite live up to the perhaps over-hyped expectation or reputation. If it wasn't called Boudin, maybe it would get 5 stars. But people reading these reviews should temper their expectations. As a tourist trap, this place serves it's purpose. But there are other places in the city that might be either more unique or more delicious. Either way, this is probably a must stop for a tourist. Just don't confuse the celebrity location with an authentic San Francisco experience or taste. GooglePlace - July 2017
Erin Vazquez en
Simply amazing! We went here twice during our trip to San Francisco and I loved it each time. The atmosphere is just wonderful - it smells amazing and you can watch them make the bread. The first time we bought bread and had breakfast - it's downstairs and you order from a counter, then pick your food up and find a seat. The bacon breakfast burrito was delicious! The second time we went it was later in the day and the museum and restaurant upstairs were open. The restaurant was very busy and we looked through the little museum while we waited to be seated, which was fun and passed the time. The restaurant upstairs is definitely nicer and more expensive than the one downstairs. We had the chicken club and the Cuban sandwich - both delicious! We also had the baked goat cheese appetizer, which was also good. Even though they were busy, service was a good speed and we were well taken care of. For dessert we split the chocolate lava cake. It was much smaller than it would be at a cheaper chain restaurant, but it was DIVINE and very rich. After the tip, our bill was about $90 for two people (with 1 beer). Pricey but worth it if you're willing to pay that much. Overall we really loved this place - it's a treat for all your senses and you can learn about making sourdough! GooglePlace - June 2017