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Thorough Bread and Pastry

248 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1311
+1 415-558-0690
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
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248 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1311
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

I’ve had some very good almond croissants in the bay area – Firebrand and La Farine, for example – but I think Thorough Bread gets the prize. I also had a savory turnover (spinach and feta I think, perhaps) and a choc chip cookie. Just...More

Thank jkaybay
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank JH1776
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank NYtraveler543
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
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...More

Thank Tmgarci
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...More

Thank RaySF
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!

Reviewed 30 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
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...More

Thank Cat_en_voyage
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....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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