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Boulange de Cole Valley

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1000 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117-4318
+1 415-242-2442
07:00 - 19:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Don't bother unless you like to wait in long slow moving lines, and be served by a cashier with a runny nose. Some of their pastry was unusual and excellent, but they seem to have lost the original staff and the current staff seems indifferent. Too bad!

Thank Martin D
Barcelona, Spain
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208 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Boulangerie with nice pastries. The coffee is also good and the worst thing is the service, but it's still a good place to go for breakfast.

Thank Carla1100
Miami Beach, Florida
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523 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We have been coming to the restaurant at Cole and Parnassus since it was Tassajara Bakery (25 years ago!) and the latest incarnation was promising (Boulanger). So we enjoyed the savories and the sweets with our Café au Lait and then heard that Starbucks had purchased the small chain. Were we going to be subjected to geo-tagged commuter mugs and... More 

Thank John K
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Unless you like being grunted at place has zero service. Also when they advertise eggs ANY style apparently it does not include poached eggs I would not come here again

Thank Phil W
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Best coffee I could find in Cole Valley. Good snacks. A great place for breakfast and light lunches.

Thank Michael L
Berkeley, California
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

What a shame Starbucks wants to close this outlet. The food is much better than Starbucks and so is the coffee. I had the potato tart and a salmon + creme fraich sandwich. very good.

Thank gaius_11
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Decent coffee and breakfast is awesome. Boulange accepts starbucks cards for payment but has it's own coffee and the pastries available aren't available at starbucks. Funny how that works out.

Thank Alex L
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2014

Residents and visitors alike will find something to like at Boulange. The coffee is excellent, the pastries flaky and delicious, the sandwiches flavourful and fresh. As a bonus, because it's located at the edge of the commercial area of Cole Valley, there is a chance you will find parking!

Thank webtravel
Austin, Texas
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

We had breakfast sandwiches here one Sunday morning as the neighborhood awoke and began setting up for a street fair. Loved the neighborhood feel, very cozy place. We ordered a sandwich with bacon, tomatoes, cheese, greens and egg - yum! And one with a sort of egg patty that had ham in it served with pesto on the bun. My... More 

Thank tncmohin
Santa Rosa, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

They have very good french food such as croissants and other yummy pastries to choose from. They make delicious desserts for special occasions and make good macaroons. If your french and want to celebrate la galette des rois thats the place to order galettes. Very good lunch and brunch.

Thank Holly H

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Cafe, French
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
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: 1000 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117-4318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-242-2442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?