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Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

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3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
+1 415-626-5600
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Totally worth standing in line. The best ice-cream we have ever had. Better than gelato in Italy. Unique flavors, great service, fun atmosphere. Be sure to try the salted caramel flavor.

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Thank lindawoodsart
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bombay chai ice cream - what more could you ask for?! Note that their single is actually a double scoop serving.

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Thank tishahmed
Stamford, Connecticut
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1,505 reviews
914 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ice cream has unique flavors that all are good. What shocked me were the ice pops! The strawberry was amazing so delicious. Definitely check them both out.

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Thank Autumn M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing selections, unusual flavors I would never even think of. Worth your while, in the summer expect to wait awhile, but worth the wait

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Thank Julsky18
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't believe we waited in line for 40 minutes (in the cold and wind no less) for ice cream. It was very good. Not so amazing that we would wait that long again. Salted caramel is supposedly the favorite, but the best one I had was the coffee toffee. Tip: if you can't make up your mind, get the... More 

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Thank uvgottatry
Vienna, Virginia
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460 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A long line to get ice cream on a chilly Sunday evening--what is going on here? And the place is a hole-in-the-wall with limited seating and zero ambiance... But there is substance to the cult status of this ice cream place. Try their salted caramel and you will see what I mean.

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Thank Reslysten54
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Me and my Wife regard ourself as having extremely high standard when it comes to Ice-cream, and our high expectations from the long life before the ice cream shop were fully met and even exceeded. this is perhaps the finest and tastiest ice cream we had, and we've been around.

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Thank Yossi H
Boston, Massachusetts
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401 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I went there fore a ice cream cone today. It was very good and suggest you go there if in the mission neighborhood not far from the Castro.

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Thank kappy26
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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30 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The longest, slowest line in the universe is for the little ice cream shop kind of ruined it for me. I've heard the line was long and it's something you have to try but it's so unnecessary. SF is cold and windy even in August and ice cream outside and after you come out the cold freezing is not the... More 

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Thank Andygardy
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110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

San Francisco seems to be in love with ice cream, and this place for sure is in the Top 10 ice cream sellers in town. Large choice of excellent flavors, that you can slurp up in nearby beautiful Mission Dolores Park. Not cheap though -

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cuisine
American
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-5600

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighbourhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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