Best Cafes and Bakeries in San Francisco

Mr Holmes Bake House

San Francisco is home to so many delicious (and instagramable) cafes and bakeries. It’s a haven for well designed spaces, serving scrumptious baked goods and really good coffee. I had so many recommendations from friends, and bakeries I visited did not disappoint. Each location had it’s own unique flavour and style, just like San Francisco.Mr Holmes 7Mr Holmes 1Mr Holmes 12Mr Holmes 9Mr Holmes Bakeshop
Probably the most well known cute bakery in San Francisco is Mr Holmes bakehouse. This can be attributed to their delicious baked goods, innovative recipes and super fun branding. You’ll find a line up outside for their Crussins (A Croissant Muffin) but everything else is available with no line up most of the time. There isn’t place to sit in this bakery, so we grabbed a box of treats, snapped a photo with the neon pink ‘I got baked in San Francisco’ sign and headed back to our hotel near by. If you’re shopping in Union Square, be sure to make the short walk to visit Mr Holmes. The croissants are not to be missed!

Media Noche 1SF 2Media Noche
Located in the Mission District is Cuban Cafe, Media Noche. It’s a fast-casual counter style restaurant in the evening, and more of a cafe during the day. The decor was beautiful, and I fell in love with the pretty tiled floor (that matched my Nike Cortez shoes!) If you’re just passing by, grab a coffee, and keep exploring. This whole area is filled with amazing restaurants and shops. We really enjoyed our time walking around this part of San Francisco. Next time, we’ll stay for dinner.

Rainbow LatteHome
For the most perfect colourful coffee, head to Home Cafe.  I mentioned this place in my last blog post about Colourful San Francisco, because this is the prettiest latte I’ve ever had! There are two location in SF. We headed to the one on Noriega Street to try the birthday cake latte. The barista’s skills were incredible, creating perfect rainbow swirls. It tasted like a vanilla latte with sprinkles. We also had a yummy broiche toast with truffle cheese and tomato. This is a great place for a coffee and a snack.

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With locations in Mission Bay, Lower Haight, Berkeley, Cafe Reveille is a San Francisco favourite.
We visited the one on Lower Haight, which is close by the Painted Ladies. There were plenty of tables inside and out, with many patrons with their laptops. This would be the ideal place to be productive few hours, paired with delicious coffee and healthy lunch options.

Pink ShoesBoba Guys
If you’re a fan of bubble tea, Boba Guys is a must! Started by two friends, Bin and Andrew who opened their first pop up shop when their favourite Boba tea spot in the Mission District closed down. They use Pure Milk Tea for their drinks, which is made with high quality loose leaf tea, organic milk and homemade syrup. It’s brewed freshly in San Francisco, and free of powders and preservatives. The branded is really fun too, and makes for a cute instagram photo.

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MORE SAN FRANCISCO CAFE & BAKERY RECOMMENDATIONS

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Jane Cafe
Marazine Coffee
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  • Esraa Bassiouny

    Omg these places looks amazing.
    https://esraasheaven.com/

    • Thanks Esraa! San Francisco has so many cute coffee shops to visit

  • Wow the pastries look delicious!!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

    • They were SO delicious! Mr Holmes is a must if you’re in SF

  • That birthday cake latte looks amazing and so do the cafes. I loved seeing peeks on your Insta stories and San Fran is so darn charming & pretty. Whoot love seeing your travel posts!! xo

    http://www.girlandcloset.com

    • Oh you would of LOVED the birthday cake latte. So instagramable! They had some really yummy sounding coffees too, I would definitely go back again. So happy you loved this post. I has SO much fun visiting all the cute and instagramable spots 🙂

  • Sonia Makosso

    these places sound so fun and fresh !! I wish we had them here in Montreal.

    Love your post and pictures 🙂

    Sonia
    http://www.soniaaicha.com

    • SF definitely has a wide variety of cute cafes. Montreal has so many great spots too! I hope to visit your beautiful city soon 🙂

  • All of these places look so cute!!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Thanks Jennifer! SF is packed with so many cute and delicious cafes.

  • Dorota Candle

    From all the places you’ve presented I like Mr Holmes Bakeshop the most. It looks cute (kind of like a cupcake place from outside) and in the same time stylish. Other places are nice as well, but Mr Holmes is just the most interesting of all.
    Dorota
    http://www.fetchcandle.wordpress.com

    • Oh I would have to agree, Mr Holmes Bakeshop is so cute! And the baked goods are amazing. If you can only visit one spot in DF, visit this one 🙂

  • Funmi Alabi

    They all look so so good and yummy pastries! Thanks for sharing.

    Funmi xx
    http://funmialabi.co.uk

    • Thank you Funmi! There are so many good bakeries in SF 🙂

  • Gorgeous recommendations! I think I’ve been to all of these! <3

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • There were soo many awesome cafes to choose from. Thank you for the recommendations!
      I loved visiting this city. I can’t wait to go back xo

  • Thanks for these recommendations! I’ve never been to Cali before, so I know this will be helpful. They all sound as though they have such delicious treats, not to mention they’re all so Insta worthy! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa

    THE STYLE CONTOUR

  • Alexa

    Loved San Fran so much and now I wanna go back even more! Lovely pics cuz xxx

  • I just saw this cafe from Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes, and it looks sooo good! I’d love to try that soon. Your photos are so adorable too dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • cute photos! these all look like fun places to stop by!

    kelseybang.com

  • These places looks interesting
    I love the aesthetics

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  • Kim

    Everything in San Francisco is so cute and instagrammable! I’d love to try that bread!

    Kim | http://www.simplylovebirds.com

  • Lindsay Fuce

    I’m headed to San Fran this fall and will def use this as a resource !!! thanks for sharing!

    xx lindsay | https://www.lindsayfuce.com

    • Oh you will love it! Such a great city. I have 2 other articles on SF on the blog. One on all the places for cute photos, and the other on my favourite galleries and restaurants. Happy to answer any other questions 🙂
      Enjoy the rest of your summer!