San Francisco Foodie Guide to the Top 20 Desserts and Bakeries

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If I could eat desserts for the rest of my life, I would be a *very* happy person. Here’s my roundup of the BEST bakeries in the San Francisco Bay area. I’m listing out places for cakes, croissants, toasts, brunches, and so much more to satisfy all your sweet-tooth cravings!

1. Alexanders Patisserie

Alexander’s Patisserie is my #1 favorite bakery in the Bay Area. I frequent it all times of the day: for my morning croissants, to afternoon high tea, to evening entremets. Their croissants have the perfect balance of flaky while having good body. And they make gorgeous cakes for special occasions.

Don’t skip out on their afternoon-tea experience! It’s a great way to try a mini versions of their best creations

2. Fancy Flavors

If you’re looking for fancy macarons, look no further. Fancy Flavors makes beautiful and tasty macarons. They offer a wide array of flavors and offer custom order for character macarons. They recently opened a physical store front in San Jose too!

3. U:Dessert Story

U:Dessert Story specializes in crepe cakes, bingsoos, and South-East-Asian tropical flavors. If you’ve never had a bingsoo (or bingsu), this is the place to try it! It’s pillowy shaved milk ice topped with fixins. Their mango bingsoo and seasonal durian bingsoo are a must.

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4. Manresa Bread

From the Michelin starred restaurant Manresa comes Manresa Bread. The little bakery in Los Altos is churning up some incredible baked goods, like this croissant.

5. Mademoiselle Colette

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6. Stonemill Matcha

7. Le Marais Bakery

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8. Bread Belly

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9. Vive La Tarte

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10. Bun Appétit Donuts

11. Third Culture Bakery

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12. Satura Cakes

13. Les Gourmands Bakery

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14. Craftsman and wolves

15. Son and Garden 

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16. K-Café Patisserie & Tea House

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17. Choux: French Bakery

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18. The Mill

19. Tartine Manufactory

20. Dandelion Bloom Chocolate Salon

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Hope this list of best bakeries in San Francisco inspire you to explore more of SF’s bakeries!

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