Brenda's French Soul Food is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

1. Brenda's French Soul Food

9.1
652 Polk St (btwn Eddy & Turk St), San Francisco, CA
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Tenderloin · 478 tips and reviews

Deepak P.Deepak Padmanabhan: Try the crawfish beignets, shrimp & grits, mac & cheese, and pot pie!

Kartik S.Kartik Sathappan: There's a long line so get there early. The beignets are great, especially the savory ones. Get the goat cheese and shrimp omelette in the morning and the fried chicken or shrimp and grits for lunch.

Maya S.Maya Shanmugam: Delicious, warm and pillowy beignets worth a wait

Tartine Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

2. Tartine Bakery

9.3
600 Guerrero St (at 18th St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Mission Dolores · 739 tips and reviews

Danielle M.Danielle Morrill: Chocolate croissant, bread pudding, lemon tart, almond scones, big bowl of latte.

Ashley Y.Ashley Yue: Banana cream tart, chocolate croissant and their broccoli pesto sandwiches are 🙌🙏

AnikaAnika: The Gruyere gougère is crisp and soft and delicious. Their standard croissant is near perfect. And try the lemon cream tart instead of the popular bread and butter pudding

Thorough Bread and Pastry is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

3. Thorough Bread and Pastry

9.4
248 Church St (btwn Market & 15th St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Mission Dolores · 177 tips and reviews

John D.John Doherty: Awesome little french pastry spot. It's crowded on Sunday mornings but worth the wait. Get the almost croissant.

Adrian C.Adrian Chen: The wait is longer on a Sunday morning! They have great almond croissants and yummy apple galette, and sweet potato pastries

Anthony A.Anthony Adams: Almond & ham and cheese croissants are both favorites. Love the backyard and casual, non pretentious atmosphere here.

Arsicault Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

4. Arsicault Bakery

9.3
397 Arguello Blvd (at Clement St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Inner Richmond · 66 tips and reviews

Brittany B.Brittany Birdsong: When fresh out of the oven, Best ham and cheese croissant and almond croissant in the city. They cook in small batches with high turnover on the weekends which means everything is delicious and fresh.

DemetriosDemetrios: Amazing croissants, all of them are very good, I'd mostly recommend Ham and Cheese Croissant and the Almond Croissant. So tender and flaky!!!

Shirley L.Shirley Liu: Get all the croissants, my favorite was still the chocolate

Neighbor Bakehouse is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

5. Neighbor Bakehouse

9.6
2343 3rd St (at 20th St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Dogpatch · 87 tips and reviews

Alice M.Alice Mollison: Possibly the best pastries in San Francisco? We got the last veggie tart and a croissant, both of which were perfectly crispy, flaky, buttery, and packed with flavor. The espresso was good too!

dave m.dave murphy: Best croissant in town - more typical of a French croissant than Tartine's delicious monster.

Jason Y.Jason Yun: literally can't go wrong here, but the blackberry/pistachio croissant, cinnamon almond bostock, chocolate claw, and cold brew are standouts

B. Patisserie is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

6. B. Patisserie

9.5
2821 California St (btwn Divisadero St & Broderick St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Lower Pacific Heights · 188 tips and reviews

Sukhjit G.Sukhjit Ghag: Chocolate almond banana croissant is a must try. Perfect with a mid afternoon coffee.

Shirley L.Shirley Liu: My favorite pastries in SF -- try at least a kouign amann, also highly recommend any of the filled croissants and savory scones.

EaterEater: Don't miss out on the array of gorgeous cakes and macarons that grace the display cases, either — it's all worth the wait. Read more.

Just For You is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

7. Just For You

9.1
732 22nd St (btwn Tennessee & 3rd St), San Francisco, CA
Breakfast Spot · Dogpatch · 127 tips and reviews

Kelsea L.Kelsea Lundquist: Get there early to get your name on the list, start with yummy beignets and coffee, then go with the breakfast burrito with green chili on top plus some oatmeal pancakes to finish it off....great meal

Clay J.Clay Jones: Beignets, home fries, coffee, huevos: all awesome. Breakfast burrito with chorizo and Hatch green chile sauce: amazing.

Marshall S.Marshall St. Clair: 7x7 mag recommends eggs with pork chops, apple sausage or catfish on house-made white, wheat or cinnamon bread -- and legendary beignets

Chantal Guillon Macarons & Tea is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

8. Chantal Guillon Macarons & Tea

8.9
437 Hayes St (at Gough St), San Francisco, CA
Dessert Shop · Hayes Valley · 94 tips and reviews

YKYK: A nice find in Hayes Valley. Best macarons I've had outside of the famed Laduree. Flavors include Apricot Marzipan, Green Tea and Country Strawberry.

Korki L.Korki L: Best macarons I ever had. Try Salted Caramel and Tahitian Vanilla!

Jinthana S.Jinthana Salcedo: Red velvet macaron is delicious! Must get

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

9. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

9.1
1042 Larkin St (at Sutter St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Lower Nob Hill · 144 tips and reviews

Bommy C.Bommy Cha: Caramel choux, raspberry and custard brioche bomb, pb&j brioche donut, everything is AMAZING.

SFGateSFGate: Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is serving both creative and classic baked goods. Try the soon-to-be classic California Croissant, which is a croissant stuffed with salmon, nori, ginger, and wasabi. Read more.

Marlon M.Marlon Molinare: Everything is amazing. You really can't go wrong by for savory I'd recommend the Cali croissant and for sweet you gotta get there early for a cruffin

Vive La Tarte is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

10. Vive La Tarte

9.5
1160 Howard St (at 8th St), San Francisco, CA
Café · SoMa · 134 tips and reviews

H Y.H Y: So many favorite items, I love their croissant, donut and cheesecake! The cake has fluffy cheese top with cookie crumb bottoms.

Luke B.Luke Bornheimer: Beautiful space with high ceilings, good (Sightglass) espresso drinks, unique fruit-based seltzer drinks and, the stars of the show, high-quality French pastries, savory items and entrees, all pricey.

Rachel F.Rachel Fang: Great space, almost hipster like Melbourne Australia. Lovely croissanterie items (hazelnut croissant was delish, berry Danish too), range of quiches, tarts (fruit, espresso creme etc) and foccacias.

Frances is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

11. Frances

9.3
3870 17th St (at Pond St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Castro · 155 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Must Order: Applewood-smoked bacon beignets, chickpea fritters, and pork trotters--all under the Bouchees ("mouthfuls") category on the menu. Read more.

Brandon W.Brandon Williamson: Excellent price and service for a Michelin quality restaurant! Don't pass up the bacon beignets, and the seasonal soups are always a winner

Caroline F.Caroline Faure: The Bavette steak is a must, as the bacon beignets and the chickpea fries, so delicious!!

farm : table is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

12. farm : table

8.4
754 Post St (btwn Jones & Leavenworth), San Francisco, CA
Breakfast Spot · Lower Nob Hill · 234 tips and reviews

jonathan g.jonathan gettinger: Their menu rotates frequently: toasted brioche with marscapone and honey, squash and goat cheese bread pudding with a soft egg, and brown sugar bread pudding with cherries and cream.

Glarence Z.Glarence Zhao: Egg croissant sandwich and mocha are great

Ari F.Ari Fuchs: 2 delicious menu items: croissant w/ eggs and ham, and cereal with homemade yogurt. They also make their own almond milk.

Miette Patisserie is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

13. Miette Patisserie

8.8
1 Ferry Building Ste 10 (The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Dessert Shop · Financial District · 70 tips and reviews

Cristina F.Cristina F-M: fantastic pistachio macarons

Matt W.Matt W: The macarons are delicious... but the must have item here is their ice cream sandwich. Blackberry ice cream w/ chocolate wafers is amazing!

Kimberly S.Kimberly Smiley: I promise you'll want one of everything. I love their macarons & everything else they make. Quality that you can taste.

La Boulangerie de San Francisco, Pine is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

14. La Boulangerie de San Francisco, Pine

9.2
2325 Pine St (at Fillmore), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Lower Pacific Heights · 27 tips and reviews

LisaLisa: of all the macarons, my favorite so far is the passion fruit mango

Rachel L.Rachel Levy: whole wheat croissant is delicious

BravoBravo: Outstanding pastries. The best almond croissant around. Still consistent and delicious. Tim Nugent, Top Chef Just Desserts

Fillmore BakeShop is one of The 15 Best Places for French Pastries in San Francisco.

15. Fillmore BakeShop

8.4
1890 Fillmore St (at Bush St.), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Japantown · 41 tips and reviews

Yuri K.Yuri Kye: Their French macarons are the best in the city!

CynthiaCynthia: Love their cronuts!

TaminatorTaminator: Incredible buttery aroma, great macarons and beautiful delicious baked goodies, and of course, D's Nutz (cronuts SF version) they have 60-70 daily except Tue. Sat. special flavor such as maple bacon!