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

1. Tartine Bakery

9.4
600 Guerrero St (at 18th St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Mission Dolores · 712 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: Eat everything. Morning buns, croissants, and breeding pudding of course, but the sandwiches and savory pastries with ham and cheese, too.

Brian P.Brian Park: From Almond Croissants to Croque Monsieurs, French pastries and delights are perfected in this establishment. Get here early or be prepared to wait!

Alan K.Alan Kwong: Everything is stellar, but if you want a good start, the croissant is distinctly perfect, and a loaf of country bread is the definition of good artisinal bread

Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in San Francisco.

2. Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop

9.3
1621 Polk St (btwn Clay & Sacramento), San Francisco, CA
Donut Shop · Polk Gulch · 226 tips and reviews

Zahid Z.Zahid Zaman: There's always donuts so fresh the buttery goodness inside is still gooey and chocolate icing on top is still runny. Best donut I've ever had!

Allison Y.Allison Yu: Love the crumb cake donut and the glazed buttermilk bar! So fresh, moist, and just oily enough yumm

Rachel E.Rachel Eisen: Love the maple donuts. Great late night snack. Their giant donuts are also legitimately good - not just a novelty.

Dynamo Donut & Coffee is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in San Francisco.

3. Dynamo Donut & Coffee

9.2
2760 24th St (at Hampshire St), San Francisco, CA
Donut Shop · Mission District · 185 tips and reviews

Andriy K.Andriy Kinash: Best donuts I've had. Try the maple bacon, passionfruit, and caramel de sel.

Colby D.Colby Droscher: All the donuts are amazing. Maple Glazed Bacon, Orange Glaze and Chocolate Star Anise are my faves. The Four Barrel coffee here is the best on the street (don't tell Philz I said that).

AnsellAnsell: The Maple Bacon Glazed Donut really is great, and so is the Spiced Chocolate!

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

4. Brenda's French Soul Food

9.2
652 Polk St (btwn Eddy & Turk St), San Francisco, CA
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Tenderloin · 462 tips and reviews

SFistSFist: Everything you need for a hangover-stopping weekend meal: their shrimp and grits is the stuff dreams are made of, the choice of crawfish, Granny Smith or straight-up chocolate beignets can't be beat. Read more.

Bianca H.Bianca H.: Beignets are amazing. Crayfish are my fav ones because they are just so special. Check out their specials menu and pork belly is must!

Frank K.Frank Kim: Love the beignets of course, but the grillades gravy with their biscuit is amazing.

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

5. Thorough Bread and Pastry

9.4
248 Church St (btw Market & 15th St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Mission Dolores · 168 tips and reviews

ClairClair: I love that they offer a huge variety of tiny desserts and pastries at amazing prices:) The quality is superb & there's never an insane line out the door. + everyone here is super friendly!

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

AllenAllen: Ham and cheese croissant and savory bread pudding are both excellent. Good espresso drinks too.

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

6. B. Patisserie

9.5
2821 California St (btwn Divisadero St & Broderick St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Lower Pacific Heights · 175 tips and reviews

MichelleMichelle: Everything is fantastic. My favorites are the huckleberry pear almond croissant and the banana chocolate almond croissant.

Agatha Y.Agatha Yu: Chocolate banana croissant and seasonal verrine are fantastic! Tartines are only available after 10am

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.

Craftsman and Wolves is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in San Francisco.

7. Craftsman and Wolves

9.2
746 Valencia St (btwn 18th and 19th St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Mission District · 274 tips and reviews

Christine T.Christine Tantoco: Love their morning bun and cookies!

Jana B.Jana Beranova: Very cute coffee shop in Mission. Nice coffee and delicious pastry. The chocolate croissant stack was die for. :)

Ashok L.Ashok Lalwani: Every baked item here, be it thai scone (green curry with ginger) or roasted banana cake with coconut glaze or black sesame mandarin chocolate mouse cake, is a must try with a cup of coffee. Love it.

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

8. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

9.1
1042 Larkin St (at Sutter St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Lower Nob Hill · 134 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.

Amanda S.Amanda Schneider: Any of the tarts (sweet or savory), the lemon poppy donut and the Amelie are absurdly amazing!

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

9. Neighbor Bakehouse

9.6
2343 3rd St (at 20th St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Dogpatch · 77 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.

Rochelle M.Rochelle McCune: Speciality items are fantastic but the plain croissant is the best I've had in years - buttery, flaky perfection.

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

10. Arsicault Bakery

9.2
397 Arguello Blvd (at Clement St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Inner Richmond · 54 tips and reviews

Brian S.Brian Schrader: The morning bun is amazing. Top three SF breakfast bakeries

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.

Connie C.Connie Chiu: The best damn almond croissant I've ever had. The other pastries are good too but all you need are the almond croissants. Prepare for a line.

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

11. Chantal Guillon Macarons & Tea

8.9
437 Hayes St (at Gough St), San Francisco, CA
Dessert Shop · Hayes Valley · 93 tips and reviews

Meniscus MagazineMeniscus Magazine: 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

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

12. Just For You

9.1
732 22nd St (btwn Tennessee & 3rd St), San Francisco, CA
Breakfast Spot · Dogpatch · 126 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.

Mikael W.Mikael Wagner: This is my perfect place for a mid morning brekky. Two orders of delicious beignets and a side of sausage or bacon and lots of coffee. I love the home feel of the place and how staff interact.

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

13. Andytown

9.4
3655 Lawton St (at 43rd Ave), San Francisco, CA
Coffee Shop · Outer Sunset · 130 tips and reviews

Sarah M.Sarah Mitroff: Definitely the best latte I've had in San Francisco, and the sausage roll was delicious -- perfectly seasoned and the pastry was flaky and tender.

Kylor H.Kylor Hall: Cappuccino and Coffee in general is amazing. Scones and Muffins are amazing as well!

Tiffany T.Tiffany Taylor: The scones with jam are so good! Highly recommend. And tasty coffee as well!

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

14. Arizmendi Bakery

9.2
1331 9th Ave (btwn Irving St & Judah St), San Francisco, CA
Bakery · Inner Sunset · 129 tips and reviews

Elaine Y.Elaine Yiu: Pizza, awesome! Corn blueberry muffin, awesome! This place is AWESOME! closed mondays

My My L.My My Ly: Awesome scones & daily pizzas!! But you gotta try the bialys with the sweetest apple juice!! My fav, yummy!

Stephanie C.Stephanie Cheng: Delicious baked goods. All of it. Delicious scones and the GF brownie is heavenly.

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

15. Vive La Tarte

9.5
1160 Howard St (at 8th St), San Francisco, CA
Café · SoMa · 121 tips and reviews

Giovanni Walter V.Giovanni Walter Vatieri: Quiche is amazing, pastries too. Anything you get won't disappoint you!

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.