Sandbox Bakery

833 Cortland Ave (at Gates St.), San Francisco, CA 94110
Closed until 6:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 6:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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  • "Morning bun. I eat one then think about it the rest of..." (3 tips)
  • "Get the ham & cheese croissant, you won't regret it." (2 tips)
  • "... is still the chocolate banana heart, but the chocolate cinnamon twist is also..." (2 tips)
  • Brian

    7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the rice burger is delicious. Yum!

    Brian · January 24, 2012
  • Evelyn G.

    negi-miso roll is fantastic - savory, but not overwhelming. Read more

    Evelyn G. · December 29, 2009
  • Randy A.

    Swiss-dill scone reminds me of my childhood.

    Randy A. · December 20, 2009
  • Food & Wine

    Out of a one-time motorcycle repair shop, former Slanted Door pastry chef Mutsumi Takehara bakes fantastic French pastries (some with an Asian twist).

    Food & Wine · April 25, 2011
  • Christine B.

    Morning bun. I eat one then think about it the rest of the week.

    Christine B. · August 30, 2010
  • Jon L.

    Best traditional croissants! Shiso and sage pan is heaven. Their version of curry pan is quite nice. Lucky I live two blocks away.

    Jon L. · May 6, 2010
  • Lily C.

    You have to try the curry bun, it's deliciously delicate and flavorful.

    Lily C. · December 30, 2009
  • April B.

    Their ham and cheese croissant is insanely delicious. But beware the stroller people.

    April B. · December 22, 2009
  • Raphael F.

    Get the ham & cheese croissant, you won't regret it.

    Raphael F. · October 7, 2012
  • JJ J.

    Staff picks: yuzu marmalade, negi miso, curry pan. Come early and get them fresh out of the oven!

    JJ J. · April 19, 2012
  • Nathalie P.

    Hands down. The best croissant in SF.

    Nathalie P. · August 17, 2011
  • Tim V.

    Very very very good drip coffee, the best this side of Blue Bottle. Take it black, with a Morning Bun on the side.

    Tim V. · August 31, 2010
  • Laura G.

    Cream pan is some seriously decadent stuff. Wow.

    Laura G. · August 7, 2010
  • Susby (.

    The bernal sweet rolls are the bomb if you don't want a very decadent pastry. You have a choice between Ritual and De La Paz coffee and both are excellent.P.S. It closes at 3 pm. Read more

    Susby (. · February 18, 2010
  • Wendy

    New bakery, which is supposed to be yummy. Go early (opens at 6am) - I've heard they've been running out.

    Wendy · December 9, 2009
  • Brad S.

    Cheddar biscuit and banana chocolate heart sw excellent. Coffee is to weak for me. Staff is great..

    Brad S. · October 5, 2013
  • Bala S.

    Must tries: Negi Miso roll and Melon Pan. Savory followed by Sweet.

    Bala S. · September 29, 2013
  • Jane N.

    Watch the drip coffee actually drip while you enjoy a flaky, buttery croissant. What more do I need to say?

    Jane N. · June 29, 2013
  • Maybs M.

    Morning bun is on 7x7's breakfast bucket list.

    Maybs M. · July 17, 2012
  • Sean G.

    Try the marinated tofu rice burger - divine!

    Sean G. · January 14, 2012
  • KC J.

    Best pain au chocolate. period.

    KC J. · December 11, 2011
  • Angela L.

    Everything is delicious!!! I had a cream filled pastry! And drip coffee yum!

    Angela L. · September 2, 2011
  • Jennifer L.

    Sweet coffee and Asian-inspired pastries. If you're lucky, they'll still have tofu-rice cake sandwiches for sale.

    Jennifer L. · August 26, 2011
  • Kul W.

    Try the Nectarine Maple & Bacon Scone. It's pretty awesome

    Kul W. · July 16, 2011
  • Jen D.

    Their new bacon-cheddar baton is awesome!

    Jen D. · April 9, 2011
  • Elena P.

    Croissant aux amandes. That is all.

    Elena P. · February 19, 2011
  • Jen D.

    Many delicious chocolate-and-bread options. Face is still the chocolate banana heart, but the chocolate cinnamon twist is also fantastic.

    Jen D. · January 15, 2011
  • Erik C.

    HELLA good Chai. Unsweetened. Add some raw sugar and you are good to go. Also, didn't have a pastry, but they looked amazing. Cool vibe, even for a coffee haus.

    Erik C. · November 16, 2010
  • Tom B.

    Go to Sandbox Bakery and have a cup of De La Paz off the V60 & and a fruit croissant, then walk to Holly Park and enjoy the view. Read more

    Tom B. · July 21, 2010
  • Susby (.

    Chocolate and banana hearts are so good they seem healthy!

    Susby (. · March 7, 2010
  • Catherine B.

    Brioches rock

    Catherine B. · March 6, 2010
  • amy w.

    The cream-filled pastry thingy is heaven.

    amy w. · December 29, 2009

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