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The Creamery

The Creamery

Coffee Shop and Café$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
210 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • crêpes
  • caltrain
  • breakfast food
  • good for a quick meal
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  • Vela M.
    Vela MinevaSeptember 5, 2015
    I had a latte and a lox bagel, both were delicious! Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Unfortunately, there are no electrical outlets but other than that really enjoyed this cafe! :)
  • Namitta S.
    Namitta ShankarJune 22, 2012
    Fabulous Crepes and amazing coffee. Great place to get some work done. Sit in the sun outside or park yourself in a corner inside. Free wifi with very decent speeds. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
    Upvoted Jun 19
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BowlesApril 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place, but as a former barista, I cannot wrap my head around how long it takes them to make any espresso drink...
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Happy hour 3-6pm! $3 anything on tap (of which they have at least a dozen options, Guinness, some IPAs, even a cider).
  • Justin M.
    Justin McClintickNovember 17, 2013
    Popular spot for the tech folks and VC's. Great environment and friendly staff. Have the house made chai!
    Upvoted Jun 19
  • Emilio M.
    Emilio MartínezAugust 23, 2014
    Coffee and breakfast is really good! They're really efficient at taking orders at the counter, so don't get scared off if you see a long line.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedAugust 7, 2014
    You'll undoubtedly run into a fellow VC, entrepreneur, and tesla owner here so eat your delicious chocolate cookie in a well-mannered way and don't talk smack.
    Upvoted Jun 19
  • Mike S.
    Mike SingletonSeptember 19, 2013
    If you're stopping by for drinks after work, do the responsible this and show up 20 mins early so you can slam a burrito at the neighboring Iron Cactus first
  • Tessa M.
    Tessa MacDuff PupiusAugust 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Santa Fe Chicken Salad is great. Lots of juicy chicken plus avocado, feta, lettuce, tomatoes, corn, and a light vinaigrette. Yum.
  • Charlotte L.
    Charlotte LilleyNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you want the perfect ratio of milk to espresso, order a wet cappuccino! Another plus: less milk than a latte, so you'll most likely finish drinking before it gets cold.
  • Anika
    AnikaNovember 15, 2014
    Oh god. Salted caramel icecream. I'll say no more. (Other than - when there's a big queue, try the side window - fewer options, but much quicker.)
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    The Creamery cafe located in the SoMa district is a great place to grab a quick cup of coffee and sandwich in between classes!
  • Carlos O.
    Carlos OchoaFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to meet with entrepreneurs. If you're riding the Caltrain is a great place for meetings.
  • Millie M.
    Millie MardahayJuly 30, 2016
    Serves breakfast all day long. Good delicious food, fresh ingredients, perfectly brewed coffee. Reasonable prices. What's not to like!
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin ReedyAugust 13, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Yo Dawg, I hear you like cookies, so I put a cookie in your cookie so you can nom while you nom. AKA, get the cookies and cream cookie.
  • Aleyna D.
    Aleyna DressigJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything they make is amazing! Especially any of the smoked salmon dishes.
  • Grace Jungok C.
    Grace Jungok ChoJuly 29, 2013
    Their crepe is really good. (in my opinion, better than sandwitches)
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikAugust 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Order a croissant breakfast sandwich, no meat, and customize it with veggies instead (spinach, tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms). Pair it with an iced drink of your choice.
  • Kate G.
    Kate GardinerNovember 29, 2014
    Best thing in its hood for brunch. And crepes. And sitting outside when it's sunny.
  • Dirk G.
    Dirk GadsdenJanuary 27, 2015
    The crepes are amazing! Great music, atmosphere, and vibe; staff were extremely friendly.
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuDecember 23, 2013
    Ask them to make you a tuna melt and they will!
  • Gleb K.
    Gleb KaplunJuly 1, 2013
    Local hangout place conveniently located next to CalTrain station and not far from the South Park
  • Morgan G.
    Morgan GiulianelliOctober 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    coffee, lunch and breakfasts on the go are good. But if you are in a hurry, want the right order to come to you or are looking for good quality food...look else where.
  • Danil K.
    Danil KozyatnikovSeptember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can get strawberry nutella with honey instead of nutella and it's awesome!
  • Charles B.
    Charles BNovember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    good Omelettes good coffee. also a good spot to meet someone coming in on CalTrain.
  • Joycott
    JoycottDecember 2, 2013
    As soon as you get off the Caltrain, stop in here for some of the best coffee in the city.
  • Arjun B.
    Arjun BalajiMarch 4, 2013
    Dreamy mochas, awesome run ins and surprisingly delicious crepes! Highly recommend.
  • K K.
    K KApril 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The crepes are the best thing on the menu....also try the ginger scones
  • Shillelagh
    ShillelaghJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food, excellent coffee, but if you don't like hipsters, well, I still recommend it.
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    They've got Angry Orchard apple cider - try a pint, a little sweet and quite tasty.
  • Casi G.
    Casi GerberJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The arugula, mozzarella, and tomato salad is bomb
  • MyCoopOnline
    MyCoopOnlineOctober 25, 2014
    Great coffee and a bagel that would make any New Yorker happy
  • Mike
    MikeNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The seared tuna salad is delicious and healthy. Get no beans and it works with the paleo diet
  • John B.
    John B.January 5, 2013
    If you came here with every intention of ordering a coffee and realized they served beer and therefore ordered one instead, you are not alone.
  • Tantek Ç.
    Tantek ÇelikJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get lunch here on a sunny day, eat it outside and bask in the warm sunshine while working with the free wifi. And bring your SPF.
  • Matthieu R.
    Matthieu RiouApril 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best espresso and cappuccino in the area. Very nice staff too!
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱August 8, 2016
    Their latte is more on the acidic side, which unfortunately I don't prefer.
  • Rick M.
    Rick MotzkoOctober 6, 2013
    Great coffee and workspace but no outlets if you're with a laptop.
  • Max T.
    Max Tatton-BrownOctober 1, 2012
    On first visit was a bit unsure when they didn't have a Flat White on the menu -- but then they made me an INCREDIBLE short dry cappuccino instead. Give it a try.
  • Tamera T.
    Tamera ThomasOctober 5, 2013
    O my goodness the mozzarella pesto tomato crepe was delicious!
  • Kidhack
    KidhackFebruary 7, 2012
    An awful iced mocha. Has an unexpected hazelnut flavor, tons of sugar, and hardly a hit of espresso. Mostly milk and ice.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱March 4
    Convenient meeting spot near Caltrain, but unfortunately sometimes it gets too loud and it's hard to hold a conversation.
  • Dilek U.
    Dilek UnarMarch 22, 2015
    I loved their decaf skinny latte. The atmosphere is also nice.
  • Nate G.
    Nate GadgibalaevOctober 25, 2013
    Breakfast crepe is extremely tasty!
  • Tessa M.
    Tessa MacDuff PupiusMarch 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The patio is on the SE side so it's sunnier in the morning than the afternoon.
  • ˜ ˜.
    ˜ ˜December 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The pecan pie and a wet double capuchino is a great way to spoil your dinner.
  • Sherry L.
    Sherry LiJune 25, 2015
    Nice selection of food items. Breakfast crepe is pretty good.
  • Guillaume F.
    Guillaume FlandreNovember 4, 2014
    Good coffee place with quite a huge terrace
  • Erik C.
    Erik CoxAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the roast beef sandwich and sit outside and watch everyone run for the train.
  • Allen R.
    Allen RomeroNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    New kid on the block. This is where a lot of current movers and shakers frequent.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JamesJuly 16, 2012
    No power outlets, no loose leaf tea, poor seating, old men hogging huge tables, most people older than my grandpa, commercial radio playing, have I passed through the looking glass today?
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongMay 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Across the street from Caltrain Station. They brew beans produced by Ritual Coffee
  • Karin X.
    Karin XJune 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a half-caf latte and bagel with lox, promise it will make your day.
  • Diane T.
    Diane Tate (Bisgeier)January 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Steak Ranchera Salad - perfect
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah Bruning MeronJuly 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The pie. Get the pie.
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GreerJanuary 29, 2015
    The chai here actually tastes like tea. Very nice.
  • Stephannie D.
    Stephannie DepaMay 10, 2012
    Grab dinner and check out Open Mic on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. Great local musicians!
  • Alexander L.
    Alexander LynnDecember 8, 2013
    The cherry ginger cookies are fantastic.
  • Mike
    MikeNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want something healthy, get the granola with yogurt.
  • Gauri M.
    Gauri ManglikApril 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Good spot for breakfast/coffee meetings in SF (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Stevan K.
    Stevan KempMay 26, 2013
    Nice location. Great breakfast sandwich. Coffee not so good.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱August 8, 2016
    Breakfast croissant with sausages👍
  • Jessie P.
    Jessie PhilippJuly 1, 2013
    although its name would imply otherwise, the do NOT have icecream
  • Mike
    MikeJanuary 11, 2015
    Avoid the chef salad. The chicken and ham is cheap, slimy deli meat.
  • Katherine K.
    Katherine Kennedy AllenOctober 26, 2013
    Happy hour is cheap and rowdy, doesn't get better than this!
  • AskMen
    AskMenOctober 26, 2011
    A local SoMa coffee joint that has the vibe of an incubator. Read more
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorJanuary 21
    Good place for a coffee meeting. Super close to Caltrain.
  • Jenny T.
    Jenny TMarch 17, 2011
    Try the cookies and cream cookie. It's a nice alternative to the usual chocolate chip cookie.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaMarch 29, 2016
    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at The Creamery!
  • Ivan R.
    Ivan Roth RolnikNovember 25, 2013
    Good cafe. The patio is beatiful in the morning
  • Fred S.
    Fred Stevens-SmithNovember 5, 2013
    This place sucks. So many better places within a couple blocks. This is a startup whorehouse and the service and menu are fitting for its role as the premier vc-brothel in the area; shitty.
  • Rutika M.
    Rutika MuchhalaJuly 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The chai is terrible, it feels like they've added some chai flavor to a glass of water. Definitely don't order it.
  • Jigar B.
    Jigar BrahmbhattOctober 7, 2013
    Eggs Florentine Crepe utterly delicious.
  • Derek O.
    Derek OverbeyOctober 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    They have 12 beers on tap!
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungJune 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good coffee. Free wifi. Nerd friendly.
  • Jarvis J.
    Jarvis JohnsonJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast crepe is sweet and savory goodness
  • Manoj
    ManojFebruary 22, 2013
    I did not succumb for the expensive but tempting breakfast here. Cozy place.
  • Juliet R.
    Juliet RJanuary 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Granola With Fruit And Yogurt
  • Michael A.
    Michael AlbaAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I love getting an espresso and fruit crepe.
  • Steve R.
    Steve RubleOctober 17, 2014
    Steak & egg bagel. Cold brewed iced coffee
  • Ben T.
    Ben TepferMay 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    They actually have really good and spicy bloody Mary's.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Their breakfast croissant sandwiches are the best I've had!
  • Chris 🍻 M.
    Chris 🍻 MakarskyApril 24, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    try to eavesdrop on all the people making pitches to VCs here
    Upvoted Jun 19
  • Alex G.
    Alex GorbatchevFebruary 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Alaskan smoked salmon crepe - it's awesome!
  • Paul B.
    Paul Betts3 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Pesto crepe is delicious
  • oohgodyeah
    oohgodyeahApril 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    What's good? Not the steak/egg/bagel breakfast sandwich. Untoasted bagel, dry steak, and cold eggs formed a tough & chewy waste of my money.
  • Philip
    PhilipMarch 11, 2014
    The pie was pretty good. The mocha not so much.
  • U
    UFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    These guys know how to prepare coffee & crepes
  • Tom C.
    Tom CavillOctober 18, 2013
    Worth deliberately missing your Caltrain for a piece of pie
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerJanuary 26, 2012
    Awesome place to work outside while the sun is setting.
  • Abood A.
    Abood AbussaudNovember 28, 2015
    Friendly, many options for food or drinks
  • Gervis C.
    Gervis CashJanuary 13, 2013
    The OJ is so good it makes me wanna jump in a white Bronco.
  • Elvin M.
    Elvin MatosSeptember 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the chicken sandwich on the ciabatta roll. Delish!
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TuFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    ask them for a lox croissant... delicious!
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoJune 7, 2015
    Confusing how they don't bring coffee to you if you eat there. The lattes are alright. Crepes were good, but bare minimum
  • Risa R.
    Risa RaeFebruary 16, 2015
    Love their crepés.
  • Diane T.
    Diane Tate (Bisgeier)October 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Steak Ranchera Salad
  • Liza S.
    Liza SperlingAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for manager Ivin, who is a great guy.
  • Emma G.
    Emma GuoApril 27, 2013
    They have the best latte in the city. I'm addicted.
  • Apple R.
    Apple Ratana GreenNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Secret menu item. Order sean's breakfast. See what you get.
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