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Thorough Bread and Pastry

Bakery, Sandwich Place, and Café$$$$
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
  • Gabrielle E.
    "The almond croissant is the best ever, but everything is very good!"(47 Tips)
    Anthony M.
    "Ham & Cheese croissant here is the best I've found in San Francisco"(11 Tips)
    "... cheese croissant and savory bread pudding are both excellent. Good espresso drinks..."(5 Tips)
    "LOVE THE ALMOND CROISSANTS HERE! better than tartine!"(6 Tips)
159 Tips and reviews
  • sandwiches
  • outdoor seating
  • casual
  • authentic
  • desserts
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  • Tim M.
    Tim Macalino1 week ago
    Try their yummy sandwiches! This one is the chicken with melted cheese on a toasted bun!
  • Jenny N.
    Jenny New1 week ago
    Almond croissant is a must. All the pastries and coffee are reasonably priced too! Lots of small tables and a back patio, great for reading or getting some work done (no wifi, but a few outlets)
  • Mike W.
    Mike Winston3 weeks ago
    Yes, you should get the famed Almond Croissant. It has fantastic flaky, crispy, and custardy textures and a really nice almond flavor throughout.
  • mipadi
    mipadiMarch 18
    Check out the patio in the back—it's a really delightful place to spend part of your afternoon!
  • Bert F.
    Delicious and fun, but no wifi :(
  • Katie B.
    Katie BloomFebruary 12
    Sandwiches are simple but beautiful!
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaggioFebruary 5
    Ham & Cheese croissant here is the best I've found in San Francisco
  • Ben S.
    Ben SchwartzJanuary 24
    Get the almond croissant
    Upvoted Mar 11
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BristowDecember 1, 2016
    As a breaker they are great! As a sandwich spot they are pretty good. Disappointed that every sandwich had mayo, lacked creativity to me
  • Misha Z.
    Misha ZatsmanNovember 27, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Amazing chicken sandwich
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BownsSeptember 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    They make an amazing sourdough loaf. Take one home with you.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurgSeptember 12, 2016
    It's all about the almond croissant.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • George J.
    George JosephSeptember 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The ham and cheese croissant here is something I could come and eat everyday. 😍
  • Prakash N.
    Prakash NairAugust 24, 2016
    Their almond croissant is incredible
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱August 2, 2016
    I wish the croissant was more buttery :(
  • Allen
    AllenJuly 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Ham and cheese croissant and savory bread pudding are both excellent. Good espresso drinks too.
  • George Y.
    George YiuJuly 4, 2016
    neighborhood shop, nice outdoor back patio
  • Xavi G.
    Xavi GJune 6, 2016
    Almond croissant is superb and everything else's too
  • Cait W.
    Cait WeingartnerJune 6, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The almond croissant cannot be missed!
  • Linda Y.
    Linda YangMay 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Croissants, sandwiches, pastries
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoMay 11, 2016
    Chai latte all the way.
  • Aditi M.
    Aditi MishraApril 10, 2016
    Savory Tarts
  • Anthony A.
    Anthony AdamsMarch 30, 2016
    Almond & ham and cheese croissants are both favorites. Love the backyard and casual, non pretentious atmosphere here.
  • Jane R.
    Jane RadstromMarch 20, 2016
    Big selection of fresh pastries, backyard patio. The kale and goat cheese tart was delicious!
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 11, 2016
    Almond croissant is amazing night and I don't like almonds.
  • cami j.
    cami j.March 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the rustic tarts and the veggie quiche. such buttery, flaky crust.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonFebruary 29, 2016
    Buy 2 pastries to share with a friend
  • so s.
    so soFebruary 23, 2016
    best pastries!
  • Ferronniere B.
    Ferronniere BellaFebruary 21, 2016
    Love almond
  • Hanah
    HanahFebruary 18, 2016
    Outdoor eating area in the back is so charming!
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaJanuary 31, 2016
    Tasty lemon poppyseed scone that's lighter than average! Tastes better warmed up. Challah bread is available only on fridays.
  • Roberto C.
    Roberto CosenzaJanuary 23, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Something was wrong with the croissants today (which I usually love): they looked flat and tasted very buttery. Don't take them when they look like this !
  • Charlie S.
    Charlie StiglerJanuary 20, 2016
    Get an almond croissant. The drinks and other pastries are also quite good.
  • Melanie L.
    Melanie LiuJanuary 11, 2016
    Almond croissants
  • Regina Y.
    Regina YehDecember 29, 2015
    Savory bread pudding and almond croissant
  • Margaret R.
    Margaret RyanDecember 24, 2015
    choquettes are just like in Paris. YUM
  • Becca G.
    Becca GrossmanNovember 25, 2015
    This is the best bakery I've found in SF. Their pastries are unparalleled, the croissants especially. They made a Christmas tree 100% out of bread last year which was an amazing holiday touch.
  • Eli T.
    Eli TuckerOctober 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The Chicken Melt sandwich is amazing. Bet you didn't even realize they had sandwiches at lunch, did you? Menu is at the register.
    Upvoted Mar 11
  • yvonnnneeee
    yvonnnneeeeOctober 14, 2015
    LOVE THE ALMOND CROISSANTS HERE! better than tartine! its cheaper tastier and has a reasonable line!
  • Liz N.
    Liz NeuOctober 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The croissants are amazing. Get a coffee and sit out back -- the mugs are huge and the back patio is beautiful.
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TsaiSeptember 23, 2015
    Get the chocolate bread! They only have them on weekends, but trust me, it's worth it
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoAugust 29, 2015
    Lovely place, not too busy, have Harney & Sons tea and you get a large pot of it. I love the ham &cheese croissant here.
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QAugust 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I think the almond croissant is good but not amazing. More partial to the ham and cheese croissant and bread puddings. Cakes are also delicious
  • Demetra S.
    Demetra SherwoodAugust 27, 2015
    Phenomenal baked goods. No ice so if you want your latte cold, ask for it to be made with cold milk.
  • Aniruddh C.
    Aniruddh ChaturvediAugust 19, 2015
    Their chocolate croissant is better than Tartine Bakery's
  • Margie C.
    Margie CeeAugust 14, 2015
    Almond croissants
  • kev/null
    kev/nullAugust 13, 2015
    Phenomenal pastries
  • Steve K.
    Steve KAugust 4, 2015
    Shhh. Don't tell anyone about the amazing patio. Just get an almond croissant in a to go bag. Yah. Do that.
  • Minjae L.
    Minjae LeeJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    excellent apple turnovers, rustic tart, and potato bacon turnovers
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMJuly 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Almond croissants and sandwiches here are fantastic. No point waiting in line @ Tartine!
  • Alessandro M.
    Alessandro MingioneJune 23, 2015
    Get a croissant and hang out in the peaceful patio!
  • Tamara H.
    Tamara HudginsJune 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place! Great coffee and a cute outdoor patio. Definitely a favorite weekend spot.
  • Zack S.
    Zack SheppardJune 13, 2015
    Everyone raves about the almond croissant, but give the blueberry scone a serious consideration. It's the best muffin you'll ever have, just in disguise as a scone!
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaMay 30, 2015
    Almond croissant tastes like an almond croissant. There are better ones out there.
  • Eyal G.
    Eyal GuthmannMay 23, 2015
    Sweet pastry
  • Asha A.
    Asha AugustineMay 8, 2015
    The almond croissant is simply magical. Best croissant I've ever had.
  • Roberto C.
    Roberto CosenzaApril 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    pastries are amazing but I'm a little disappointed with their milk drinks lately
  • Ashok L.
    Ashok LalwaniApril 13, 2015
    Cozy cafe with patio seating in the back. Check out soup of the day. That day was Asparagus Cream soup with green onions. Though my favorite was Coffee Cake. One of best ones so far i have had in SF.
  • Nataliya
    NataliyaMarch 25, 2015
    Ham and cheese sandwich + Harney and Sons tea
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Pam ☕️ OMarch 9, 2015
    Grab a croissant and a quiche before biking the Wiggle to golden gate park.
  • Carrie E.
    Carrie EdwardsMarch 2, 2015
    Check out their soup of the day. It's often delicious. My favorite is the corn chowder although I haven't seen it on the menu in a while.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenMarch 1, 2015
    Almond croissant was good, but not as soft as I had hoped
  • Shagun A.
    Shagun AulakhFebruary 14, 2015
    Great fresh pastries. Had the almond croissant. The blueberry scone is more like a muffin or cake like consistency. Great patio in the back
  • James B.
    James B.January 13, 2015
    Quiche. Very admirable cakes.
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian ChenDecember 26, 2014
    The wait is longer on a Sunday morning! They have great almond croissants and yummy apple galette, and sweet potato pastries
  • Vihang M.
    Vihang MehtaDecember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Almond croissants are to die for. I also love the bread Christmas tree during holiday season.
  • Justin W.
    Justin WyneDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to grab a coffee and get some work done. The pastries are delicious and the sandwiches are solid, too.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 6, 2014
    The pastries here are not overly rich :)
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorNovember 4, 2014
    Is a hit or miss place regarding seating. Service is slow and pastries are good. Sandwiches are okay, nothing spectacular.
  • John D.
    John DohertyNovember 2, 2014
    Awesome little french pastry spot. It's crowded on Sunday mornings but worth the wait. Get the almost croissant.
  • Roberto C.
    Roberto CosenzaOctober 26, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't go here please. So that I can enjoy all of their delicious stuff all by my self! Seriously this place is amazing
  • Stephane L.
    Stephane LoSeptember 19, 2014
    Best almond croissant in the city!
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 15, 2014
    Run by the students of the SF Baking Institute, this cafe features teacher-approved pastries, sandwiches on house-baked bread, & a lovely back garden in which to enjoy it all. Read more
  • Thomas R.
    Thomas RolfSeptember 13, 2014
    Almond croissants!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WattersonSeptember 6, 2014
    The savory bread pudding is ridiculous. Sammiches are also good. :)
  • Runqiu C.
    Runqiu CaiAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Almond croissant. Can bring your bike to the outdoor seating in back.
  • Chelsea L.
    Chelsea LaSalleAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    cinnamon pecan scone and almond croissant are killer
  • Jake K.
    Jake KaufmanJuly 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the caprese sandwich and sit in the back patio.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DorfmanJuly 26, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Grab a croissant and tea, then grab a seat in their great back patio.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WentzJune 23, 2014
    cafe with almond croissants by desi
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonJune 23, 2014
    great warm sandwiches on fresh bread.
  • Renée V.
    Renée VargasJune 15, 2014
    Savory bread pudding and a seat in the back patio is they way to do it
  • Heather R.
    Heather RansomeApril 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ham & Cheese Croissant!
  • Heather R.
    Heather RansomeApril 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the cheese and ham croissant! Mrrrr. And there's a cute little back patio to enjoy it in.
  • Alex B.
    Alex BosworthMarch 19, 2014
    Ham and cheese croissant is good although tartine's is better
  • Clair
    ClairMarch 18, 2014
    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!
  • Roberto C.
    Roberto CosenzaFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The garden is a bit dark so don't bother unless is super warm. Love the food
  • Anjali O.
    Anjali OttingerJanuary 20, 2014
  • Anjali O.
    Anjali OttingerJanuary 20, 2014
    Delicious bran/raisin muffins!!!
  • Minjae L.
    Minjae LeeJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    their potato bacon turnover is small but tasty - with flaky crust and savory filling
  • Michael B.
    Michael BDecember 2, 2013
    Delicious Almond Croissants.
  • Mauro B.
    Mauro BitencourtNovember 17, 2013
    Excellent pastries and sandwiches are good too.
  • Domenic V.
    Domenic ViterboSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    On a gorgeous day, take the day off, drop by before the lunchtime crowd, say, 10:30, & have a cup of tea and an almond croissant on the peaceful back patio. Heaven.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BlichAugust 18, 2013
    The quiche was amazing. The oasis outside was very enjoyable.
  • Milo d.
    Milo de MeoJuly 30, 2013
    The ham & cheese croissant is delicious!
  • Veronica P.
    Veronica P.July 12, 2013
    The chai latte is pretty good friendly service great place for a first date.
  • Carrie W.
    Carrie WJune 21, 2013
    Best almond croissant in city
  • Sefi K.
    Sefi KeiniMay 24, 2013
    Their pastries are great, coffee? Not so much
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuintanaMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try walnut rosemary scone
  • Tiff T.
    Tiff TingMay 3, 2013
    Don't be that guy... Bus your own table!
  • Rajiv A.
    Rajiv AyyangarMarch 27, 2015
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