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Cinderella Bakery

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436 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118-3938
+1 415-751-9690
08:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 19:00
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Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

expect a long line, which moves pretty quickly, because the food is THAT good! Variety of authentic Russian and Eastern European dishes is great and quality is superb to satisfy even the most picky customers. I highly recommend this place for breakfast or lunch, even though parking on Balboa or streets nearby can be a challenge. You can also order... More 

Thank jfilip2
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My wife and I ate lunch here at the suggestion of our daughter whom we were visiting. Despite it being late for lunch , it was still busy (not that it took long, a testament to their popularity. We had soup, salad,and a beef (flank steak) sandwich- don't know the name of it. And hamentaschen. Everything was great

Thank TBAtlanta
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

My family was looking for an authentic San Francisco dining experience,real ethnic (any ethnic) food. We found Cinderella online and we very happy about it. We shared piroshki (Meat, Meat and Chedder, and Potato). We also shared the barley soup and chicken soup, as well as the Chicken Kiev. Every thing was delicious. The piroshki dough was light and the... More 

Thank Dan T
San Francisco
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Everything at Cinderella is excellent - bread, pastries, savory dishes - all of it. I especially love the items during Easter - it's a must visit.

Thank eliote
San Francisco, California
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I prefer the old format...an inside, traditional restaurant and walk-in adjacent bakery. Now, the property is split into 3 businesses (though probably interconnnected): a pizza takeout, a takeout Eastern European food cafe with a couple of tables inside and more on the sidewalk and, the bakery kitchen itself which you can't enter. I visited with a Polish-born friend who really... More 

Thank fatoldlady
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The food at Cinderella bakery is very good and we there all the time when I come and visit and it always has been very good

Thank Emily N
Montreal, Canada
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335 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great local Russian bakery , takeout and restaurant. We had fresh croissants with Bean and Barley soup. I tried the chicken vegetable soup. All were superb and we ate outside on the sidewalk in the sun. The area is the Inner Richmond.

Thank Andrew T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Very fresh and tasty food. We ordered borsch and chicken soup and pelemeny. Yammy. Tastes like home. Service is fast and cashier is very friendly. Good job. I wish I had the same restaurant in Georgia

Thank Tatiana C
Santa Rosa, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Every time we go in the city with the kids we come here. They always get their ham and cheese croissant, and we leave with a pastry. Their soups and crepes are fabulous. My only complaint is that their Shuba is way too salty. Had to toss it out. :( The staff at the counter is always friendly and they... More 

Thank AurelieHarley
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

My family and I wanted to eat in a Russian cafe.We walked in the park, want warm food, have cakes with cabbage, but it was not tasty cabbage and warm, but dry and tasteless filling is similar to cabbage.We ate and dumplings with cherries, the taste was pleasant.But then some time passed and my daughter had nausea and was belching... More 

Thank Ksyusha M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Russian, Delicatessen, Eastern European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94118-3938
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-751-9690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?