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Stella Pastry and Cafe

446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902
+1 415-986-2914
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cannoli” (50 reviews)
“pastry” (37 reviews)
“cake” (25 reviews)
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446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking to get a cannoli, slice of cake, cookies or some other pastry to satisfy yours sweet tooth this is the place to go in North Beach. I have enjoyed going here for a couple of decades and the latest visit in...More

Thank yosemitepictures
Reviewed 20 April 2018

I was on an organized walking tour of SF and our guide uses Stella as the coffee break place. He suggested their signature pastry was the sacripantina so I'm all about signature dishes. It was truly delish... kind of like Tiramisu but lighter. It was...More

Thank johnthedentist64
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This place has the best cannoli in the west coast. We also ordered the specialty called Sacripantina cake which is a vanilla flavored sponge cake with rum. Also ordered a puff cake, hot chocolate, and a coffee. I gotta say the coffee was delicious. They...More

Thank 1Jeeplover
Reviewed 30 March 2018

This pastry place in the middle of Little Italy is really old school and has super charm. The pastries were quite reasonably priced for the quality and the freshness. We went in after dinner at a pizza place down the street. We had the Sacripantina,...More

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We visit the city a few times a year and one stop we always make is a visit to Stella’s. They have the best Tiramisu and cannolis. Everything in the case looks wonderful but we alway get the same treats. They are also a coffee...More

Thank Dan V
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night - quick service for take away. Tried Sacripantina for the first time and was blown away by how light and delicate the flavours were! Would highly recommend! The place was busy with customers - the locals obviously know a good...More

Thank aditijoshi77
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Since Stella Pastry and Cafe was just below our room, visiting the cafe was a given....and of course, all of their pastries are so delicious!

Thank MichelleandBob2013
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Love this place! We always come by when we’re in North Beach. Sometimes we go a little out of the way just to get some tiramisu. Everything is delicious here but I have yet to find better tiramisu anywhere else!

Thank wanderwm
Reviewed 28 December 2017

First of all, the two girls who help us are Rebecca and Jessica. They work really hard to make sure that we get what we want quickly, even though there are generally a lot of people at this cafe. They also have a great sense...More

Thank UptownGirl805
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The cannoli at Stella's was very good: the shell was light and crisp and not too thick, the creamy filling was airy and there was enough of it. I hate to say it, but in my opinion the creamy could have been a little sweeter....More

Thank Lisa C
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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26 April 2018|
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Response from Dan V | Reviewed this property |
Everytime I have been there including just a few weeks ago I have gone in back to use their restroom. They are very obviously doing their own preparation and baking. Doing it while I was there. I have not noticed any... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-2914
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