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“The Best Hole in the Wall I know of”

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Semifreddi's bakery
Ranked #1 of 1 Bakeries in Kensington
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Contrary to a previous reviewer’s expectation, this is not a destination place with fine appointments, it is a neighborhood bakery, the mother of all that Semifreddi is presently. There are two tables outside with metal chairs and tables. It can get cold and windy. So much for a sit down situation offering comfort to visitors. They stock pretty much the entire line of Semifreddi bread products. They make delicious sandwiches to order. They offer fresh quality coffee and a variety of teas. As for breakfast pastries, they come in two sizes, regular and mini. I like the pecan swirls. I also like the almond croissants and apple turn overs. Their bakery white loaf makes wonderful toast and French toast too. The young people who staff the place seem to enjoy what they do. Locals can often be found waiting in a line reaching out of the door for just what it takes to launch into their morning. Don’t look for fancy, just enjoy what you have in the bag when you walk out.

Thank George B
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We can always find parking and.....the most wonderful bread, fresh every day. Stamp your card and after 10 you will have a surprise!

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Thank Marina R J
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a great place to get baked goods. They have a variety of breads and rolls as well as breakfast pastries and biscotti. They also have coffee and sandwiches, which I haven't tried. I come here regularly to pick up bread for home.

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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Walk to any grocery store in Bay Area and it is impossible not to ran into Semifreddi's product. This bakery has its roots in Bay Area and while in Kensington area I decided to treat my friend (a guest from Los Angeles) to a nice coffee and some pastry by going through the source! What a pure mistake that was! The store is a hole in the wall, with dated counters and displays. If I didn't know the brand name I would think that this place was going out of business. It is simply sad when businesses like this bakery with such longevity in the business, continue to milk the profit and not spend a dime on their presense and looks in the community. The pastry was ok, a bit under baked and the choice of their coffee was below par. Skip this place- nothing to write home about.

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Thank Megan K
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