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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” (58 reviews)
“pastry” (33 reviews)
“cakes” (41 reviews)
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446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3902
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had been 15 yrs since eating this, and we weren't disappointed. Omg! How good does it get? Coffee and sacripantina!

Thank dianediana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A neighborhood favorite. Unbelievable quality and varied pastry. Always packed, counter services. A few small tables available.

Thank rthau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up with fresh baked, Italian pastries and Stella's is just like I remember. All of the baked goods are super-fresh, full of taste, and just like the old world. I've never had a bad bite to eat here and the staff is always...More

Thank andrew_branham
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got lucky - one of us got the very last cannoli on display. The other one of us "settled" for a cream puff. We dined inside the cafe at one of the small tables and supplemented our snack with espresso. This cafe has the...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

I am always on the hunt for a good cannoli. So, I just had to try the west coast version. And, I was pleasantly surprised. Nothing fancy, no chocolate dipped varieties or other creative endeavors. Just a straight forward cannoli (with a proper ricotta filling!!)...More

Thank luv4phood
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

After dinner at Betty Lou's ~ we left in search of dessert. We definitely found it at Stella's. Great cannoli and cream puffs. We ate down the street on a park bench. Great SF experience!

Thank Jmichealr
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Really wanted to love Stella but perhaps it wasn't our day. We came here July 4th at around 7pm for coffee and dessert. Very crowded and they served us coffee in to go cups because they were understaffed so...yea. We shared a biscotti and a...More

Thank Heliana M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

St Honore cake memorable. A N Beach mainstay with generations as customers, many early Italians. Traffic usually a mess this close to Chinatown, so a car is not advised.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I split a Napoleon, and our kids (teens) each had the Fedora. The Italian cream was excellent, and all were decadent and delicious. Would like to try the biscotti sometime.

Thank Sidney B
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Late night snack of cookies and cake. Did not disappoint. It's located in little Italy near Chinatown - breakfast through late night.

Thank susie37027
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
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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