Boudin Bakery & Café: "a bit touristy but what the heck" Boudin Bakery & Café Tip by richiecdisc

Boudin Bakery & Café, San Francisco: 27 reviews and 39 photos


Okay, this is a touristy thing to do, but San Francisco is noted (and rightfully so) for its sourdough bread and Boudin’s surely makes a great one. The idea of putting soup, preferably clam chowder into a round scooped our loaf evidently originated here. It’s full of tourists but still a cool place to visit as you watch the bread being transported by a pulley type device. You can eat outside under space heaters, much needed with the city’s infamous foggy cool weather. It’s very convenient and I guess something everyone should do once.

Favorite Dish: We shared one bowl of the chowder as it was a bit pricey at $6.95. The chowder itself was not bad but not exactly full of clams and the portion was pretty measly other than the bread bowl it came served in. Generally, we noticed people throwing the bowl away rather than eating it when we found it the best part of the meal! By only ordering one, we were able to eat the whole thing and then picked up some fried calamari at one of the nearby seafood stands.

Address: 156 Jefferson Street
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Fisherman’s Wharf area and you cannot miss it unless you are totally avoided anywhere tourists go.
Phone: (415) 928-1849
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 3
Theme: Bakery

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 15, 2005
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