The 15 Best Dessert Places in San Francisco

Who can resist dessert, especially in San Francisco? People already know the city has some of the best restaurants in the world, but they also boast some of the best desserts.

Whether you’re in town for a long weekend or a local looking for a new dessert spot, we’ve put together a list of the best dessert places in San Francisco. We are sure that your sweet tooth will be satisfied at any of the following locations. So, without further ado, here are 15 great dessert places in San Francisco. (Looking for boba? Don’t forget to check out our list of boba places)

1. U: Dessert Story

Price Range: $$ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 3489 16th St San Francisco, CA 94114

Our Favorite Item:

Volcano Bingsoo
$15.50
Influenced by Japanese, Korean, and Thai desserts, U :Dessert Story prepares their homemade dessert with love using the highest quality ingredients. The store offers amazing desserts, including coconut pandan crepe cake, volcano bingsoo, and Thai tea lava toast. You can also satisfy your cravings with their delicious bingsoo selection: Mango Sticky Rice Bingsoo, Hojicha Bingsoo, Choco Pistachio Bingsoo, and Strawberry Bingsoo. They also serve cakes like Chocolate Organic Matcha Lava Cake, Hojicha Banoffie, and more. They also serve organic tea, specialized drinks, and coffee to go with your cakes.

2. OH Dessert Café

Price Range: $$ | Hours: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 1919 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: (415) 742-4917

Our Favorite Item:

OH Dessert Café is a Korean and Japanese-inspired cafe that serves delicious sweets and desserts. Their Tiramisu soufflé pancake and Matcha cake are highly recommended. The place might be tiny but it is well-decorated. Desserts that you must try include their strawberry shaved ice, Ube soufflé, strawberry soufflé, Thai tea soufflé, banana split, and honey toast with Ube flavor.

3. Meet Fresh

Price Range: | Hours: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 148C Serramonte Ctr, Daly City, CA 94015
Phone: (415) 741-5421

Our Favorite Item:

Meet Fresh has a Taiwanese menu that features popular desserts such as their signature Icy grass, Hot Almond Soup, Hot Grass, Red Bean Soup, Tapioca, and Hot Tofu. What makes Meet Fresh truly unique are its tasty jelly desserts, almond pudding, and taro balls. You will love the cozy atmosphere and beautiful décor.

4. Uncle Tetsu

Price Range: $$ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 72 Hillsdale Mall, San Mateo, CA 94403
Phone: (650) 437-0399

Our Favorite Item:

Savor Japanese-style desserts here at Uncle Tetsu. They combine the elements of culinary traditions into its food, most notably in their American cheesecakes, Strawberry Cheesecakes, and soufflés. You can also try their delicious Ube flavor cheesecake, soft fluffy cake, Basque cheesecake, and signature Japanese cheesecakes.

5. Sixth Course

Price Range: $$ | Hours: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 1544 15th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 829-2461

Our Favorite Item:

6 pack chocolate
$15.00
Sixth Course is a “Desert Boutique” shop specializing in small-batch production of handmade truffles, French-style pastry, and organic gelato made from scratch. Their desserts feature the finest organic and locally-sourced ingredients. Try their most popular desserts: Gelato Pints, Butterscotch Pot de Crème Verrine, Voyage Cake, Buck Bars, 6 pack Chocolate, and "It’s Pecan My Curiosity."

6. NaYa Dessert Café

Price Range: $$ | Hours: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 535 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 926-8638

Our Favorite Item:

Salted Egg Custard
$13.99
NaYa Dessert Café is a Thai-inspired restaurant and dessert spot. “Na-Ya” is a word that means "to make others feel closer," and the desserts here give you a feeling of closeness. Some of their famous desserts are Kaya toast, chocolate toast, salted Egg Custard toast, ice cream crepe, black Thai tea, and mango sticky rice crepe.

7. SweetHoney Dessert

Price Range: $ | Hours: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 1788 32nd Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: (415) 370-2381

Our Favorite Item:

Mango Pancake
$8.50
SweetHoney Dessert serves their finest Hong Kong desserts. The restaurant makes sure to deliver high-quality natural ingredients and fresh fruits that will satisfy your craving for sweets. They serve food including snacks (Curly fries, Takoyaki, Japanese style shumai, etc.), and many fruit-flavored foods: Mango, Durian, Grass Jelly, to name a few.

8. DayDream Cake Shop

Price Range: $$ | Hours: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 740 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 349-0942

Our Favorite Item:

Tiramisu
$7.00
DayDream Cake Shop is a great escape from the city by giving you a taste of delicious cakes. The cafe’s ambiance gives the feeling of the hustle slowing down and eventually settling into peace. DayDream Cake Shop serves delicious cakes, mini cakes, specialty beverages, and other confectioneries. The best cakes to eat here are the Golden Crumble Nutella Molten, Chocolate Molten with mixed fruit, and Earl Grey Chestnut Molten.

9. B Patisserie

Price Range: $$ | Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 2821 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 440-1700

Our Favorite Item:

B Patisserie is an elegant restaurant composed of modern French-style pastries, American flavors, and local influences. It delivers delicious servings of cakes, tarts, and macarons. Their tartines – open-faced sandwiches - are a great option too. Try their Vanilla Cassis Cake, Egg Salad, and Chocolate Caramel Toffee Mousse!

10. Dandelion Chocolate

Price Range: $ | Hours: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery
Address: 601 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 392-6739

Our Favorite Item:

S'mores
S'mores $4.50
$4.50
If you are craving chocolates, then Dandelion Chocolate is the best place to go. It is a bean-to-bar chocolate maker in San Francisco’s Mission District. They have amazing chocolate drinks, brownie flight, and cookies. They also have unlimited self-serve homemade marshmallows. It's a great option to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

11. Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Price Range: $ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 688 San Jose Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 648-2300

Our Favorite Item:

Halo-Halo
$6.50
There’s no denying that one of the best treats in the world is ice cream. Their ice cream is so good that you will want to come back for more. The store offers ice cream with flavors including pumpkin, eggnog, spumoni, ginger spice, cinnamon, snap, and peppermint candy. Don’t forget to order their famous homemade eggnog drink! You can stop by the store to buy some ice cream or take your order online. No doubt that Mitchell's is one of the best ice cream shops in the city.

12. The Baked Bear San Francisco

Price Range: $ | Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 303 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 993-2327

Our Favorite Item:

Cookie Sandwich
$8.45
The Baked Bear offers you a dozen original-recipe cookies and ice cream flavors. Locals and visitors are welcome to choose their mix of ingredients to find the perfect combination they want. The store’s custom made ice cream sandwiches are delicious. The sandwiches can be rolled through toppings of your choice ranging from Fruity Pebbles to Oreo crumble. The ice cream, cookies, and sandwiches are all delicious and fresh.

13. Norman’s Ice Cream and Freezes

Price Range: $ | Hours: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 2801 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 346-3046

Our Favorite Item:

Rum Raisin
$3.95
Norman’s Ice Cream and Freezes serves their super-premium ice cream with flavors such as banana, chocolate, coconut, espresso, and mango. This low-key shop has served guests with their locally made ice cream. If you are craving creamy ice cream in different flavors, Norman’s Ice Cream and Freezes is one of the best places to visit in San Francisco! This shop is open for takeout orders or for outdoor seating.

14. Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

Price Range: $ | Hours: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open During COVID for: Delivery, Takeout
Address: 3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 626-5600

Our Favorite Item:

One of the most popular ice cream stores in San Francisco is the Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop. The store offers homemade organic ice cream in different flavors, including salted caramel, chocolate, mint chip, Balsamic Strawberry, Hazelnut with dandelion chocolate’s cocoa nibs, honey lavender, and vanilla. You don’t want to miss their seasonal sweets and baked goods. Bi-Rite is the perfect stop as you stroll through Dolores Park and the Mission District!

15. Stella Pastry & Café

Price Range: $ | Hours: 7:30 AM - 12:00 AM (Next day)
Open During COVID for: Takeout
Address: 446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 986-2914

Our Favorite Item:

Stella Pastry & Café offers traditional and Italian inspired pastries, treats, and desserts. Stop by the store and enjoy a quick snack together with your friends. Don’t forget to pick up a box of their cannoli because it is the best in San Francisco.