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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We got several items, some are 4 and others are 5 stars. The fedora cake is a five star being moist, not overly sweet, and just delicate enough like what I would get in Europe. The Napoleon is 4 star though. The pastry was assembled...that morning, but the cream has icicle or crystal taste so probably need more consistent mixing. It is not bad just could be even better. The sacripantina and panna cotta were excellent though.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020

As we said outside enjoying our dinner I kept on seeing people walk out of this pastry shop next to us with these little white boxes of deliciousness. I got up to go take a look and to see what everybody was coming out of...the store with. Once I went in it brought back all my childhood memories about the cookies my grandparents used to have in their cupboard. I think I went a little haywire and got a little more than what we needed but each and every one of them was made special, they were so delicious and fattening but they were authentic pastries. If you happen to see this store are passed by on Columbus Avenue is a must stop pickup up box or two and enjoy I guarantee you'll go back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

my friend and I stopped by for a quick snack. Cookies and pastries were excellent. Service was fast and friendly. Observing all of the covid-19 policies.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 25 April 2020

You may pretend that Italians live in New York and Boston...and you may tell me that Italians lived in San Francisco's North Beach.. You might decide to talk about Chinese pastries like the egg tart and mousse cakes.. but what I really want to know...is..have you had these cannolis or berry treats or the Napoleon? I believe you should because Stella's is history and it's a tourist spot. It's not always busy but there might be a table left over around 9pm.. I love CANNOLIS and I LOVE ITALIAN PASTRIES.. IT IS A PASSION SO FORGET CHINATOWN AND THE EGG TART(dan tat) I PREFER THE CANNOLI! THE ROMAN CANNOLI YES to Stella's and North BEACh YES TO ME AND YES TO YOUMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 28 January 2020 via mobile

OMG! I came from NY and didn't expect such delicious authentic pastries!must have the chocolate raspberry cake. Napolians, and cheese cakes! Walk there, you're gonna need to burn the calories!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

After lots of walking found myself here to get a cappuccino but the pastries behind the counter were calling me while locals were buying New Years Eve treats by the box. Had 3 different biscotti, and an apricot danish that were all together worth the...1500 calories they likely entailed. The kitchen is basically open so you can see the bakers at work. Oh, it’s really cheap too.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 15 December 2019

Our food tour group made a brief stop into Stella Pastry to pick up a box of cannoli, after hearing from our guide about what makes a good cannoli, and why the ones at Stella were so good: freshness. The cannoli from Stella was delicious,...and now I have some context into how to judge their quality in the future.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 17 November 2019 via mobile

This bakery and café deserves to be the #1 spot in all of bay area. The service are superfriendly and it's a "home feeling" to all of it which I cant put words on. Peaked my head in to the bakers behind the cashier and...I praised them for their work, which they truely seemed to appreciate. The croissants made here are better than any I ever had in continental Europe. The cakes are outstanding - not dry, good variation and lots of filling. They got great coffee too :-)More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 16 November 2019 via mobile

Lovely stop for pastries and lattes. Enough tables to eat inside. Really liked my iced latte and Italian cookies. We took pastries to go as well. Great little bakery!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 15 November 2019

We spend four nights in the mission district and we stumbled on this awesome bakery while we exploring the city. We bought three desserts and took them to the hotel. After the first bite we knew we had come back again for three visits on...three different days. We will be back again when we are in townMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from 978danv | 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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