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Cako Cupcakes

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211 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2118
+1 415-399-1869
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Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

I don't think I've eaten a worse cupcake :(. The ones I make at home via Duncan Hines much better. Give it a miss and head for the markets.

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Thank Pelagee
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

On a recent trip to San Francisco, we decided to stop for dessert following a wonderful meal. We stopped at Cako in Union Square which was fairly close to our hotel, The Grand Hyatt. Since it was after 8 pm, the selection was not all that large but we only wanted one cupcake each so it was fine. I ordered... More 

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Thank K2Travels
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

I just happened to stumble upon this tiny bakery while walking back to my hotel during my stay downtown. The cupcake I tried was tiramisu and it was AMAZING! The cupcake itself was moist and the frosting ontop was not overbearing. I went back a couple nights later and tried the Snickers cupcake. It too was so good! A little... More 

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Thank LoveTryingNewThings
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

We had a quick cupcake here for an afternoon snack. I had the maple cupcske with cream cheese and bacon! Pretty good! The marsipan wasnt great...vrry bland...

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Thank Amgs16
Dearborn, Missouri
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised to find this little place in the Japan Center. Nothing fancy and only places to sit and eat outside in the mall, Cako is a great place to get your cupcake fix. Cake was good, not dry and full of flavor. Icing was too and not too much on top. Just right. If you are close by,... More 

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Thank DSArchitect
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

We just happened to walk by and couldn't resist. They had some very interesting flavors for their macaroons and cupcakes. I tried the white peach macaroon and my mother tried the maple bacon cupcake. It was all really good! I wasn't sure about the maple bacon one, but it just tasted like waffles with syrup and candied bacon pieces on... More 

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Thank Mika2808
Katy, Texas
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Being from out of town and in San Francisco the first time, I happen to stumble across a Cako's in Westfield. I wasn't sure what to make of them as I hadn't read anything about them prior to going to the stop, but after looking at the seemingly "yummy" selections they had, I decided to try the Cinnamon Donut Muffin.... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2013

I stopped by the Westfield location after work to pick up some cupcakes for visiting a friend. There were two girls working and I asked how much it was for a half dozen vs. a dozen. I was quoted a price by one girl and when it appeared that I was in thought over how many to buy, the other... More 

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Thank MToaster
San Francisco
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

Went of an afterdinner snack. I had a s'mores cupcake, it was very chocolately and the marshmallow topping nearly fell off after one bite. I was looking for the graham crackers but there were none. The flavor was good and the price was reasonable. Godd place for your sugar fix.

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Thank Sue P
Fishersville, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

A fellow tourist told me not to miss going to this little bakery. Am glad I went! Be aware that it is a bakery, not a restaurant, so you have to eat your treats elsewhere. Bought a half dozen to share with my family back at the hotel. We made tea and had a -sampling. The cakes were moist and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 19:00
Monday
11:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 19:00
Thursday
11:30 - 19:00
Friday
11:30 - 19:30
Saturday
11:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102-2118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-399-1869

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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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