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Kara's Cupcakes - 37 Reviews - 3249 Scott St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2605, San Francisco, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (415) 563-2253

Kara's Cupcakes

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3249 Scott St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2605 (at at Chestnut)
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Kara's Cupcakes - San Francisco, CA
Kara's Cupcakes - San Francisco, CA
Kara's Cupcakes - San Francisco, CA
Kara's Cupcakes - San Francisco, CA
Kara's Cupcakes - San Francisco, CA

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Best

I absolutely love Kara's cupcakes. The flavors are delicious and flavorful. I usually don't like frosting, but I eat it off their cupcakes every time. Not only are they tasty, ...

Worst

When a friend who lives in the neighborhood told me about a new cupcake shop, I couldn't wait to try it!\r \r It's a really cute space, the product looks good in the case, etc.,...

Best cupcakes in SF! 3/29/2010

I absolutely love Kara's cupcakes. The flavors are delicious and flavorful. I usually don't like frosting, but I eat it off their cupcakes every time. Not only are they tasty, but they are so adorable. They are perfect treat for any celebration. I got an opportunity to meet THE Kara and she was so nice. I almost asked her for a picture, because to me she is an SF celebrity. Keep up the good work! Pros: Great cupcakes Cons: Sometimes they run out of flavors more

Best cupcakes in SF! 3/28/2010

I absolutely love Kara's cupcakes. The flavors are delicious and flavorful. I usually don't like frosting, but I eat it off their cupcakes every time. Not only are they tasty, but they are so adorable. They are perfect treat for any celebration. I got an opportunity to meet THE Kara and she was so nice. I almost asked her for a picture, because to me she is an SF celebrity. Keep up the good work! Pros: Great cupcakes Cons: Sometimes they run out of flavors more

Best cupcakes 2/10/2010

Kara's had me fall in love with them at first bite. At first I thought skeptically, what's so good about a cupcake?, but once I tried Kara's... more

Best cupcakes 2/10/2010

Kara's had me fall in love with them at first bite. At first I thought skeptically, what's so good about a cupcake?, but once I tried Kara's... more

excellent cupcakes 1/24/2010

These lttle cupcakes were simply delicious! A wide varity of flavors and even sizes makes this bakery unique. Delicious! more

excellent cupcakes 1/24/2010

These lttle cupcakes were simply delicious! A wide varity of flavors and even sizes makes this bakery unique. Delicious! more

Kara's Cupcakes is a great sweet treat besides Ghirardelli Chocolate 7/12/2009

Great place for a sweet treat other than Ghirardelli Chocolate. Cute little shop and a relaxing outdoor seating area. I highly recommend t... more

Moist Bundles of Sweet Happiness 5/30/2009

I think my headline says it all. However I will say a very sweet cake and a very sweet frosting can be a bit much. Maybe they should make one less sweet than the other. Oh never mind. That's a lousy idea. Pros: Too Sweet Cons: Too Sweet more

Moist Bundles of Sweet Happiness 5/29/2009

I think my headline says it all. However I will say a very sweet cake and a very sweet frosting can be a bit much. Maybe they should make one less sweet than the other. Oh never mind. That's a lousy idea. Pros: Too Sweet Cons: Too Sweet more

Kara's Cupcakes 12/20/2008

Kara's Cupcakes is the most adorable cupcake shop you will ever come across. I first came across it in Ghiradelli Square, but there are actu... more

Don't do it! 6/13/2008

I love cupcakes, and Kara's come with a good reputation, albeit a high price tag. However, I refuse to support a business owned by someone as unkind as Kara. I've seen managers with various managing styles, but I have never seen someone berate their staff the way Kara has (maybe with the exception of Gordon Ramsey from Hell's Kitchen). Cupcakes are supposed to be happy, friendly food (although not so friendly in terms of calories), but instead, my experience was tainted by the owner's harsh words to an employee. It seems like a really hostile, unhealthy environment to work in, and I will NOT be returning. Pros: variety of flavors Cons: price, Kara's treatment of staff more

Don't do it! 6/12/2008

I love cupcakes, and Kara's come with a good reputation, albeit a high price tag. However, I refuse to support a business owned by someone as unkind as Kara. I've seen managers with various managing styles, but I have never seen someone berate their staff the way Kara has (maybe with the exception of Gordon Ramsey from Hell's Kitchen). Cupcakes are supposed to be happy, friendly food (although not so friendly in terms of calories), but instead, my experience was tainted by the owner's harsh words to an employee. It seems like a really hostile, unhealthy environment to work in, and I will NOT be returning. Pros: variety of flavors Cons: price, Kara's treatment of staff more

Yummy cupcakes! 2/27/2008

I LOVE these cupcakes. The best is that they are moist, and the frosting is quite divine! I love the Meyer Lemon, the Coconut, and the Chocolate Velvet. I did get Sibby's for a recent party, and they were very cute, but not nearly as moist as Kara's. \r \r Gotta be gentle with these darlings, since they will melt if kept out too long. They are also easily squished in the box. Pros: Great cupcakes!!! Cons: Need to eat them right away, parking is rather challenging more

Yummy cupcakes! 2/26/2008

I LOVE these cupcakes. The best is that they are moist, and the frosting is quite divine! I love the Meyer Lemon, the Coconut, and the Chocolate Velvet. I did get Sibby's for a recent party, and they were very cute, but not nearly as moist as Kara's. Gotta be gentle with these darlings, since they will melt if kept out too long. They are also easily squished in the box. Pros: Great cupcakes!!! Cons: Need to eat them right away, parking is rather challenging more

Dissapointing 2/13/2008

When a friend who lives in the neighborhood told me about a new cupcake shop, I couldn't wait to try it!\r \r It's a really cute space, the product looks good in the case, etc., but I was really dissapointed in the cupcakes themselves. It's like the whole thing is just a cute gimmick. I purchased 6 different flavors, all of the them were, IMHO, kind of dry and not particularly tasty. I could make better ones myself at home.\r \r I guess I'll just have to stick with Sibby's, so far the best cupcakes I've ever had in my life. On par or even better than Sprinkles in L.A.\r \r I can honestly say I won't be going back for seconds. \r \r Pros: Cute space, trendy neighborhood Cons: Cupcakes just aren't that good more

Dissapointing 2/12/2008

When a friend who lives in the neighborhood told me about a new cupcake shop, I couldn't wait to try it! It's a really cute space, the product looks good in the case, etc., but I was really dissapointed in the cupcakes themselves. It's like the whole thing is just a cute gimmick. I purchased 6 different flavors, all of the them were, IMHO, kind of dry and not particularly tasty. I could make better ones myself at home. I guess I'll just have to stick with Sibby's, so far the best cupcakes I've ever had in my life. On par or even better than Sprinkles in L.A. I can honestly say I won't be going back for seconds. Pros: Cute space, trendy neighborhood Cons: Cupcakes just aren't that good more

Don't expect it to be like Sprinkles Cupcakes. You will be dissapointed. 10/31/2007

If you are a fan of Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills & Newport Beach and you are looking for a cupcake bakery that will compare, you will not find it here. I purchased half a dozen cupcakes in all different flavors just to see if I would find one I really liked but unfortunately I didn't. To those Sprinkles lovers... Don't waste your time. If you've never been to Sprinkles then I'd try Kara's. Pros: Cute store, great service Cons: Cupcakes weren't as good as I thought they would be. more

Don't expect it to be like Sprinkles Cupcakes. You will be dissapointed. 10/30/2007

If you are a fan of Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills & Newport Beach and you are looking for a cupcake bakery that will compare, you will not find it here. I purchased half a dozen cupcakes in all different flavors just to see if I would find one I really liked but unfortunately I didn't. To those Sprinkles lovers... Don't waste your time. If you've never been to Sprinkles then I'd try Kara's. Pros: Cute store, great service Cons: Cupcakes weren't as good as I thought they would be. more

Good --but there are better cupcakes in the City 9/26/2007

Although the shop is cute (reminscent of sprinkles), the displays are nice, the cupcake itself is inconsistant. With 6 visits there to date and i find the quality varies with each visit. Being somewhat addicted to cupcakes, I will still stop in, hoping to find the quality up. Mostly either too dry or overbaked, same with the icing, sometimes too little icing. i tend to point and pick my specific cupcake rather than leave it to the server. Other places with a more consistant product (although everyone seems to be the same pricing in the $3-$3.50 range) are Miette's at the Ferry Building, Noe Valley Bakery on 24th Str and recently, i tried the Cal-Mart on California in Laurel Village, and was surprised to find a decent cupcake plus mini sizes also. The best is still the orginal Sprinkles, who may be coming to SF area! Check out their website for ""coming locations""! Pros: If you really crave a cupcake and are in the neighborhood go for it, but don't expect gourmet quality Cons: Pick out the best looking one of the bunch or you may be disappointed, parking is diificult most of the time. Not worth a special trip. more

Good --but there are better cupcakes in the City 9/25/2007

Although the shop is cute (reminscent of sprinkles), the displays are nice, the cupcake itself is inconsistant. With 6 visits there to date and i find the quality varies with each visit. Being somewhat addicted to cupcakes, I will still stop in, hoping to find the quality up. Mostly either too dry or overbaked, same with the icing, sometimes too little icing. i tend to point and pick my specific cupcake rather than leave it to the server. Other places with a more consistant product (although everyone seems to be the same pricing in the $3-$3.50 range) are Miette's at the Ferry Building, Noe Valley Bakery on 24th Str and recently, i tried the Cal-Mart on California in Laurel Village, and was surprised to find a decent cupcake plus mini sizes also. The best is still the orginal Sprinkles, who may be coming to SF area! Check out their website for "coming locations"! Pros: If you really crave a cupcake and are in the neighborhood go for it, but don't expect gourmet quality Cons: Pick out the best looking one of the bunch or you may be disappointed, parking is diificult most of the time. Not worth a special trip. more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Cupcakes made daily using locally sourced and organic ingredients are displayed like gems in glass cases at this mostly to-go shop. Flavors include classics like sweet chocolate,...

  • 5/18/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    mon-sat 10am-7pm sun 10am-6pm
  • Payments:

    Cash, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    North, Marina
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