Boudin’s Bakery and Cafe is home to the original San Francisco Sourdough bread, which is made fresh daily. Today, they have diversified into baking other specialty breads using their own recipes and methods.
Eating Boudin’s famous sourdough bread does not differ much from how it was made back in 1849. They honor its authenticity and work hard to keep the tradition alive and kicking.
|Soups & Chili|
|Served in our sourdough bread bowl.|
|Rustic Tomato Soup||with sourdough croutons & parmesan cheese.||$7.29|
|Clam Chowder||new england style.||$7.49|
|Beef Chili||with cheddar cheese & onions.||$8.49|
|Served with our fresh-baked breads.|
|Mediterranean||freshly chopped romaine lettuce, cucumbers, kalamata olives, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, grape tomatoes, red onion, rustic sourdough croutons with our herb vinaigrette dressing. (add chicken 2.00).||$8.59|
|Thai Citrus Chicken||freshly chopped romaine lettuce, chicken, fresh oranges, sweet red bell peppers, slivered almonds, cucumbers, cilantro, carrots, tossed with our spicy citrus peanut dressing (contain nuts).||$9.49|
|Classic Caesar||freshly chopped romaine lettuce, rustic sourdough croutons & grated parmesan cheese.||$7.79|
|Chicken Caesar||chicken, freshly chopped romaine lettuce, rustic sourdough croutons & grated parmesan cheese.||$9.79|
|Spring Salad||spiced walnuts, feta cheese, dried cranberries apples, mixed greens, balsamic vinaigrette (add chicken 2.00).||$7.99|
|Small Classic Caesar||$5.99|
|Sandwiches - Classics|
|Served on our fresh-baked bread.|
|Great Grilled Cheese||havarti & sharp cheddar melted to perfection on parmesan crusted sliced sourdough (add rustic tomato soup 2.00).||$7.99|
|Chicken Salad||lettuce, celery, scallion, almonds, grapes, dijon, mayo, sliced sourdough (contain nuts).||$7.99|
|Turkey & Havarti||lettuce , tomatoes, mayo, sourdough roll.||$7.99|
|Classic Tuna Salad||lettuce, tomatoes, sourdough roll.||$7.99|
|Bavarian Ham & Swiss||lettuce, tomatoes, dijon, mayo, sliced sourdough.||$7.99|
|Pesto Roast Beef||havarti cheese, mixed greens, tomatoes, pesto mayo, balsamic vinaigrette, sourdough roll.||$8.29|
|California Veggie||havarti & pepper jack cheese, avocado, red peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, sun-dried tomato spread, balsamic vinaigrette, multigrain bread.||$8.29|
|Chicken Pesto||tomatoes, arugula, pesto mayo, vinaigrette, sourdough roll.||$8.49|
|Italian Classic||columbus italian salami, mortadella, provolone, lettuce, dijon, mayo, sourdough roll.||$8.49|
|Turkey Avocado||havarti cheese, avocado, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, multigrain bread (on croissant $0.75).||$8.79|
|Sandwiches - Hot|
|Chicken Club||bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, swiss cheese, toasted sourdough.||$8.99|
|BLT||peppered bacon, arugula, tomatoes, garlic aioli, toasted sourdough.||$8.99|
|Crab Cake||crab, avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, toasted sourdough.||$9.99|
|Best Of Boudin|
|Add 1.00 for bread bowl or if soup choice is chili, choose any 2 of the following:|
|Half Classic Sandwich||$8.99|
|Bowl Of Soup||$8.99|
|Sm. Spring Salad||$8.99|
|Sm. Caesar Salad||$8.99|
|Hand-stretched sourdough crust.|
|Hearty Meals In A Bread Bowl|
|Served with side of mixed greens, upgrade mixed greens to small caesar or small spring salad $1.89.|
|Chicken Pot Pie||chicken breast, potatoes, mushrooms, peas, carrots in a rich and creamy white sauce.||$9.49|
|Beef Chili||cheddar cheese & onions.||$9.49|
It was in 1849 that the first ever Boudin French Bakery was established in San Francisco. They differed from the other bakeries because they made use of their “mother dough”, the same one that they still use today instead of the regular cake yeast.
Boudin Bread can now also be found in groceries such as Costco. They also have cafes scattered around California. The most popular one is located at the Wharf where you are given a glimpse into how the workers make the famous sourdough bread.
The place is neat and tidy, from the dining area up to the bathroom. It is well-designed, lending a quirky feel to everything with little bread decorations.
You won’t be disappointed with the bread here. It is baked perfectly, maintaining a soft and light texture. The other menu items are also delicious and worth the money.
Top suggestions include their famous Sourdough bread. Other must-try items include the chowder in a bread bowl.
The place usually has long, but quick lines. Your order will arrive in around 10-15 minutes. The staff is also friendly and attentive.