Kara's Cupcakes

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3249 Scott St (btwn Lombard & Chestnut St.)
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 563-2253
Cupcakes, Bakery
Mon–Thu, Sun: 10:00 AM–8:00 PM Fri–Sat: 10:00 AM–10:00 PM

Sometimes people have trouble living up to their parents' expectations. Kara Haspel Lind, of Kara's Cupcakes, is the daughter of a dentist. When Kara left her job as an advertising sales executive to enroll in pastry school, no one knew she'd turn out to be the founder of a West Coast icon. Her bakeries are all green-friendly, from baking with local organic ingredients to using compostable boxes and utensils, so you can feel good about saving the environment while enjoying a sweet snack. Kara's Cupcakes have an adorable signature fondant topper, and a distinctive frosting silhouette. In the neighborhood? Pick up a Fleur de Sel chocolate cupcake with caramel filling, chocolate ganache frosting and fleur de sel. — Marilyn He, 11/8/2012

Foursquare Tips

  • SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Reader's Poll - BEST CUPCAKES
  • Organic Strawberry Cream
  • Supposedly, the chocolate velvet is the way to go. I had to go Meyer lemon though. Just had to...
  • Best vanilla gf cupcakes' s I've had in a long time!
  • Try the Gluten Free Chocolate Velvet Cupcake
  • Careful, they're not kidding when they call the mini cupcakes mini. Mine was gone before I had a chance to taste it!
  • Fleur de sel is to die for.
  • Meyer Lemony Lemon - light, vanilla-flavored cake filled with lemon curd and topped with lemon buttercream. Fleur de Sel - chocolate cake injected with caramel topped with chocolate ganache and salt.
  • Chocolate velvet is where it's at.
  • Espionage.
  • Eat all of it.
  • Vanilla coconut
  • Very moist! Try a red velvet or a chocolate cupcake.
  • !! Incredible! Super tasty! Super sweet cupcakes! Best I've ever tried
  • Their red velvet is below average! Save your money and try it elsewhere!
  • try the cupcake of the monthproceeds go to various charities
  • 7x7 recommends the Coconut Cupcake
  • Red velvet cupcake and chocolate caramel filled! Amazing.
  • Lemon cup cakes and blue bottle coffee
  • Wonderful cupcakes. You can't go wrong.