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American Cupcake Restaurant
American Cupcake Restaurant

American Cupcake Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.americancupcake.com
  • Email: xoxo@americancupcake.com
  • Phone: (415) 896-4217
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00AM - 10:00PM

    Friday: 11:00AM - 12:00AM

    Saturday: 10:00AM - 12:00AM

    Sunday: 10:00AM - 7:00PM

    Closed: Monday

    (Dinner served at 4pm)


  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: American Cupcake offers pick-up and delivery of both sweet treats (cupcakes, cake pops & truffles, snoballs, whoopie pies, cotton candy, cookies) and savories (boxed lunches, hors d'oeuvre platters, fried chicken, take-home dinners). We will happily customize your order to match your event color or theme.
  • Private Party Facilities: American Cupcake offers private banquette seating, half-venue (back banquette + bar) and full-venue buyouts for both full-service dining and standing cocktail parties. Activities such as cupcake decorating can be incorporated into your party. AC is the perfect venue for birthday celebrations, showers, bachelorette parties, corporate team building events, and more. Our event staff is happy to work with you on custom decor and special menus. Please visit http://www.americancupcake.com/parties for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Devin - devin@americancupcake.com (415) 896-4217
  • Entertainment: Custom music playlists.
  • Special Events & Promotions: American Cupcake is a fabulous venue for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, showers, and celebrations of all kinds. Full service dining and standing party options available, as well as cupcake or cookie decorating parties.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Laguna and Buchanan
  • Public Transit: MUNI Bus lines: 45, 41, 30, 22. The Union/Laguna stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public lot across the street on Union St. between Laguna & Buchanan. Public lot on Lombard St. @ Webster. Metered and residential parking on and around Union St.
A word from American Cupcake Restaurant
American Cupcake is a restaurant and "carnival lounge" creating fantastical twists on comfort food classics. AC brings an imaginative style to Union Street, with an inventive food menu and Willy Wonka-meets-Space Odyssey interior. Think white patent leather banquettes, color-changing "gumball lights" spanning the ceiling, fried chicken and Lone Star beer.

Dinner, dessert, and "candy cocktails" are served every night and until midnight on weekends. Brunch now served on weekends! Try AC's most famous dish, Red Velvet Fried Chicken, or newer creations such as Candy Apple Ribs and Pink Popcorn Shrimp. Sip from an eclectic craft beer and wine list, "cupcake flights" (3 mini cupcakes paired with 3 tastes of wine or beer), boozy milkshakes, and candy-infused libations.

American Cupcake is also a sweet spot for private parties and celebrations of all kinds!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing experimental, fun food. Very rich but an exciting splurge. The service was great. I especially recommend the candy apple ribs and the fried macarroni balls with cotton candy!!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "If this restaurant were a movie it would be equal parts Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. It has a strange disco carnival motif that is kind of garish and still compelling. Seems like a favorite among women, saw lots of girl groups having wine and cupcakes. The food was good, red velvet chicken is the thing to get but I liked the fried pickle chips as well. Recommend it for groups and partying girl groups especially."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This is a unique spot and if you love sweets and great bakery items, then you'll find some childhood brunch fantasies here. Be sure to try the PB&Js, cupcakes, and different pancake combos. Obviously the Bloody Marys and Mimosas are a must."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "If my 3 and 5 year-old daughter got to choose a location for Brunch, this would be it. Every time. It's clearly a cupcake joint that also serves food to pay the rent, but the food is quite good. Decor is more Japanese anime than French villa, but it suits the restaurant perfectly.The kids' eyes lit up when the cupcake pancakes came out - perfect! And we didn't have to worry about shhhhhushing them the whole time. Not exactly haute cuisine, but my trio of eggs benedict was very good. My wife's banana French toast was also tasty. Everything is a little (ok, a lot) on the sweet side, but that is to be expected. Best of all, the kids really liked it. Sweet!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I am from out of town, but a few years ago while visiting San Francisco, my family discovered this adorable and delicious cupcake shop that is kind of mixed with a bar. I knew that in two years I would want to come back to celebrate my 21st birthday to enjoy one of their candy cocktails. They definitely did not disappoint. Four of us went for cocktails, dinner, and cupcakes. The staff was great! They were energetic, easygoing and made the 21st birthday experience so much fun! I can't wait to go back next time I'm in the city."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Food was wonderful and the service was even better. We were only in SF for one day and almost missed our chance to dine here. We called ahead and told Colton that we were going to be late for our reservations and may not get there until 15 minutes before closing. He said it would not be a problem and delivered our order as soon as we arrived. The cupcakes were also amazing!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I chose this restaurant because it was in the location we where shopping, and that we had 3 teenagers with us. This was the perfect kitschy combo for girlfriend mimosas, burgers and cupcakes for teens. Get the Tots for the table! Don't expect fine dining but they do have really good Mac & Cheese, services was fast "Thank you"."
    Dined on 12/15/2013