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Jun 2, 2007 01:04 PM

John Campbell's Irish Bakery

Driving past on Geary Blvd. near New World Market, I spied John Campbell's Irish Bakery at 5625 Geary...from the corner of my eye, I saw beautiful loaves of breads! What else? ...didn't have time to stop and shop :^(

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  1. Cynsa,
    I haven't been there yet, but this is what the Chronicle had to say about John Campbell's pilot operation in the Blarney Stone Bar & Restaurant in March:

    John Campbell's Irish Bakery is bringing back quality soda bread, scones, brown bread and other Irish specialties you don't often see here.

    The Food department sampled a wide range of Campbell's products and found them charming, old-fashioned and delicious. Our favorites were the surprisingly light and tangy brown bread, which Campbell makes with whole grain flour imported from Ireland; smoky, flat potato bread; shepherd's pie tucked into flaky pastry; and delicate scones.

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    1. re: Nancy Berry

      Thanks, Nancy! Now, I'm tempted by that description to return to shop...soon.

      1. re: Cynsa

        We stumbled on this place over the weekend. We got 2 enormous breakfast sandwiches on homemade bread - one on plain bread with egg, cheddar, sausage AND irish bacon, and the other on onion bread (a little like a huge bialy) with egg, irish bacon, and some kind of buttermilk cream bechamel-type sauce for $5 each. We also got a 6-pack of small sausage rolls, and tried a bunch of their samples - soda bread with raisins is great, shortbread cookies are great, dinner rolls for 25 cents each... all very tasty. They also had egg tarts, shepherds pie, individual pizzas, etc. This place seems like a great addition to the neighborhood.

      2. re: Nancy Berry

        I stopped in there on my way to the bus this morning and picked up a meat pie for a morning meal. It was really good; this is going to be one dangerous place.

      3. The brown bread is delicious! It's a little pricey at $5 but it's worth it. What a nice addition to the Richmond.

        1. I shopped at 7:30 am and the scones on the trays were still warm; melt-in-the-mouth goodness and no butter needed. Plain, blueberry, chocolate chip and raisin. IMHO, these plain scones made me deliriously happy - even better than Joanna Karlinsky's Meeting House biscuits.
          ...meat pies, next time! :^)

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          1. re: Cynsa

            Love the shortbread, potato bread, soda bread, and brown bread. They all disappear super quickly at our house!

          2. Here's another Chronicle link which has bakery hours.

            The hours are also on the Places page.

            John Campbell's Irish Bakery
            5625 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121

            1. I think rworange posted this but I had thought the scones at John Campbell's Irish Bakery looked so familiar - I had LOVED them at Lovejoy's Tea Room! Hooray! I can get these tasty scones at a location way more convenient to me.