Boudin Bakery

Construction of Landmark Bakery and New Restaurant on San Francisco’s Waterfront.
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San Francisco, CA
April 2005
16 months
EHDD Architects
Boudin Bakery/GESD Capital Partners

Project Summary

Located in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf, the Boudin flagship bakery and restaurant is an invaluable contribution to the continued vitality of the area. In May 1975, Boudin Owner and master baker Steve Giraudo Sr. opened his first retail demonstration bakery at Fisherman’s Wharf. That day marked the first opportunity for visitors and locals alike to view Boudin’s artisan bakers practicing their craft. It was also the first time the Giraudo family and Nibbi Brothers worked together, as Nibbi built the first bakery/restaurant on Jefferson Street.


The scope of work for the new Boudin Bakery included demolition of the existing 1-story Boudin Bakery and replacing it with a structural steel, 2-story, 25,000 square-foot building. The project includes a demonstration bakery with a walk-through history of San Francisco sourdough, Bistro Boudin, a full-service restaurant as well as the traditional Bakery-Cafe. The bakery produces up to 3,000 loaves of the popular bread daily. There is a private dining room available for special events and a museum open to the public.