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Cliff's is a landmark variety store in San Francisco selling an eclectic mix of goods for the home & garden.
Opening at 10:00 AM
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Here we are.... day #4 of our shelter in place order. I’m sure like myself, many of you are starting to think how much Netflix can I really watch in a day….. Well lucky for you we have Puzzles… Yes Puzzles!

They’re not hi-tech and you don’t have to charge them up every day, but they will keep yo...

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"Unprecedented Times"

Cliff's Variety has long been a pillar of the community and always been there in a crisis. Today we face a situation like never before.

After more than 80 years in business, we understand that even in a crisis, drains still back up, heaters break and kids get bored. For ...

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We hope you are staying safe and well in this difficult time. As with most stores we are completely sold out of respirators and sanitizer products. Because of the high demand we are uncertain when the items will again be available but we will be sure and post here as they come back in stock.

It's time once again for the Wusthof Holiday Promo with discounts of 20% to 50% on select knives and knife sets.

Already have some great knives? Don't forget to get them in for a tune-up this week if you want them sharp for Christmas.

Fresh stock of tillandsia have arrived, including this big beauty! Capitata Maroon, the perfect gift for air plant lovers!

Check out our Instagram for more great stuff.

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Twinkly Lights are this season's hottest decor item, they're fully controllable color changing LED string lights, icicle and curtain lights. They're amazing and if you haven't seen them before check out the link.

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5 months ago
This is truly a one stop wonder! Anything you ever desired or thought you would want to desire ha ha you will find it here. Beyond that I have never seen such incredible customer service! I am legally blind and often have trouble locating items on store shelves or in counter customer service agents who don’t have any time for someone who can’t really see what their showing me. Not in the store! And please note something very important and special for people like myself senior citizens get a 15% discount every Wednesday!
- Derek W
a month ago
Cliff's is so much fun and a great place to get inspired and start an art project.
- Ayşegül Y
3 months ago
They literally have EVERYTHING and at reasonable prices. The people who work here are extremely friendly and helpful. I once went in here for an umbrella - and they had the kind I wanted with a cute rainbow celestial design on it that I get compliments on all the time. I could spend hours in here and buy everything I need for my home plus gifts for friends and family. They have an attached gift store section with fancy soaps and craft needs. If you’ve never been to Cliff’s, I don’t know what you’re doing.
- Rose L

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Since our founding in 1936, Cliff's Variety has been constantly growing and evolving in response to the needs of our customers. Our buyers strive to keep our selection fresh, on-trend and competitive. 

We carry the best of everything from hardware & tools to cookware, garden supplies, toys, crafts and gifts.

We also offer re-keying and lock repair, knife sharpening, glass, acrylic & wood cuttingLight fabrication, pipe threading and cable crimping are among the many other services we offer at Cliff's Variety.  If your project has gone a little beyond your abilities, we're here to help.  

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  • (415) 212-8400


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479 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sat:10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sun:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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