Bakeries I shouldn't miss at SF

Nov 27th, 2008, 03:48 AM
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Bakeries I shouldn't miss at SF

I love pastries and all baked goods. Any good recommendations I should not miss in SF? Staying on Lombard St.
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Nov 27th, 2008, 07:48 AM
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These maybe close enough to your hotel, both I like: http://www.chestnutbakery.com/
For cupcakes: http://www.saralynnscupcakes.com/
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Nov 27th, 2008, 09:29 AM
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We really liked Kara's Cupcakes (http://KarasCupcakes.com) in Ghirardelli Square. It may be in a touristy area, but our family thought the cupcakes were absolutely delicious.
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Nov 27th, 2008, 10:30 AM
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No matter where you're staying, get yourself over to Tartine.

http://www.tartinebakery.com/
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Nov 27th, 2008, 10:35 AM
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Tartine on Guerrero and 18th is not to be missed; the baker just won a James Beard Award. Lines are typically long, but the wait is sooo worth it. My favorites: the croque monsieur (only available after 9am), the amazing bread pudding (super filling and made with seasonal fruit), and most heavenly of all: the addictive Valrohna chocolate brownies. Mmmmm. I can taste them from here.
Don't miss it!
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Nov 27th, 2008, 01:22 PM
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The morning buns at Tartine's are also fantabulous.

Another nice bakery is Citizen Cake. http://www.citizencake.com/ I go there to eat meals AND desserts.
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Nov 27th, 2008, 02:26 PM
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Nov 28th, 2008, 10:32 AM
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Citizen Cake
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Nov 28th, 2008, 04:06 PM
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At everyone's suggestion, we had breakfast at Tartine's this morning - it is wonderful. They were out of the croque monsieur with ham, so I had a croque monsieur (?) with spicy turkey. Delicious - fresh made bread with a terrific crust, turkey, cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. My DH had a fresh plain croissant with jam. He had apple juice (organic, but bottled) and I had a delicious latte. The line was long, but it didn't take too long to get to the front and we found a table pretty quickly (there were empty tables outside, but it was really cold this morning). Thanks for the tip!
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Nov 28th, 2008, 04:22 PM
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And I just now took a bite of the brownies we bought and brought home - Wow!
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Dec 15th, 2008, 12:07 PM
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Awesome, sf7307. Thanks for the report. It reminded me of the delish fresh OJ they have there too...mmm...
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Dec 18th, 2008, 10:40 AM
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Tartine!!! Also a good pastry selection can be found at Cafe Greko in North Beach.
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Dec 18th, 2008, 02:38 PM
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My children's favorite is Beard Papa across from Yerba Buena park

http://www.beardpapasf.com/
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