Restaurant Reviews

Craftsman and Wolves

May 27, 2015
The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version: 
Winner.
The desserts were great and the presentation was even better!

The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:With all the hype surrounding Craftsman and Wolves, I am surprised it took me this long to try it, but to be honest it’s not until recently that we started spending more time in the Mission.

Dennis and I walked in around 5 pm on a Saturday and although most of the desserts were gone, I found a few gems. The location is actually not bad because parking wasn’t too crazy. I loved the actual storefront – it’s simple, modern and clean. The community tables are sleek and there’s enough natural light, so taking pictures was easy. The people behind the counter were also really nice (a huge bonus, since places that are really famous often tend to have rude employees) – much appreciated!

Hours
Mon – Thurs   7 am – 7 pm
Fri     7 am – 8 pm
Sat    8 am – 8 pm
Sun   8 am – 7 pm

What we ate:

  • Earl Gray Tea
  • Cappuccino
  • Croissant
  • Matcha snickerdoodle
  • Horchata cake
  • Cherry stone

Thoughts?

Craftsman and Wolves, matcha cookie, tea, coffee, mission, mission district, croissant, matcha snickerdoodle, horchata cake, cherry stone

Craftsman and Wolves, matcha cookie, tea, coffee, mission, mission district, croissant, matcha snickerdoodle, horchata cake, cherry stone

Craftsman and Wolves, matcha cookie, tea, coffee, mission, mission district, croissant, matcha snickerdoodle, horchata cake, cherry stone

The tea was really good, I liked that it was strong, but not chalky and the kettle and cup were adorable. The croissant was good, it had a nice buttery taste, but it wasn’t anything crazy delicious – just a regular croissant. My least favorite was the cookie, it was good, but it didn’t taste like matcha, so that was a bit disappointing. I loved both of the small desserts! The first one was a cherry stone, which essentially was a vanilla creme on top of a white sesame praline stone. Inside the creme was a delicious cherry. This honestly pulled the whole dessert together. It was different and the center was an amazing surprise! The second, an horchata cake, had horchata cream which was filled with layers of hazelnut and blond chocolate cream in the center. This cake was delicious and it kept getting better as I went through it. Both of the desserts we had took a few scoops to get to the center where all the goodness was hiding, so it wasn’t love at first bite, but we were married by the end (know what I mean?). The cream was so silky and perfectly complemented by the rice crispy-like clusters on top. The whole thing made for a really decadent, fancy dessert. What I loved was that the taste matched the presentation because there is nothing like finding a gorgeous cake that just doesn’t live up to it’s looks (just like people – they’ve got to be pretty on the inside for it to count), but Craftsman and Wolves delivers the whole package!P.S. – I will be back for the Rebel Within, a muffin with an egg inside… stay tuned!

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