While walking around the Mission this past weekend, we stopped by Tartine Bakery. Being one of the most famous bakeries in San Francisco, there was a line out the door. It was 5 p.m. and their bread had just come out of the oven.
The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
Everything we tried was delicious! I especially loved the passionfruit cake.
Mon 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tues – Wed 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thurs – Fri 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:
Even though the line was out the door and to the next shop, it only took us about 15 minutes to reach the front. There were only a few items that weren’t available and they still had plenty of choices. The inside is quaint, with space for a few tables, there is an area to buy baked goods and another area for drinks. There is also outside seating, we didn’t see it when we first walked in, but as we were walking out there were a few tables and chairs, which is nice because the inside can get a bit crowded.
What we ate:
- Country rustic bread ($8.50)
- Passionfruit Lime Bavarian
- Frangipane Tart ($6.60)
The country bread was amazing! It stayed fresh for the next 2 days and it was big! It was very fluffy and super fresh. You know the kind of bread that doesn’t need anything, the one you can just pull apart and eat? Yeah, that’s Tartine’s bread!
The frangipane tart was great; it was super flaky and made with a mix of berries (my favorite)! The top was covered with powered sugar and almonds.
The passion fruit bavarian was my favorite, it was delicious! The passionfruit mouse was amazing and well complemented by the sweet cream and coconut shavings. My only complaint is the coconut, I think there was a bit too much. The problem is that is it fresh, so I found myself chewing coconut way after the cake was gone (and after each bite). Besides that, I was in love!
I can’t wait for my next trip! I am looking forward to trying their croissants and tres leches cake.