I'd been trying to get to Beard Papa off of Mission between 3rd and 4th street near Moscone Center (officially on Yerba Buena Lane) for what seemed like months and was always either too early or too late. Parking is very difficult in that area but worth the effort. I had a Chocolate fondant(Fondant Au Chocolat) and a chocolate elcair. One of either would have been sufficient but I splurged. The eclair was light and full of mouse. the Chocolate fondant was nothing short of incredible! The service is professional and polite and the staff represents themselves well. It will be crowded at times because what they offer is so good. Wait patiently and you will be rewarded! I just learned that there's another location inside the Westfield Center at Market and 5th.
This place is the best. Why not get your bread fresh from the source. This is the place. A peek into the back and it's all loading docks. It kinda gives you that old-time feel. Prices are great! you can walk out of here with a Baguette of Sweet, Sour or Rosemary for $1.25. And the incredible Focaccia is to die for, and will only put you back $2.50 or maybe it's $3.00 now, I can't remember but it's like seriously 12" x 12" and 1" thick. Wow!! Also there Dutch Crunch Bread is yummy. The folks working the counter can either be nice to downright mid-evil in their attitudes, but alas, if the bread is good buy it. And move on to the next battle. ;-)
We randomly picked this place while in SF and it was a great decision. It was packed and about a 45 minute wait but we grabbed a table at the bar right away. The sourdough chowder bowl was fantastic!! We also got the fish tacos but it wasn't worth the $18. They screwed up the taco order, then forgot to put it on the bill, and then added it but added the wrong amount of tacos and in the end they just comped us the tacos. The staff was super friendly and patient. Love seeing the bread being made right there and how they carry it around the ceiling in the baskets.
Focaccia Market is my go-to lunch spot in the Financial District. Conveniently located on 2nd street just below Market, their salad ingredients and prices cannot be beat. My favorite combo is the small spinach with caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, roasted beets, spicy tofu and goat cheese with a light balsamic vinaigrette. It's delicious! Their service is fast and friendly; this is definitely a place I'd recommend if you work in the area! Warning - like most places in the FiDi, if you go right at noon you should expect to wait.
Tartine has some of the best baristas in town and their huge oatmeal cookie is DELICIOUS. However, I'm only giving them four stars because they need to either expand their space or better organize it. There really are two lines (one for coffee only and one for coffee + food) and you can't decipher one from the other easily due to the number of people flooding the cafe. Other than the space issues, I give Tartine a big thumbs up as far as actual product goes!
What can be said about this small shop that makes wonders!!!!!! We started coming here for small birthday cakes since my daughter turned 9 then for our daughter & niece's Quiceañera (15th b-day). The cake was so beautiful they used the natural flowers to decorate it.... They didn't fail in taste either 7 Tier cake all different flavors.... This is were I am coming future cakes for my family occasions. They are the best!!!
Amazing. SF's answer to NYC's Dominique Ansel cronut, and their line is just as long. The bakery opens at 8, expect to get in line around 7:30 on a weekend and get your cruffin by 8:30/9. It is well worth the wait. There is a separate line for the rest of their baked goods. Try their chocolate chip cookies, donuts ( similar to a Hawaiian malasada), and their version of the kouign Amann. So perfectly flakey and sweet!
after various closures and the ending of road blocks in my life i needed a place to go and clear my head where the atmosphere is calm and the food "especially the egg custard" is near perfect with a reasonable price this place i will personally call divine. the service is great and the location is perfect. thank you.
This cute little place in the Ferry Building is awesome!!! Everything tastes wonderful. I'm a local customer so I come here often and I have tried everything in the 3 years I've lived in San Francisco. All of the girls that work there are so sweet!! Try this place. You'll love it!
This place is wonderful. The web page shows a dining room, which is non-existent. They have a couple of seats inside and some cafe tables on the sidewalk. Just adds to the fun, but could be a bummer in cold weather. Pelimeni soup is my favorite,we bring some home for later. Yummy