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- Southwest San Francisco, Mission Dolores
Tartine Bakery & Cafe
- Bakeries, Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Sandwich Shops, Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Restaurants
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Bike Parking: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Cuisines: Family Style, Sandwiches, Coffee House, Dessert, Ice Cream, Diner, Cafe, Pastries, Omelets
Cuisine: French, European, Ice Cream, Pastries
Price Range : Average
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!
Posted: 5/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I stumbled upon this bakery whilst holidaying in San Fran and was in heaven. The range of gourmet sandwiches, pastries and desserts. The cinnamon scrolls here were divine. However the service was really poor and not the usual friendly US service found every where else.
Posted: 3/3/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have been now to Tartine about 5 times. I am now hesitant to return. The almost $ 4 croissant with almond today was definitely burned and hard, the expensive croque monsieur really nothing special. Tartine is definitely overpriced and overall the experience not worth the money and time. I had very good morning buns there so I will go back to purchase them to go on occasion.
Posted: 9/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to Tartine a few times and every time i go i want to try to understand what the fuss is all about. The long lines, the stuffy air inside, the idiotic method of serving customers by one person and then paying someone else, and of course last but not least the quality of their food. The tarts and cakes are way overpriced, and not half as delicious as they should be. In fact, I think it is one of the worst places for desserts. I have been to France many times, and this does not compare to the quality you get there in the least. Their Scharffenberg chocolate cake tasted of fish?!? Absolute waste of money or calories.
Posted: 3/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Finally got here early enough to find parking (9am) and walked 1 blk, lo & behold - no lines and an open table to boot. After purchasing a plain croissant (very crispy outside, flaky, moist inside), a chocolate croissant (it was ok), a cheese filled puff ball (delicious), a latte and regular coffee (free refills, self-serve), it came to a sticker shocking $16. A sm 4 in hazel nut tart costs $6. They have a sign stipulating that they've had to raise their prices by 30% in the past yr due to incurred costs. Can't see that regular folks in the neighborhood can afford to eat like this weekly, much less daily. Previous reviewers raved about the lemon curd bar. I thought it was way too tart & tasted as if made from bottled lemon juice. Should've listened to my spouse who told me not to buy it because my home made lemon bars taste better than this and I use fresh lemon juice. The cakes look delicious - coconut passion, chocolate, etc, in the display case. We bought 3 eclairs, a sm tart, lemon bar, 1 plain & 2 choc croissants to go & it came to $34 (that's almost $5 a piece). So, bring a lot of dough if you're paying by cash. The baked products are good, but prices are more reasonable at Noe Valley Bakery.
Posted: 2/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Visiting Tartine for the first time, one would expect this well-known bakery to be quite easy to find when passing by. However, this isn't the case. When you ""find"" Tartine, you feel as iff you have found a treasure. The line may be long (at times), but the counter staff is well trained and keeps the line going at a quick, but not at all rushed pace. If you see a line, don't let that frighten you. It is well worth the short wait. Tartine has the most beautiful lemon meringue cake I have ever experienced. The four layers of cake are are very moist and the lemon curd filling has just the right amount of tartness. The meringue work is a delicious and rustic piece of work; it is pertectly browned and not overly sweet or dry. Besides the cake, we also had a buttermilk scone and a mozzarella tappenade pressed sandwich. All of which where wonderful. As a professional baker, I highly recommend Tartine.