Tartine Bakery & Cafe

Finally made it to the infamous Tartine Bakery & Cafe for some pastries and desserts. It’s a few steps away from Bi-Rite Creamery. I had no idea they have locations out in Seoul and L.A.

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Hours.

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We dropped in on a Monday afternoon (around 12:30pm) and there was no line. It’s a cute cafe inside but they have a few tables outside to people watch.

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Happy hour (Monday to Thursday, 3:00pm to 5:00pm).

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There’s a couple display cases of pastries, cakes, pies, tarts and quiches.

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Closeup of their tarts.

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They also do coffee and drinks.

Banana tart ($9.00 US)
DSC00254Dark chocolate pastry, caramel, banana and pastry cream. Do not attempt to eat this without a knife (as we originally did). I’m not much for banana desserts (although I love bananas) but this was good. All the ingredients worked well with one another. Creamy, a mix of sweet (from the caramel and chocolate) and slices of banana. Very well balanced in flavour.

Gougere ($5.00 US)
DSC00290Gruyere, black pepper and thyme. Good texture and you get a hint of black pepper.

Pain au chocolat ($5.75 US)
DSC00294Decent but nothing really unique about their pain au chocolat other than it’s massive. I’ve had better elsewhere.

Morning bun ($5.00 US)
DSC00297Cinnamon sugar and candied orange zest. This was a hybrid between a cinnamon bun and croissant. Delicious! Flaky, perfect balance of sweetness and the orange zest comes through.

Some of the priciest pastries we’ve purchased but Tartine is popular for a reason. Glad I finally tried them out.

Tartine Bakery & Cafe
https://tartinebakery.com/
600 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 487-2600

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