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.
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.
Happy hour (Monday to Thursday, 3:00pm to 5:00pm).
There’s a couple display cases of pastries, cakes, pies, tarts and quiches.
Closeup of their tarts.
They also do coffee and drinks.
Banana tart ($9.00 US)
Dark 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.
Morning bun ($5.00 US)
Cinnamon 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
600 Guerrero St
San Francisco, CA