Exceptional Bakeries in San Francisco, California

The city by the bay is the perfect place to indulge in a sweet treat or a piece of crusty sourdough bread. Here are a few of the best bakeries that San Francisco has to offer.

Noe Valley Bakery

This husband and wife team has been keeping true to their belief that small local bakeries can provide the highest quality baked goods and satisfying their local customers and their fan base has spread over the entire bay area. 

If you happen to be in the area in the predawn hours you will be enticed with the smell of fresh bread being baked. It could be one of their three types of challah, the organic whole wheat sourdough or the walnut multigrain. No matter which one it is the smell will be hypnotic.

If you are in the mood of a tasty breakfast treat consider one of the tasty muffins, Danish, scones or croissants. Become the most popular person in your office when you bring in a bag filled with apricot hamentashen, raisin pecan or chocolate cherry rugelach.

If you are looking for the perfect dessert you should try one of their tarts or fruit pies. The fruits vary by season but whatever is fresh will find its way in. If you have a special occasion coming up this is the place to get that perfect cake. You can have it your way with a variety of fillings, flavors and sizes.

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Noe Valley Bakery is just the sort of bakery that everyone wishes was located in their neighborhood.

Tartine Bakery & Cafe

With award winning bakers you expect that the products that the Tartine Bakery produces would be anything but ordinary and of course you would be right. This is another husband and wife team who has found the perfect recipe for success.

Their breads are not available after 4:30 p.m. The early hours of the day are spent producing their pastries. No matter what your sweet poison is, the croissants, the lemon tart, the devil’s food cake or the brownies, Tartine will make you believe that chocolate is the opiate of the masses.

Beyond the bakery. The cafe is a very popular shop in the Mission District.  Some days while Elizabeth is running the restaurant, Chad is in charge of the bakery. However they split up the duties, it obviously is working.

San Francisco is a city that loves its bread and also its pastries. It won’t be hard to find somewhere to get your fix; these are just a couple of suggestions to get you started.

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