The sweets of San Francisco

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Tartine Bakery's morning bun, which I buy on every visit.

Tartine Bakery’s morning bun, which I buy on every visit.

If you read my blog, you know no trip to San Francisco is complete for me without a visit to Tartine Bakery on Guerrero. This time, however, I decided to check out some new hotspots with Sean and Lena Morris, and Hawaii expat Jocelyn Lee. Okay, and I went to Tartine, too.

No doubt, there are way more places in the Bay Area to try, but we only had one quick weekend, so we hit the hottest of the hot for fantastic pastries, ice cream, and coffee, and were not disappointed. Make time on your itinerary to visit b. patisserie, Craftsman & Wolves, and The Ice Cream Bar in your travels. These places are well worth your time, and you will probably end up dreaming about some of these places, as I still do.  (Don’t worry about Philz Coffee — since there are multiple locations you won’t have to carve out a chunk of time to visit one.)

The gallery below is a very small collection of the highlights of these places. To see what else these places offer, as well as their menus, check out my Flickr albums.

Philz Coffee

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Left, a mint tea. I ordered a mint mojito coffee, which did not come with rum — just a warning for you alcoholics. It was good, though!


makes me miss SF. we moved there to give our son, who was becoming a teenager, a larger canvas than little old SD. the plan was about two years. it wound up being ten. 

i griped about the cold, but places like this and of course Blue Bottle Coffee kept me warm. like NYC, SF is a walkable city where the scenery and the attractions change with every block. and i've walked all of it. 


On your next visit I would like a Queen a Mon, fun looking hot dog, cute pastry guy and one of those eggy muffin things. Oh and take Russy so he doesn't bug me while I'm here without you. 


@Melissa808 uh oh! I was a little piggy and just ate them without looking where they were fun. I guess I'm fired. :(