SAN FRANCISCO | Tartine Bakery is a French inspired, American influenced bakery and has for many years had a reputation as one of the best bakeries in the US. Why? Well there’s a lot to like about what’s on offer at Tartine, but at the end of the day it’s all about the bread. No visit to Tartine is complete without trying head baker Chad Robertsons’ Country Loaf – it uses a natural leavener and a very sticky, wet, dough that rests overnight and is folded instead of kneading. The result is some of the best bread you’ll ever try.
Other popular and highly recommended items include the morning bun, croissant, pain au chocolate, frangipane croissant, and lemon tart. Bread wise the Country Loaf is our pick of the lot, but you won’t go wrong no matter which bread item you choose, be it a baguette, olive bread or walnut loaf.
Tartine is very popular, and almost always has a line, but it’s not too long and moves pretty fast. Our advice is to grab a few things to go and enjoy them in nearby Mission Dolores Park rather than wait for a table as the space is tiny.
600 Guerrero Street
Mon: 8:00am to 7:00pm
Tue – Wed: 7:30am to 7:00pm
Thu – Fri: 7:30am to 8:00pm
Sat – Sun: 8:30am to 8:00pm