The way Food Culture is in the America, eating the BEST THING really is worth waiting in line for. As a matter of fact, the baked goods at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco are always worth waiting for. Also, breakfast at Tartine Bakery is always something you have to try when you’re visiting San Francisco.
In January 2013, My friend and I experienced being at the back of the line when we last visited Tartine Bakery. It turned out to be a good 30 minute wait from the back of the line to get inside to place an order. We knew that we had to plan our next visit to Tartine early in the morning before sightseeing.
On Sunday morning this past December, my friend and I showed up 30 minutes before Tartine Bakery opened at 9:00AM. We were among the first 12 people in line. About 15 minutes before they opened, the line had at least 30 people. By 9;00AM, the line was endless. We were very glad to have came early, very early, because we were guaranteed to find a place to sit at the tables and we knew all of the selections would be available for purchase. Like any other popular bakery, things sell out. At Tartine Bakery, things sell out a lot faster.
Everything at Tartine Bakery is excellent. Seriously, everything there is excellent. Everything is made fresh and it tastes so wonderful. There are good selection of baked goods like breads, cookies, and muffins. They also have a decent small selection of whole or sliced cakes and tarts. The sandwiches are made with homemade bread are a hearty meal to eat at a table or take with you. The coffee drinks and teas are just a magnificent.
If you are indecisive, I suggest that you always get the croissants. If you are very decisive, it’s obvious that you will get the croissants. These packages of joy will never disappoint your taste buds and they truly are the very best things to eat at Tartine Bakery. All the croissants like the regular ones, the almond ones, and the Pain au chocolat (the chocolate ones) melt in your mouth. You will never find a comparable buttery yet super flaky croissant anywhere unless you are in Europe or at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. By the way, remember to brush off those crumbs from your shirt before walking out the door. ;D