Brunch & Breakfast | Bakery | Cafe
Dress code: Casual
Reservation: No needed
Location: 595 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri : 700a-500p | Sat, Sun : 800a-500p
Tartine Manufactory is a very casual and relaxing place for anyone who wants to sit down and take a break. While you loosen up on their wooden bench, you also grab a bite from their pastries or sweet. If you’re feeling more than just a bun, go ahead and order their breakfast and brunch items. To pair with the snacks or meal, Tartine offers coffee or simply a cup of water. As you enjoy your meal, you can observe how San Francisco’s most famous bread is made. From their bread machine shipped from Germany to a team of bakers kneading the dough.
Of course, the Butterscotch Pot de Creme was heavy and thick but still very pleasing. It was sweet but not too sweet. The saltiness of the butter collaborated with the sweetness very well. The texture was extremely smooth and buttery.
The Rice Pudding was creamy and soft with the chewiness from the rice. It was seasoned with vanilla bean and orange zest topped with candied orange peel and micros. With the right amount of sweetness and acidity, it gave new and fresh feeling.
Tartine is known for their sourdough bread and I definitely understand why. The bread was extremely airy, fluffy while having the crunchy and crusty layer. Personally, I don’t quite enjoy sourdough breads since sour is my least favourite taste out of the five; but I do think the flavor and texture of the bread were superb.
The Brioche Jam Bun was rather airy and soft. The caramelization on the outside gave the bun the sweetness and crunch. However, I felt the ratio of jam and bun was not quite balanced. There was only a small amount of jam in the middle of the bun.
The Leige Waffle was crunchy and fluffly. It was sweet and savory. The taste balance so well, it can a part of breakfast or just an afternoon snack. Simple and delecate.
Fig Yogurt Parfait was very flavorful and acidic. The crispy crumbs definitely added some texture to the creamy parfait. It’s a very simple dish; however, the taste was unique and different. Extremely refreshing and energizing.
Smoked Salmon Panini was fresh and seem to be seasoned with some citrus fruit. Of course, what else would be paired with salmon other than a thick layer of cream cheese. The slice of Tartine’s famous bread definitely brought the panini together. You have the softness of the salmon, creaminess from the cream cheese, and crunchiness of the bread.
Would I visit again? Yes