After Coit Tower, we grabbed some lunch at Tartine Bakery & Cafe.
Pastry chef ELISABETH PRUEITT and her husband, renowned baker CHAD ROBERTSON, are the co-owners of Tartine Bakery and Bar Tartine in San Francisco. They both trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Elisabeth and Chad traveled, trained, and cooked in France and upon their return, opened Bay Village Bakery in Point Reyes Station, California. Using a wood fired brick oven, they baked bread and created rustic, elegant pastries using many of the techniques they had learned abroad. Chadâ€™s bread garnered the attention of Alain Ducasse, who wrote about the couple in his book, Harvesting Excellence.
I’d say that their pastries are pretty good. Their sandwiches are hella expensive. Be prepared to pay $17 for a sandwich. Annie said their breakfast bun was off the hook, so put your $$ towards their pastries.
I would say that the food was good, but probably overpriced for my liking. Other than that, their pastries are fantastic.