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Tartine Bakery
Tartine Bakery

Tartine Bakery

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600 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 487-2600
http://www.tartinebakery.com/
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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 ... Read more
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. Chad's bread garnered the attention of Alain Ducasse, who wrote about the couple in his book, Harvesting Excellence. After 6 years of baking in the countryside, they relocated to San Francisco to open Tartine Bakery in 2002. Elisabeth was named Pastry Chef of the Year in San Francisco Magazine. Tartine Bakery is continually rated in the Zagat Survey as Best Bakery and Best Breakfast in San Francisco.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Yes, it is worth it to stand in line for however long you need to stand in line just to get one of their morning buns. They're crispy and caramelized on one side, tender and pull-apart soft on the inside, and a hint of orange zest in the glaze, I think.

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Upland, California

OMG!!! Morning buns, morning buns...try their morning buns!!! They are exquisite. First-timers and we had it all!!! We tried their open face sandwiches, croissants, morning buns, and more. There is a line out the door but it is WORTH IT! If you go to San Francisco, you can't leave without visiting Tartine Bakery.

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New York City, New York State, USA

The bread!!! Had to bring back a loaf in my suitcase to share with friends in NYC. The pastries are excellent as well - you can't go wrong with any choice.

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California

Fantastic pastries. Really busy but fast service. Nice warm ambience if you want a place to hang out.

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Redwood City

There's a reason why there's always lines out the door. My husband is french and he swears these are some of the best pain au chocolat. Love their buttery flakiness. The coffee is good too!

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Phoenix

I was staying across the way from this bakery. The pastries are to die for, reminded me of bakery in Paris but in much larger scale. Everything is baked fresh and the staff is welcoming. The weekends are packed and there's usually a long line of people waiting to get in. I didn't have any issues getting a table mid afternoon however. If you're in the area, it's a great place to grab a quick bite and coffee.

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Local from Civic Center, San Francisco, California

Renowned bakery with amazing food. Although there is always a line down the street it's worth it. Huge sandwiches! My fav is the bread pudding (unless it is banana).

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San Jose, California, USA

A landmark bakery in the mission . We came during a weekday so there was no line . Everything is delicious

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Local from San Francisco

So much breakfast goodness! Their croque Monsieur is hearty and delicious. Also can't go wrong with any of the croissants and scones.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Tartine is one of those places you really can't go wrong. From the olive bread to a slice of cake to a hazelnut tart, everything in the display is as good as it looks. The constant line outside is proof that Tartine is worth the wait. It's not as busy mid-day on a weekday, so if you happen to be in the Mission, stop in for a cookie, or a slice of cake, or a whole baguette.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

I came with the intention of trying the banana cream tart, so I was super sad when I found out it was sold out right in front of my eyes! I ended up trying the lemon cream tart instead, which was okay. If you're into lemony things, I definitely think you'll like this tart, but I am not too big of a fan, so at almost $5, it wasn't too worth it for me.

However, their morning buns are a DEFINITE must try. Cinnamon and sugar twirled onto some soft pieces of bread - wow. I ate this several days later and it was still super yummy. Their Croque Monsieur is also okay, but too pricey for my taste. I will be back to try their banana cream tart.

There is usually always a line, but luckily it moves quite fast!

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Edinburgh, UK
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I am not usually one to follow hype, but as I was in the area in the middle of the day on a Monday (when there would presumably be less of a line) I decided to give Tartine a shot. There was still a line (boo!). But it moved fast and I have to admit, the pastry I tried (I believe it was called a gougere?) was fantastic. Like, so, so good. I would not wait in line again, but I don't regret coming.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

No review of San Francisco's sweet treats would be complete without the iconic and unforgettable Tartine Bakery. Also a spot never without a line - do not be discouraged, young indulgers! If you get really famished while you're waiting in line you can go across the street and pick up an ice cream cone from Bi-Rite Creamery to tide you over. (And yes, I have actually done this. Don't judge.) Their world-renowned chocolate chip cookies will have you mouth-gasming for hours. They've also got killer breads and, like, fruit tarts for those looking to limit their straight sugar ingestion.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Hands down. This is the best bakery in town. My favorites: Walnut whole bread, croissant, and banana cream pie.

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Sunnyvale, California, USA
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Tartine is a famous bakery in SF and I definitely recommend the stop, but expect you can expect a line out the door. Once you get inside, you can grab a menu to decide what you want to get. I went with the gougere -- an egg dough with a cheese mixture inside. The inside isn't filled, it's more hollow. This was delicious and I would definitely get it again. My friend got an almond and lemon tea cake that was also amazing; it wasn't too sweet.

You can grab your food to go if there are no tables inside to sit. I recommend taking your pastries and going to Dolores Park just a block away to eat and soak up the sunshine.

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Austin, Texas

Worth the drive, Uber, subway trip over to the Mission in and of itself. There is often and line, and the desserts they serve are some of the best I have ever had.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Why you would wait in line for 39 minutes for a baked good is beyond me, but that doesn't seem to deter anyone. If you can get there early in the morning on a weekday, you'll get in and out before the crowd. Amazing pastries nonetheless.

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Walnut Creek, California, USA

Absolutely amazing pastries and croissants. Long lines but totally worth it if you are a die hard carb lover. Philz coffee and a Tartine croissant would be the perfect start to a weekend day. Do it.

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Local from San Francisco, California, USA

Tartine has an amazing bread pudding, but honestly you can't go wrong with anything in here. There's a line out the door for a reason!

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Menlo Park, California, USA

Tartine is one of the best bakeries in San Francisco, serving up mind-blowing pastries, tarts and sandwiches. The coffee is excellent and the atmosphere is casual and cool. Unfortunately, because it is so good there is virtually always a 30 minute wait to place your order. If you are one who doesn't mind waiting 30 minutes, you will love this place. What is worse, they do run out of stuff, so check on supplies before committing to the line - last time we were there we were really looking forward to the banana cream tart, only to find out after 30 mins that they were sold out. We had the almond tart with berries. This was also *very* good, but probably not worth such a wait...

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