A Local’s Guide to Mission Pastry Shops

Fast, decadent, and light on your wallet, we’ve rounded up the best pastry shops to try in the Mission District of San Francisco. Whether you’re running to work or savoring a lazy Sunday morning, you won’t regret trying these dreamy baked treats.

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Les Marais Bakery | 498 Sanchez

Sitting on the border of Mission and Castro, Le Marais Bakery provides a Parisian escape filled with small batch crafted pastries and classic French nibbles.  With a range of freshly baked bread and delicate croissants, it’s impossible to walk out empty-handed. Take yourself out for a pain au chocolat, cafe au lait, and a stroll through Dolores Park.

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Tartine | 600 Guerrero St

Tartine hails crowds for their handcrafted loaves, savory pastries, and decadent desserts. We recommend checking out this gem on an early weekday morning, you’ll find the line manageable and your pastries fresh. The Gougère (filled with gruyère cheese, black pepper, and thyme) is always worth waiting for. Whether you go savory or sweet you can’t go wrong.

 

Craftsmen and Wolves | 746 Valencia 

For those looking to take a walk on the wild side, you’ll find that the wolf den crafts inventive pastries that seemingly defy the laws of physics. Most famous of their creations is The Rebel Within, a scotch style soft boiled egg embedded within a savory rich muffin. Making it just as satisfying to cut into as it is to eat.

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Stable Cafe | 2128 Folsom

Stable Cafe serves as a green sanctuary tucked away from the hustle of the city. Stable blends whimsical outdoor seating with photo-worthy eats including savory Spanish quiche and everything croissants. Built in the 1800s as a carriage house, Stable Cafe upholds its historic design and architecture. Do yourself a favor and spend a morning in the overgrown patio, it’s truly unlike any other find in San Francisco.