Craftsman and Wolves - San Francisco

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Craftsman and Wolves - San Francisco
Craftsman and Wolves - San Francisco

I just got back from a mini-break to San Francisco. I have a lovely time visiting friends and family...and eating and eating. I'm going to post about my visit shortly, but wanted to highlight a new place in the Mission: Craftsman and Wolves.

Craftsman and Wolves - San Francisco
Located within walking distance of veteran Tartine in the Mission, this place adds to the major food scene in the Mission. It's near a cheese shop, soon-to-be chocolate shop, and Abbot's Cellar. Top right is a Cocoa Carrot Muffin - it's really moist.

Craftsman and Wolves - San Francisco
My friend Sumi and I got six things...for TWO people! :) We just had to try as much as we could! Look at the beautiful pastries and baked goods. Besides, calories on vacation don't count, right? (Don't worry, we boxed up the leftovers)

Chocolate chip cookies (for the flight home...so beats airline peanuts) - don't remember the price, but the peanut butter one is $2.00. The Pain au Cochon $3.75 with cheese and ham is a flaky happy place.

Craftsman and Wolves - San Francisco
The first thing you notice upon entering the simply designed cafe is the friendly staff. We went very early in the day before the breakfast crowd. Yes, I wake up early for bakeries. We picked our choices and they were plated. Seating includes a long table with stools and a bar (see first photo). The tisane tea $2.50 includes freshly picked spearmint and peppermint leaves...you can see the plant on the counter. Bottom right is a lovely Passion Sesame Croissant $3.50 - super delicious!

Craftsman and Wolves - San Francisco
The brownie has caramel in the center. Oh, shut up and sit down. It's hella rich. My favorite was the tomato, strawberry and pistachio scone. Perfect combo of a bit savory and sweet. (Sorry, I don't remember all the prices and Sumi treated so I don't have the receipt, but most items were around $3-4 I believe. The Sandwiches are $9 and savory plates are $8-$11.)

Next time, we'll sample the sandwiches and savory plates...if we have any room left after eating pastries!

Craftsman and Wolves
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746 Valencia St (between 19th St & 18th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
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5 comments:

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

This place looks and sounds incredible. I literally want to eat everything off the screen!

Michelle @ DailyWaffle said... [Reply to comment]

Great photos! I think I gained 10 lbs. just lookin' at 'em! I'll definitely have to check out the bakery when I'm in the Bay Area this fall...course it's just a few blocks from Humphry Slocombe, I'll have to pace myself. :)

Rosemary Nardone said... [Reply to comment]

What an amazing place! I always wanted to visit this city and now even more so. Must be hard to pick one thing to try...need to take a bunch of friends and get various to taste all !!

Christine Witt (Brush Dance) said... [Reply to comment]

Oh man...I'm close enough to get right over there. Every day. Trouble, trouble, I smell trouble! (I'm actually north of SF - but I could still try every day!)

Nicole@The Dirty Oven via twitter @ovenloving said... [Reply to comment]

Oh man. I was just in SF and if I had known would have stopped by and stuffed my face here. Instead we went to Dottie's, where I did stuff my face, but so worth it! Will have to try this place out next time we visit our friends in the Mission. Glad you had a great time.

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