Perfect Chocolate Croissant in SF?
- ciaogina Apr 24, 2002 10:54 PM
Hello! I've decided to jump in with a question/opinion survey for the first time. I'm on a quest for the best chocolate croissant or more appropriately--Chocolatine, the classic pain au chocolat. So far Citizen Cake (Grove & Octavia in Hayes Valley) is winning...the trick is the Schrafenberger chocolate with the right amount of butter without being to greasy and flaky brown....mmmmmmmmmmmm.
Any other spots I should check out? Thanks!
Though unbelievably cher (and yes, it's in Berkeley, not SF), the one at Cafe Fanny (made by Acme Breads, next door, I believe) is very good. I just can't believe the injustice - in Paris, one of the most expensive cities in the world, you can get a fabulous, perfect pain au chocolat for less than a buck. Here you have to pay 2 bucks for a mediocre one. Grumble, grumble.
1603 San Pablo at Cedar/Hopkins
It's not in San Francisco but Point Reyes Station in West Marin. The Bovine Bakery has the most wonderful chocolate croissant. Flaky and not greasy and filled with so much chocolate that we refer to it as "pound au chocolate".