Paso Bakeries: your favorites?
Haven't tried many but can give some insight since no one else has piped in.
Panolivo is the one I do know well. On Park and 14th (I believe). It is a nice French cafe with an on site bakery. The baguettes are very nice as are the pasteries, tarts, etc. Additionally a nice breakfast and lunch, though I have found dinners a bit hit and miss. Very good when on.
A new bakery just opened up 14th from Panolivo that looks pretty good (Garden street bakery or something). Alas it has been closed the three times we have tried to go.
There is a new cake shop on 13th behind Chubby Chandler's pizza. It looked nice but I haven't tried yet. I am usually looking for bread.
DiRaimondo's Cheese Shop on 13th actually has very nice bread for sale most days. I think I remember they get it from a local commercial bakery. Also grab some cold cuts and cheese.
That's all I know. Look forward to hearing others.
thanks--have gotten some ricotta at Di Raimundo's -o-o-o-o-o! good! I'll check them for bread.
I saw an ad for a cake bakery today so will check that out too. Does Panolivo sell baked goods or just serve them?
If you get down to 5 cities area, Guiseppi's Pizza place sells wonderful hard-crusted Itlian loaves and buns. My mother pronounced them exACTly like those she ate in the 30's from the neighborhood Italian bakery in downtown San Jose.