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Dec 15, 2006 04:57 AM

Any Good Bakeries Near Montgomery/Market?

Are any bakeries open early there? Actually are there any bakeries at all around there (besides pastries at Peets). I'm working around Market and Montgomery this week and would love to pick up some nice baked goods in the area to take to work.

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  1. There's a Grain D'Or on Market between Third and New Montgomery. It's not Tartine, but a lot of people seem to like it.

    1. It's not that far to the Ferry Building, where Acme makes some of the best croissants in town.

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      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        I wouldn't actually consider Acme "near" Montgomery & Market. I think Brioche Bakery on Columbus in North Beach is actually closer. But sometimes they are open early and sometimes they ain't.

        Sellers Market (Pine and Front) probably has some carbohydrate goodies. A bit further, but closer than the FB is Sweet Joanna's at Howard and Spear which has good house-made scones.

      2. Thanks, Ruth....but is it open before 9? I'll just have to try their website.

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        1. re: oakjoan

          Yes, it's open before 9 ... I think they open at 7. Oh, and the cinnamon rolls are delicious, too.

          1. re: Ruth Lafler

            Just looked. They're open earrrrrrrly. Thanks.

          2. Madeleine. Three nearby locations: California and Battery; 2nd just south of Mission (I think); and O'Farrell between Geary and Stockton. Good baked goods, excellent cakes & tarts, quiche, and so on.

            1. I'll second Madeleine. They do nice things with puff pastry, including their almond croissant and something addictive called a Bamboo, two thick slabs of puff pastry sandwiching a layer of raspberry preserves, topped with powdered sugar (not exactly breakfast fare...).

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              1. re: dordogne

                I'll third Madeleine..I was surprised (pleasantly so) at the freshness and the quality...

                1. re: ChowFun_derek

                  And I'll fourth it. The location mentioned by one of the previous posters is actually New Montgomery just south of Mission

                  1. re: josquared

                    Yup. good stuff. Madeline is actually the first place I thought of.