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Any Good Bakeries Near Montgomery/Market?

oakjoan Dec 15, 2006 04:57 AM

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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    Nancy Berry Dec 16, 2006 10:46 PM

    Here are a few more:

    Tart to Tart at 90 New Montgomery

    Boudin Cafe at 619 Market (near New Montgomery)

    Working Girl's Cafe at 122 New Montgomery

    1. oakjoan Dec 16, 2006 10:11 PM

      Thanks for the reccos. Yesterday, I took BART to Embarcadero, then I walked down to the Ferry Bldg. - about 8:45 a.m.

      Got a cuppa at Peet's and then a croissant (and a loaf of bread pain d'ep.) for later. Took a seat on the promenade behind the Ferry Building and watched the ferries come in while I munched and drank. I could get used to this.

      Then I walked back up Market to my temp. office at Montgomery and Market. Wonderful.

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        luvness746 Dec 16, 2006 12:01 AM

        Yes,Madeleine is a great place to go for cakes and other desserts.

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          dordogne Dec 15, 2006 02:50 PM

          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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            ChowFun_derek Dec 15, 2006 05:23 PM

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

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              josquared Dec 15, 2006 09:11 PM

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

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                misti Dec 15, 2006 09:15 PM

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

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            david kaplan Dec 15, 2006 05:31 AM

            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. oakjoan Dec 15, 2006 05:09 AM

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

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                Ruth Lafler Dec 15, 2006 05:11 AM

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

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                  oakjoan Dec 15, 2006 05:12 AM

                  Just looked. They're open earrrrrrrly. Thanks.

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                    misti Dec 15, 2006 09:14 PM

                    Brioche bakery is lovely.

                2. Ruth Lafler Dec 15, 2006 05:07 AM

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

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                    Gary Soup Dec 15, 2006 05:29 AM

                    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. Gary Soup Dec 15, 2006 05:03 AM

                    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.

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