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May 8, 2010 10:44 PM

Golden Gate Bakery, SF on vacation - please post when they are back!

We wanted to get some pastries from Golden Gate Bakery on Thurs 5/6/10 evening, but saw the note that they are on vacation. Please post when they are back.

Golden Gate Bakery
1029 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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  1. They have been on vacation literally every single time I've tried to go (like three separate occasions)! But I guess it's always been around this time of year.

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    1. re: abstractpoet

      I thought they usually go on vacation in mid-summer.

      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        yeah, I thought it was always in August. Pic of vacation sign attached.

        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Historically they've always taken a four week vacation just before the mooncake crunch for Mid-Autumn Festival, which usually falls in September. ln recent years, however, they been taking several vacations per year. Perhaps they make so much money from the long lines around holidays that they only need to open for the more lucrative periods.

        2. re: abstractpoet

          I hate it when this happens. It always seems to be when I have visitors and they leave for a month at a time. Knowing they are on vacation makes me want an Egg Tart.

        3. Oh lord they have been on vacation 4 out of 5 times I have tried to go there. They would greatly benefit from having a Twitter, but alas.

          1. They are back as of this past weekend....and so is the long line.

            1. They were open yesterday morning and the line was non-existent

              1. One of my friends has been keeping in touch with the restaurant because he knows how much I love their custard tarts. According to him, he chatted with someone who works there. She said the owner/master baker hasn't been coming in because he feels like he's getting old, doesn't want to work so much, and there's no one to take over. So she's just been going in to check on things, etc. My guess is that time the bakery is open will continue to be very erratic.

                Also, the likelihood of them being on Twitter seems nil. My friend got the info he did because he was able to speak Cantonese with the clerk (unlike me).

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                1. re: Nineteen

                  I thought the egg tart master died a couple years back. Is this the person who took over?

                  1. re: abstractpoet

                    The first baker did die and this maybe a replacement. My information was that the old baker was the youngest brother and the new baker maybe either someone not in the family or an older brother.

                  2. re: Nineteen

                    My source told me that GGB is open or not open at times at the discretion of external influences.