b. Patisserie opening mid-December on California St (SF)
Yesterday we got the neighbor alert from the ABC notifying that b. patisserie filed paperwork to sell alcoholic beverages at its bricks and mortar shop on California Street at Divisadero. There have been people renovating the building for the last month or so. I hope they're able to stick with the projected mid-December opening date--would be great to pick up something here for holiday parties.
Open as of today. I'm glad they took the time to get ready, because the operation seemed pretty seamless for opening day. Very friendly staff, credit card machine working, etc.
At 12:30 they had only one kouing amann left. Pretty, sunny cafe with non-cramped seating to enjoy a coffee and pastry or tartine. Four Barrel coffee.
Tartines today were pan bagnat, ham and cheese, roasted chicken with anchovy and caper, flammenkuche, and mushroom with goat cheese and braised leeks. Nice
option for this otherwise pretty bleak neighborhood, lunch-wise.
Most of the viennoiserie were things I've seen before from her stuff sold at coffee shops; I was not familiar with her desserts. They were selling "10 hour apple tart," millefeuille, choco-hazelnut tart, and a yogurt and citrus verrine that looked great. We got the lemon tart--lovely brightness, perfect crust.
I only saw one type of bread for sale, an epi, though Michel and his wife, who I recognized from Thorough Bread, were both working behind the counter on opening day. I hope they expand their bread options--that would be another win for the neighborhood.