Fillmore Bakeshop [San Francisco]
- Melanie Wong Jan 21, 2013 10:03 AM
How is Fillmore Bakeshop these days?
I had appointments in the area, so I dropped in twice just before Christmas. They had a big selection of Christmas bake goods, friendly staff in elf hats. Lot's of people dropping by to pick up and place orders for Christmas cakes.
I got a few macarons, which I thought were a bit too sweet, and some where super poofy. They were okay, not the worst I had. I also got some a fruit breakfast danish, quite good (though I should've heated it up in the toaster oven when I got back to the office, it would've been better). Also got a speculoo snowflake cookie...also quite good (though I can't compare, I never had a speculoo before.
re: Melanie Wong
Probably worth giving them a call to find out, or their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fillmorebake...). I was on a hunt for cute Christmas cookies, and they had quite a big selection, though most were way too big for me.
I forgot that I also got a pretty tasty bretzel there.
Here are the pictures..with the broken speculoo snowflake (didn't survive in one piece to the office, they are quite thin).
Last June, Fillmore Bakeshop offered an excellent all-day laminated pastry dough workshop for Bakers Dozen. Not only did I hone techniques, but came away with a box of delicious freshly baked pastries from our class time. How happy can I be?
In July, for a friend's 70th birthday, the staff made a box of pastel-colored macarons that delighted her (nothing as fluorescent as gnomatic's photo here).
Now, I stop by often to taste and indulge myself. The DH likes the loaf cakes. Pies are tempting but I can make pie. The laminated pastries win me over every time.