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Aug 10, 2013 10:29 AM

Fillmore Bakeshop cronut or cronot? [SF]

What's not to like? It's deep fried and dusted with vanilla sugar. $2.75 each, limit today: 4.

If there is future for for cinnamon sugar...vanilla custard...

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  1. It's not just about the trendy 'cronut'/Kronut at Fillmore Bakeshop.
    Go for the Peach Pie, the bread pudding, the croissants, the Danish pastries - it's all just wonderful, as the local neighbors will attest.

    Fillmore Bakeshop
    1890 Fillmore Street at Bush Street
    San Francisco
    (415) 923-0711

    1. Thanks for investigating! How was the wait and the line? I'm surprised that the price was so low.

      I've been wanting to see what a bakery with some chops could do with the concept. Fillmore Bakeshop would be the place.

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      1. re: Melanie Wong

        "Kronuts were a huge success!! Thanks for everyone's patience, we can only fry 6 at a time, but making them in such small batches is what makes them so special! So tell your friends and get ready, next Saturday's will be Cinnamon Sugar and we'll try and make more!"

        For today's 9 am to 10 am window... the line was not-a-line, just hovering about to wait for the clock to strike 9 am. Easy laid back San Franciscans. We like it like that, don't we? We amused ourselves with coffees, croissants, and other treats to pass the time.
        That pix of the Posh version with glaze looks over the top... and the comment about "a morning bun with a hole..." the cronut/Kronut embodies deep-fried treasure at Fillmore Bakeshop.

        1. re: Cynsa

          At four o'clock, the last of the Kronuts were enjoyed with our friendly chowhounds, and declared tasty... with anticipation of next Saturday's Cinnamon Sugared kronuts at 9 am... better than a donut.

          1. re: Cynsa

            They were wonderful. And I'm not big on croissants or donuts. Good to share. I liked them because I cut them into sections, so you could see the layers. Also there's no need to eat a whole one by yourself.

            1. re: Windy

              Willfully misquoting Yoda: "There is no need, there is only want" ; -).Really looking forward to checking this place out for kronuts and more. Thanks for the tips.

              1. re: grayelf

                lol, the first was cut in quarters and with the intention of 'just one taste' but I continued to taste until the 4 pieces were gone. DH simply ate his Kronut, no hesitation there. The last two were cut in sample 'sections' by Windy about the size of donut holes... a mouthful that is easy to eat.
                I am now anticipating the Vanilla Custard version with unmitigated glee.

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        1. Let's hope they are better than those Lee's Deli ones by Posh Bakery. Those are chewy, heavy and sickly sweet--like a Pilsbury biscuit with a hole cut into it. They are missing the flakey, buttery goodness of a croissant. Will have to try Fillmore Bakeshop

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          1. re: PlacesIveEaten

            Yeah, based on the one I got from Lee's, I'm not eager to try another one. I can't figure out why they put custard in them, either. It just makes them heavier and soggier.