B Patisserie: Lower Pac Heights, San Francisco, CA, USA
It’s been about a month (with lots of adventures) here in the Bay. I’d love to say that they were all positive experiences but then the word “adventures” wouldn’t suffice. However, four weeks is a good time to start dabbling in the food scene a bit. It is incredibly expensive to eat out here compared to New York. The consensus is also that you need a car to really get out to where the good eats are, like in East Bay (across the water) or in South Bay (San Mateo, Milbrae…or San Jose which is a completely different city altogether). However, as I hustle my way through this new beginning in SF, I figured I might as well start on the SF adventures and reminisce on my home that is New York on various occasions.
Let’s start with pastries! I came to B Patisserie with two of my NYC-transplanted girls to try this one particular pastry. Their kouign amman is the by far the best pastry that I have ever eaten in my life. We all split the chocolate one and also the original (gotta be fair!) The vote all around is that the original wins by a thousand miles.
Chocolate Kouign Amman
– flaky light pastry crust
– not greasy
– chocolate is very overwhelming: this is great for chocolate lovers, but it almost knocks out the buttery saltiness of the pastry itself. This is honestly a bit of a shame because it sounds like it would be a great combination.
Original Kouign Amman
– PERFECT balance between sweet and saltiness with just that nice buttery flavor sliding down your throat. It’s like kettle corn, it’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s buttery, but this is just flaky and airy insteady of crunchy kernels.
I’d actually pick up a half dozen if they kept well and eat one each day. However, I don’t think my gut would appreciate it since I’m already blowing up after having moved to this city recently. That being said, I’d definitely come out here for that kouign amman again. You can find them in the Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood at the following address: (pardon any errors as I am not as familiar with SF neighborhoods as I was with NYC ones even in my first few weeks of moving there)2821 California St
San Francisco, CA 94115
b/t Divisadero St & Broderick St
Lower Pacific Heights
Pick up more than one if you ever come here, they’ve been known to sell out and the line sometimes can go out the door.