tartine bakery & cafe

I stumbled upon Tartine in August of 2011 on the interwebs. 

I watched this video of a guy who really loves bread on repeat and showed everyone I could. I subsequently became smitten with the art of baking bread. 

Tartine bakery & cafe

So when our plans to visit San Francisco were made, Tartine was obviously on the top of my must-see list. 

We moseyed on over Sunday morning and arrived at the bakery around 8:45. The line was wrapped around the building for this unassuming Mecca of the bread world. When the doors opened at 9am, the smell of freshly baked bread drifted outside and the line began to creep forward.

People were lovely, the pastries divine, and the coffee on point.

Tartine Bakery & Cafe pastries

I now plan to return every time we visit San Francisco and eventually memorize the menu. I’d also love to somehow migrate back to Texas with a loaf or two of that killer bread in tow.

Now wouldn't that be lovely?