We first visited Tartine Bakery & Café on a trip to the west coast in 2007. On our way to San Francisco’s legendary Ferry Building Farmers’ Market we decided to detour to Guerrero and 18th streets for a stopover at Tartine, also legendary.
The first sign that the bakery might live up to its reputation was a long line out the door. Ironically, part of the allure of Tartine is the line. Once inside, you move slowly past layers of magical pastries created by