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Morning Pastries on Steroids

Morning Pastries on Steroids

Photo by Sara Remington

At the city’s best coffee shops, a fresh batch of bakeries is bringing inspired pastry pairings. Mornings never looked so bright.

1. (from bottom right) Danishes often share a plate with a leaden bran muffin. Brian Wood’s Starter Bakery elevates the traditional breakfast choice, filling it with farmers market-fresh fruit. We like strawberry with pistachios for spring. at Réveille Coffee Truck

2. Gillian Sara Shaw’s Black Jet Baking is perhaps best known for its PoPs. Filled with brown sugar, sour cherry, and more, this is the pop tart your grandma would have made. At Atlas Café (Mission).

3. After years spent perfecting the kouign-amann—a piece of caramelized heaven—former Manresa pastry chef Belinda Leong launched to fill the cultish, salty-sweet Breton pastry with everything from gianduja to lemon curd. At b. PatisserieFour Barrel Coffee (Mission).

4. Greg Mindel, of the brand-new Neighbor, has mastered the crispy, chewy croissant. Delicate yet full of integrity, this is the ultimate marriage of flour and butter. at Sightglass (SoMa).