Morning Pastries on Steroids
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
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).