You know those mornings. Those mornings when coffee just isn't enough. When you need a jolt of something extra—a sugar rush. Fortunately, the Bay Area is amply stocked with sweet breakfast treats: from French-style pastries to (almost) classic blueberry muffins. We searched far and wide for the best of the best, and narrowed the field to our 11 favorite breakfast pastries all over San Francisco and beyond.
Our choices go from the seriously to subtly sweet, and we think they all pair excellently with a good cup of coffee. Or a cafe au lait, or cafe con leche, as the case may be.
Straight to the pastry!
Apple Croissant, La Farine »
Cinnamon Roll, Devil's Teeth Baking Company »
Blueberry Brioche Muffin, The Sentinel »
Bigote, La Mejor Bakery »
Magnolia Stout Coffee Cake with Pecan and Caraway Streusel, Blue Bottle Coffee »
Morning Bun, Tartine Bakery »
Almond Croissant, La Boulange »
Scone with Plum Bavarian Cream, Nopa »
Pain au Chocolat, Douce France »
Brioche Knot, Arizmendi Bakery »
Custard Tart, Golden Gate Bakery »