B Patisserie San Francisco Review

b. patisserie San Francisco Review


Does B. Patisserie Have the Best Pastries in San Francisco? For inspired viennoiserie, we say yes. The brainchild of Belinda Leong, former pastry chef at Manresa in Los Gatos and Gary Danko, and Michel Suas, founder of the San Francisco Baking Institute, who was the Head Pastry Chef at a 3-Michelin Star restaurant in Paris, b. patisserie opened in 2013 at 2821 California Street by Divisadero Street in Lower Pacific Heights.


Hours and Ordering

b. patisserie is open Wednesday-Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-5pm. As there's often a line for in-person orders, we recommend ordering online, as you'll then be able to pick up your already packed order, which is via a separate entrance. We've never had a wait when picking up our order.

Line for B. Patisserie, San Francisco
Line Sign for B. Patisserie, San Francisco
B. Patisserie, 2821 California Street, San Francisco


B. Patisserie Menu and Food

b. patisserie offers a range of pastries and desserts, but the shop is particularly known for its kouign amann and other viennoiserie (breakfast pastries).

b. patisserie menu


Our favorite is the Chocolate Banana Almond Croissant, with its crunchy exterior and generous chocolate, banana and frangipane filling. Its rich, buttery goodness makes it a good candidate for sharing. It's even better if warmed slightly in the oven, until the chocolate is melted.

Chocolate Banana Almond Croissant, b. patisserie San Francisco


The Kouign Amann is perfectly sweet, flaky and crunchy; we were especially fond of this seasonal one, with a peach strawberry filling.

Kouign Amann, b. patisserie San Francisco Review


Bostock is like a cross between an almond croissant and brioche toast, and b. patisserie's version with passion fruit is divine, the passion fruit providing a welcome tangy contrast to the rich frangipane.

Passion Fruit Bostock, b. patisserie San Francisco Review


While I neglected to take a photo of it, don't miss picking up a half or full loaf of Levain, made to Michel Suas' exacting standards. It's a steal for only $6 for the full loaf, or $3 for a half loaf that will easily serve as tartines for three hungry eaters, aka my family.


The Verdict

Whenever we get a craving for superb, buttery French kouign amann or almond croissant, b. patisserie is our top choice in San Francisco. We also adore the passion fruit bostock, ideally served with some fresh raspberries and passion fruit curd to up the passion fruit quotient. Even if you're not fond of sweets, the Levain bread is excellent.

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