Best Neighborhood Bakery San Francisco 2007 - Patisserie Delanghe
Everything that fills the cases at Patisserie Delanghe is baked by Dominique Delanghe, a Frenchman whose specialties include buttery croissants, brioches, and palmiers as well as jewellike fruit tarts, marzipan-draped cakes, and the creampuff towers called croquembouche. His seasonal treats include adorable decorated cookies and pastries (hearts for Valentine's Day and chicks for Easter). Try the thin almond macaroon topped with a chocolate-glazed turban full of mocha cream. The big, snail-shaped scones, dotted with tiny currants and slicked with a variety of jams, are more Franco (lush) than Anglo (crumbly). You can enjoy a fresh pastry or a slice of vegetarian quiche with a cup of coffee at one of the small tables before you head home with your boxed and bagged baked goods.