Best Muffins - 2008
Abigail's Pastry & Fine Foods
A really good muffin is hard to find: Too many of 'em are overly fluffy, grossly overweight, or ponderous with below-par extras like chocolate chips and canned pineapple. Although Abigail's isn't a full-fledged bakery along the lines of Tartine, Arizmendi, or Citizen Cake, its muffins are among the best you'll encounter within the city limits. They're on the small side, crunchy around the edges, and substantial yet gossamer-textured within: an ideally light and lovely way to greet a new dawn. Prepared each morning on the premises, the daily-changing offerings might include a brisk, buoyant lemon-poppyseed, a wonderfully juicy blueberry, or our favorite, a cranberry muffin ribboned with plump, tart fruit. The muffins are available to go from a counter up front, or you can relax over an asparagus omelet and a cappuccino at this jewel of a Cow Hollow hideaway.