Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Rolls Out New Menu Thursday, Feb. 1

The house of cruffins debuts five new sweet and savory pastries, one of which — the Just Try It Croissant — involves housemade pastrami and pickled oranges.

Jakob Layman

It’s time to Get Baked (Again) in San Francisco. This Thursday, Feb. 1, the Tendernob shop with long lines of people routinely clamoring for cruffins and that California sushi croissant made with smoked salmon, wasabi, and ginger in a pastry will roll out some new menu items, several of which has the potential to lengthen those lines further.

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse has five new items, among them the accessible yet delicious-sounding Coffee Stout Croissant (brown sugar cake and stout beer cream that’s been brushed with coffee syrup then topped with chocolate glaze, chocolate coffee crumb, and dark chocolate brownie pieces) to the Lemon Meringue Pie Croissant (rolled in lemon sugar, filled with lemon curd, and topped with a torched Italian meringue, along with shards of dried meringue with lemon zest and broken pie pieces coated with white chocolate and lemon zest).

Getting a little more adventurous are the Crème Brûlée Restes (Danish dough with cheesecake filling that’s drizzled with salted caramel and topped with caramel shards). There’s also a savory Gorgonzola Shiitake Mushroom Danish made with sour cream, spring onions, and garlic.

The one with the greatest potential to go viral, though, is the “Just Try It” Croissant, a combination of housemade pastrami, pickled onions and oranges, and manchego, topped with pumpkin and fennel seeds. It sounds like a self-contained rival to a bagel-all-the-way, and it’s probably a gateway drug. Just say yes.

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, 1042 Larkin St.,



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