Shannon Amitin

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Finding a Kouign Amann in San Francisco: Your Weekend Assignment

    Jonathan KauffmanStarter Bakery's kouign amann.​ There is only one San Francisco location, to date, where you can buy Starter Bakery's pastries. One. SFoodie wrote about the new Emeryville bakery in May, founded by former San Francisco Baking Institute professor Brian Wood and Jamie Hansen. But up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Disloyalty Card Rewards Restless Coffee Addicts

    ​A few weeks ago, eight local cafes quietly began setting stacks of a promotional card out on their counters. It's the kind of thing coffee shops have been giving customers for years ― buy X drinks, get one free! However, this new "disloyalty card" adds a novel twist: It rewards shopping around. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Tenderloin Coffee Crawl Celebrates Neighborhood Geekery

    Jason Permenter​Two weeks ago, Shannon Amitin, one of the owners of Farm:Table, was at a La Marzocco demonstration in Berkeley talking to other people about how great the Tenderloin and Lower Nob Hill had become for coffee geeks. "Since we opened a year and a half ago, four other small coffee shop ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Farm:Table Is a Small, Beautiful Thing

    Yesterday's hard-boiled egg at Farm:Table ($6.50).​Farm:Table is too small for a review. At 280 square feet, it's too small for a birthday party, too small for Saturday brunch rush ― too small for adulation, even. There is one indoor table, square and solid, that fits seven at the most, plus a f ... More >>

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