In Focus: Destination Baking Company
Specialties: breakfast pastries, quiche, moon pies, and cakes
The fruit: organic and not too sweet, ensuring the tarts are truly tart
Secret ingredients: cardamom in the sticky buns, gruyère in the cheese twists, and orange-scented cream cheese in the fruit danishes
When to go: Early birds get the largest selection but after 2 p.m. breakfast pastries are buy one get one free.
Parking: It’s limited. Visit in pairs so that one person can run in and grab the goodies.
Who to take: an old friend. The small tables by the window are perfect for long sessions of catching up.
SFWeekly rave: the challah bread made #63 on its 92 Favorite Things to Eat and Drink list in 2011 for the loaf’s “soft and pale yellow [color], as if the bakers had mixed in saffron instead of orange-yolked eggs.”