During our recent weekend trip to San Francisco, we had a chance to stop in at Craftsman and Wolves, a contemporary pâtisserie which I completely fell in love with.
The interior has a sleek modern look and the display cases are filled with the most luxurious looking sweets. I was awed by all the creative goods like a “rebel within” muffin and a stacked chocolate croissant. I wanted to try everything.
Rebel Within (asiago, sausage, green onion, soft cooked farm egg)
Anything with a runny egg yolk is always good. I’ve actually tried making this before and it’s a pain to make right without having the egg yolk end up completely cooked. The taste was just okay but it was fun to slice open.
Chocolate Croissant Stack
I loved the look of this one. There is also some chocolate in between some of the layers.
Root Vegetable Croissant laminated with harissa butter
This may look like your average croissant but it’s stuffed with root vegetable.
Caramelized Hazelnut Financier
This was Mr. K’s favorite item. It is also one of their most popular (along with the Rebel Within). I liked the caramelized exterior but also found it a little too sweet.
Pear, Almond and Yuzu Twice Baked Croissant
I had a similar croissant at b patisserie which I hadn’t liked. But I really enjoyed this one because they managed to preserve the flaky layers and it was a good balance of fruit with pastry.
We got all these items for breakfast and planned on tasting and photoing and then saving the rest, but we ended up finishing everything. We definitely want to come back next time we’re in San Francisco.
Craftsman and Wolves
746 Valencia Street
San Francisco, California 94110