Palet and Chocolate croissant stack – Craftsman & Wolves

Palet and Chocolate croissant stack - Craftsman & Wolves
Palet: praline, concord grape, nasturtium. $6.50
Chocolate croissant stack. $3.50
Craftsman & Wolves, San Francisco CA

I recently met a visiting food blogger for a little dessert break along the Valencia Street corridor in the Mission. Wattwurmnashi has a beautifully well-written blog with amazing food photographs – check it out! As you can see from her blog entry of our Craftsman & Wolves visit, her food photographs are far better than my lil’ iPhone pics, lol. And it’s especially amazing since she snaps her pics so skillfully quick! Anyway, I had a great time getting to know Wattmurmnashi and continue to enjoy her fabulous blog.

Now, as far as these desserts, one was definitely better than the other. The palet was very good with a nice mix of flavors and textures (and it was pretty snazzy looking too). The chocolate croissant stack was a big disappointment. It was super dry and not that tasty.

Caramel chocolate pearl travel cake – Craftsman & Wolves

Caramel chocolate pearl travel cake - Craftsman & Wolves
Moist cake with mini chocolate chips, caramelly glaze, and chocolate square. $3.50
Craftsman & Wolves, San Francisco CA

I really wasn’t in the mood for cake this morning on my way to Bart, but I couldn’t resist once I saw this beautiful travel cake in the display case. Omg, the chocolate and caramel flavors are rich and deep and I love the wonderful texture of the cake. SO good!

Red British Elizabeth Regina "ER" post box, Dolores Street

Red British Elizabeth Regina “ER” post box, Dolores Street. This reclaimed mailbox sits a block from my house and I’ve always found it bright and fun, but I wonder if they actually use it.

Smoked cheddar gougere – Craftsman & Wolves

Smoked cheddar gougere - Craftsman & Wolves
With hot pepper. $3
Craftsman & Wolves, San Francisco CA

Smoked cheddar gougere - Craftsman & Wolves
Wow, this gougere tasted incredible! I loved the delicate texture of the interior and the bold flavor of the smoked cheddar combined with the slight heat from the flecks of chili peppers. I’m SO glad that Craftsman and Wolves opened up in the neighborhood – I’m a total fan! The people behind the counter are super friendly too.

Hamburger graffiti artwork, Osage Street

Hamburger graffiti artwork, Osage Street. This is a random one at the end of the street, but I think it’s charming!

The Rebel Within muffin – Craftsman & Wolves

The Rebel Within muffin - Craftsman & Wolves
Savory muffin with asiago cheese, green onion, Easton sausage, and soft-boiled egg in the center. $7
Craftsman & Wolves, San Francisco CA

The Rebel Within muffin - Craftsman & Wolves
This amazing creation by chef William Werner has quickly become one of my favorite breakfast items ever! I swear it tastes like Thanksgiving. The outer coating tastes like a delicious, moist stuffing. This muffin is served room temperature, but I bet it would taste exceptional if warmed up beforehand. I will have to take one home next time and throw it in the oven for a little bit.

The Rebel Within muffin - Craftsman & Wolves
The surprise egg with a runny yolk is a beautiful sight to behold! I would normally say that seven dollars is too much to pay for a mere muffin, but it’s super filling and is pretty much a meal in it of itself. Noms!

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2013, 2013

Sightglass Coffee, Blueboon blend
Sightglass Coffee, Blueboon blend. $2.50
Everybody raves about Sightglass coffee, but I’m not particularly impressed. The coffee is definitely smooth, but is too weak for my taste.

Morning in Dolores Park
My baby-girl accompanies me to Dolores Park to enjoy the crisp morning and my Rebel Within, hehe.