Bacon cheddar scone – Four Barrel Coffee

Bacon cheddar scone - Four Barrel Coffee
Gross, this was probably the most disgusting breakfast item I’ve had in a while! There were huge globs of baking soda (or powder?) THROUGHOUT the scone and it tasted like crap. Someone should tell them that they need to mix in all the ingredients properly so that customers aren’t eating pockets of powder with every bite. $3.50
Four Barrel Coffee, San Francisco CA

California Palace of the Legion of Honor
California Palace of the Legion of Honor.

Chocolate rise donut – Four Barrel Coffee

Chocolate rise donut - Four Barrel Coffee
I’ve had the spiced chocolate doughnut here a couple times now, and I’ve got to say that I actually like this chocolate rise doughnut better. The chocolate spice has a weird aftertaste that I’m not fond of. This donut was moist and had a rich dark chocolate flavor, noms! $3
Four Barrel Coffee, San Francisco CA

Coffee - Four Barrel Coffee
Coffee. $2.50
Ugh, I’m really not a fan of Four Barrel coffee. It’s too bland and weak. I’m a Philz fan!

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010, 2011

Angry man statue

Angry man statue, de Young Museum.

Kouign amann – Four Barrel Coffee

Kouign amann - Four Barrel Coffee
Breton cake with layers of butter and sugar. $4
Four Barrel Coffee, San Francisco CA

This was a delicious, buttery treat! I don’t think I would normally order this because it looks kinda boring in a display case, but it’s absolutely exquisite. This flaky pastry is surprisingly complex from the multiple layers and condensed form. Loved it!

Kouign amann - Four Barrel Coffee
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2012

Coffee - Four Barrel Coffee

Coffee with cream and sugar. $2

Pink passion flower (Passiflora caerulea X rubra, Passifloraceae)
Pink passion flower (Passiflora caerulea X rubra, Passifloraceae), San Jose Avenue. This hardy perennial vine caught my eye as I was randomly walking down the street. I particularly loved the 2-toned filamentous anthers!

Banana chocolate scone – Four Barrel Coffee

Project 365: Day 42

It’s only Wednesday, argh! This weekend is going by so slowly. 😦

Had a great Valentine’s dinner last night at Fish & Farm. When we arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that we didn’t have to take their Valentine’s pre fixe option but we could order from their regular menu too – heck yeah! After dinner we went and grabbed a drink at Aunt Charlie’s because Silverfox had never been there. I wish there could have been an actual drag performance so he could have experience to the full effect but it was early and I’m not even sure which nights they have performances. I’m psyching myself out so I can kill it at the gym tonight since I’m feeling kinda fat. Ew!

Banana chocolate scone Four Barrel Coffee

I made went back to Four Barrel this morning because I spent the night at Silverfox’s and this was on the way to Bart. I know that they overcharged me last time, so I wanted to see if they’ve finally trained all their workers properly (that’s only partially a joke). Anyway, the girl who helped me was super sweet and friendly despite the store being barely open at 7am. And she didn’t overcharge me, yay! The coffee was so-so, but this scone was very good! I loved the banana and chocolate combo. It wasn’t super sweet so that’s another bonus! $3.50
Four Barrel Coffee, San Francisco

Four Barrel Coffee

Coffee. $2

Chocolate croissant – Four Barrel Coffee

Chocolate croissant Four Barrel Coffee

I’m still a little annoyed that I was charged $11 for this lame croissant and a latte. $11!!! What a rip off! The croissant was even dry! Suffice it to say that I have NOT been back.
Four Barrel Coffee, San Francisco

Chocolate croissant Four Barrel Coffee

I had to take a pic of the receipt when I was in the Bart tunnel. OK, I was probably overcharged accidentally but you would think that the cashier should realize that a frickin’ latte and croissant doesn’t cost $11! A refund should be in order!

Bostock – Four Barrel Coffee

Bostock Four Barrel Coffee

Citrus, hazelnut and almond flavors all in one amazing pastry!  I didn’t even know what this what when I bought it (they didn’t have the labels up yet that morning), but it sure tasted great.  I later learned that it’s called  a “bostock” on a return visit.  Upon researching this delicious treat, I found out that it’s traditionally made from a day-old brioche that’s soaked in an almond and orange simple syrup and topped with almond cream and sliced almonds.  After it’s baked, the edges become crisp and get an amazing caramelly flavor.  The center stays moist and buttery and the almondy top gets beautifully toasted.  The version at Four Barrel has hazelnuts instead of sliced almonds and they sprinkle it with a little powdered sugar.  NOMS!
Four Barrel Coffee, San Francisco

Bostock Four Barrel Coffee

The beautiful, moist interior.

Four Barrel Coffee

Pastries always taste better with coffee!