Tartine Dates

May 14, 2013

I’ve found myself on quite a few Tartine dates since arriving in San Francisco. It’s been almost two years since my first visit and I’m still a little completely obsessed…

Whether sitting solo and grazing over the pages of my recent read, or chatting with friends as we watch playful pups potter by, Tartine has become my most favourite spot for a morning date.


This tender affection may have something to do with my pastry preference. You see, Tartine‘s croissants are something of a dream. They have just the right proportion of outer flakiness to moist buttery entrails. They’re completely swoon worthy. My favourite secret not-so-secret activity is to order a croissant and a cappuccino, then promptly plunge torn pastry portions into my coffee, soaking up the brew before shoving them into my mouth. You’ll leave covered in golden flakes but that’s just part of the fun.


Today I met Maddy, from Pop Basic, for a Tartine date. We ate croissants and shared tales – tales of life and hopes and dreams and San Francisco.


♥ Croissant and Cappuccino for me

♥ Almond Croissant and Hot Chocolate for Maddy

What did you have for breakfast today?


Heidi xo

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  • jacksoniusbrotherus May 14, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    i had poached eggs with chorizo, tomato & shrooms 🙂 t’was tasteh! but yours admittedly looks mind blowingly rad-tastic xxx

    • Heidi May 15, 2013 at 10:38 am

      haha love your name, bro. That sounds amazing. You’re amazing. Rad-tastic? Amazing. Miss you xo

  • Leah May 14, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Nothing saddens my heart more than a burnt croissant! You will have to go back to Tartine and try it again, for a fair comparison 😉
    Drooling at the almond, they are my undoing!!!

    • Heidi May 15, 2013 at 10:40 am

      I love your croissant concern, lady. Let me assure you, ’twas not burnt – I fear that was my photo & the filter. I came one day & their almond croissants looked a tad burnt, so I changed my order – I know too well!! & yeah, this wasn’t my first :O I’ve lost count. I know you understand me – no judgement there 😉 x

  • Briony May 15, 2013 at 5:02 am

    That croissant looks divine! Thank you for sharing your US adventures – your attitude is so inspiring! x

    • Heidi May 15, 2013 at 10:40 am

      well isn’t that just lovely, thank you 🙂 x

  • Hannah May 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Golden flakes would go perfectly with your radiant halo of awesomeness.

  • Ashley May 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    The sneak peek into the kitchen is just wonderful. Croissants look gorgeous! 🙂

  • Lisa @ Blithe Moments May 16, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Lordy that looks good, my weet bix pale in comparison!

  • Iron Chef Shellie May 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    i have the tartine books.. I must admit, I got them when you went to the US last and were posting photos. oh how I long to go there!

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