tartine

October 10, 2011
I'm starting to think that my favorite French food lives in San Francisco and not France.
tartine
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beans
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coffee
chelsey
I'd heard a lot of good things about Tartine before visiting, so of course I lowered my expectations to avoid any disappointment (it's just something I do). Nevermind that there was already a line out the door when Chelsey and I got there, or that it smelled like I'd died and gone to pastry heaven. It didn't matter that everyone seemed content while being in an over-crowded cafe or that everything in their display case looked amazing. It was just food, right?
croque monsieur aux champignons, au lieu de jambon
cappuccino
cuties
eclair
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morning bun
savoring
Nope.

I loved that they had four different croque monsieur options (ham, cheese, turkey and mushroom), and that Chelsey and I decided to split the mushroom. I loved that their tables were European style, where you share one big table with a ton of strangers, but that we had our own little corner of the table to ourselves. I loved that we didn't make ourselves decide between something sweet and something savory, and that we indulged in both. And finally, I loved that I found a new place to love, with a friend that I love, on a lovely Saturday.

8 comments:

  1. mmm Tartine... so good! When i went I tried the quiche and the banana cream tart. I figured i waited in line so i deserved to have both! =) can't wait to go back!

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  2. i think i know were we should met!!!! i have been there once and it was fantastic! sooooo yummy! i really need to bring tom there one of these days!
    xo,
    cb

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  3. I wish French food lived near me here in Arkansas. . .

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  4. yea i could use this place...in my kitchen. no joke.

    hope youre having a great week girl!

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  5. Looks like a nice evening. Love the photo!

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