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“Breakfast ”
Review of Arsicault Bakery

Arsicault Bakery
Ranked #48 of 355 Quick Bites in San Francisco
Neighborhood: Richmond District
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Neighborhood: Richmond District
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

On 10/2 Sunday morning , we got there 7:55am but we had waited for 70min ! Still Long line an hour later. Prepare long waiting if you wait to buy the so called The best Croissant of the year by Bon Appetite Magazine.We enjoyed every single items there especially the ham n cheese croissant which tasted Butterly ; the way they inserted the good quality ham n cheese inside the croissant really made a difference!

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

It was wonderful while it lasted. Clearly the best chocolate croissant we have ever had...and just around the corner. Flaky with real chocolate! All ruined when Bon Appetite agreed with our assessment and awarded them the title of "Best". Lines are down the block and they are sold out by 10:00 AM. Boo Hoo.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank jrftrav16
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

This little bakery is near my daughter's home & I love croissants so we embarked on a little adventure to try them. Found out it doesn't matter what time you arrive, there's always a line (45 min wait) & it was worth it. The Bakery was awarded the best of the year by Bon Appetite.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Kathleen W
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Heard it from watching the news on TV so I had to make the one hour trip from San Jose. Definitely the best in term of crunchy, fluffy, soft and chewy all rolled in one croissant. My family of four all agreed Arsicault is amongst the best we've had including the bakeries we've tried in France and Korea (I love Paris Baguette in Korea). The almond croissant is sweeter than Paris Baguette but, as I said, the dough is just so good, I'm OK with extra sweetness. The chocolate was heavenly. However, the plain croissant was so, so good that I don't need any extra fillings or flavor to go with it.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank ngoctrantran
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

Once a fledging brassiere, Bon Appetite's endorsement has overwhelmed the small craftsman bakery. They opened at 7:00 (closed Mondays) and at 8:15 or so, we joined a small line of 10-12 out the door. The line was moving slowly and they were all out of everything at the counter except Kouign-Amann. But, up on the mezzanine appeared the baker and nicely announced that morning buns had just come out of the oven and would be out as soon as they were sugared. Chocolate, almond and regular croissants would be out in about 7 minutes. People then slowly came through, making their orders on pastry bags and waiting, if they wanted to. We wanted to and took our Kouign-Amann up on the Mezzanie to a small table and started with it. It was not folded in like many, but was more in a spiral with the many many layers of croissant dough showing through the darker brown crust. Crispy on the outer layers, with a softer, inviting middle area with a little sweet sugary taste in the middle. Dark, crispy, caramelized. Nicely done. Soon the other two appeared and we took them with us. The almond croissant had been baked, split and almond paste spread in the inside, baked again to a darker, crispier stage, powdered with sugar, very tender in the inside. Very crispy ends (my favorite part) and nice mild creamy almond middle. Not strong with almond flavor, very mild. The morning bun was flatter than I expected, but nicely cinnamon and sugared on the outside. Crispy around the edges, but more moist and sweet in the middle. No orange zest, like another bakery in town, but still a nice flavor. More like a muffin top in terms of the size of the middle area surrounded by crispy edges. Come within the first hour or plan to wait and take what they have. To be fair to those who wait, the sign by the door says no more than four pasteries per customer, and no more than two of one kind. The baker is clearly a craftsman who knows his trade. A larger bakery and store front is in order as this place is going to be really busy for a while.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Tom H
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