Openings: Flour & Branch

493 3rd Street, San Francisco |

Bay Area fans of Flour & Branch’s nostalgia-inspired baked goods, rejoice: The previously delivery-only bakery now has a brick-and-mortar location.

Prior to opening in December, founder Lauren Arnsdorff shut down for two months to focus on the move from a commercial kitchen; recipe-test for an expanded menu with more pastries and desserts as well as brunch items; and remodel her new outpost. “I wanted a space that felt fresh, whimsical, elegant and gave a bit of a reprieve for locals and visitors,” says Arnsdorff, who enlisted the help of Leap Interior Design.

[Related: More January Openings]

Alongside a palette of robin’s-egg blue, light green and rose, patterned wallpaper harmonizes with walnut, brass and marble details. The venue also contains a market with home and personal goods, which Arnsdorff hopes will eventually include floral arrangements and gift baskets.

While the cookies and stuffed French toasts are especially popular, here’s another delicious reason to consider the kouign amanns: Thanks to a “filling station,” patrons can opt to have the crackly, buttery treat filled on the spot with vanilla bean custard, strawberry rose compote or Nutella.

Read more from The Nob Hill Gazette and find your copy of the print magazine here.

Nob Hill Gazette

Leave a Comment
Published by
Nob Hill Gazette

Recent Posts

Niners face tough road through NFL playoffs. Next stop Green Bay

Kickoff temperature expected to be 13 degrees, and dropping fast

9 hours ago

Landscape photos with multiple signifiers at Haines and Thacher Galleries

The pieces in “Ice” and “Elemental Exposures” represent experimentations with the process itself

11 hours ago

Saved! Community rallies to rescue City College’s Cantonese classes

‘We need to stop Asian hate and make sure the Chinese community has access to…

11 hours ago

Rebecca Black is all grown up and now a charming, world touring, gay pop star

The former YouTube phenom of the much-derided hit ‘Friday’ hits the Rickshaw Stop on Thursday

12 hours ago

Draymond Green’s injury opens for Warriors’ Jonathan Kuminga

Rookie showing flashes of brilliance, with room to improve

13 hours ago

C.W. Nevius: Big money sports teams are writing their own COVID rules

The only example of pre-pandemic normal is in stadiums and arenas

13 hours ago