SF Restaurant Review: Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Here ye! Here ye! The cronut is out. The cruffin is in!* After hearing about this place for the last few months and seeing everyone post pics of this gorgeous shop on the interwebs, we finally made a trek to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse in SF to try the famous cruffin. 
Here's the deal: they make exactly 100 cruffins a day, each person can buy a max of 2, and you have to line up to score them. We went on Sunday morning...they open up at exactly 9:00 am and we rolled up about 8:45 am and we were the last ones to get a guaranteed cruffin, so I recommend showing up a bit earlier. Still, it's not this level of hysteria, so that's nice. SF vs. NYC for the win.
The shop itself is really lovely (ignore the photo of me, because #nomakeupselfie). They have genius branding and marketing going for them and the pastries all looked / smelled amazing. If you go, definitely check out their other donuts and croissants if you aren't lucky enough to score a cruffin or need to gain some weight. :)
The flavor of the day was fluffernutter, which took me back to my elementary school days. I'm more of a savory person than a sweets person, but I must say that this thing is amazing. It blew us away how much we loved it. 
The bakery itself doesn't have seating and it's in the TenderNob, which isn't the nicest neighborhood in SF. After scoring our food, we took our new scooter up to George Sterling Park to enjoy the SF views and eat our cruffins. So worth the wait. I'm definitely a believer!

*Full disclosure - I have never had a cronut, so this is an uneducated claim.

2 comments:

Lucas said...

So good! Let's go back asap.

Kristina Comer said...

That looks like my kind of place!! I had to google "what is a cruffin" thought to know what you were talking about. haha!