La Boulangerie de San Francisco has reclaimed its sixth former La Boulange location in the Financial District, softly opening at the corner of Sutter and Kearny early this morning. Much like the other five locations, this LB is filled to the brim with founder Pascal Rigo’s signature pastries, tartines, and bowls of lattes.
Unlike the others, La Boulangerie’s FiDi location is serving a new menu items series: chicken confit. There will be three different versions of it, the first of which is served with mashed potatoes and gravy. (Right now the menu series is only served at the Fianancial District location, but will expand to other stores down the line.)
Expect the full court press of seasonal pastries as well, including pumpkin and pecan pie kouign ammans and a pumpkin and sage croissant. A new line of seasonal beverages like coconut cold brew, guava mint green tea, and Brazilian strawberry chai will be on offer as well; for fall fanatics, a seasonal spiced hot cider with whipped cream is also available.
Per their contract with Starbucks (which purchased, then closed all 23 locations of La Boulange in 2015), Rigo and partner Nicolas Bernardi are allowed to open only seven locations until July 2017— the seventh store will hit Fillmore in the near future. Meanwhile, the duo is planning an even larger scale return to glory with 30 to 40 more stores in the Bay Area, plus more wholesale corporate clients. (Read a full rundown of their comeback story here.)
La Boulangerie de San Francisco (222 Sutter Street) is open 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily.