Bread and morning bun phenom Tartine Bakery, opened by Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt in 2002, has grown way beyond the walls of its tiny Guerrero Street flagship, with locations in LA, SFO, and Korea. Now the team is planning a location just across the San Francisco Bay, in the Graduate Hotel (known for many years as the Hotel Durant).
The cafe will share food and beverage duties with Henry’s, the longtime pub that received a major change in direction when chef Chris Kronner (Kronnerburger) took over operations in 2018, adding a menu of dry-aged burgers, salads, and cocktails. (Cal alums may remember it as a notorious campus watering hole.) The changes are part of the hotel’s continued upgrades after a $47.5 million transformation from Hotel Durant to the Graduate Hotel in 2017.
It’s taking over a long, narrow space lined with windows facing Durant Avenue, which has been empty for several years. Studio BBA, which is behind LA’s Manufactory and the upcoming Inner Sunset Tartine, is behind the design; it’s currently under construction with a “summer opening” on the horizon.
It will come closest to replicating the original Mission bakery, serving pastries, bread, breakfast items like quiche, and salads and pressed sandwiches at lunch. There’ll be coffee from Coffee Manufactory, Tartine’s coffee company, as well as teas and specialty sodas.
Tartine’s empire now includes the original Mission bakery, the SF Tartine Manufactory, an SFO outlet, the LA Manufactory (which includes an all-day cafe, supper club, market, and more), three locations in Seoul, Korea, and an impending restaurant in SF’s Inner Sunset neighborhood (set to open July 15).
When it opens, hours will be from 7 a.m.- 4 p.m., serving breakfast and lunch. Stay tuned for more on the menu and opening timeline as details become available.