So I think everyone and their cousin has heard of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. It is one of the most instagrammed places in San Francisco and has a line wrapping around the corner each morning before they even open. If you make a pilgrimage to SF, you must stop here for a cruffin! Here’s what to know. Get there early, they do sell out! Also, there are technically two lines. One for cruffins, one for anything except cruffins. If you are looking at the shop, the cruffin line wraps to the right, while the other line wraps to the left. You will know which is which, as the cruffin line is disproportionately long. This is why you have to have a strategy when you come. Always bring a partner so that one person can hold your spot in the cruffin line and one person can run to the other line to get some goodies & coffee while you wait! This is also crucial when you get up to the cruffin ordering spot. You can only get 2 per person! That’s why you must bring someone else. So they can order one for themselves and an extra one for you! 😉Mr Holmes Bakehouse (Opens at 7am) 1042 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94109 b/t Post St & Hemlock St
Lower Nob Hill
When you get up to order from the non cruffin line, be prepared to be overwhelmed by choices! I definitely wasn’t ready & I didn’t seem to have enough hands for “one of each”!
When I spotted the house made pop tarts (or puffs), I knew I needed one of those! I also went for a savory option, just so that I could still call it breakfast and not dessert! I got some coffee & water while I was at it and headed back to our spot in line with my spoils!
Not before taking a quick peek at where the magic happens!
We happily munched on our flaky treats while others eyed us & started sending representatives in to get treats as well!
Once we finally made it up to the cruffin lady, we were so excited! There is only one flavor served daily and we lucked out with blood orange. So unique!
We snapped the obligatory Instagram in front of the sign before diving in. The cruffins were super flaky with layers of crispy, butter cruffin coated sugar. The pink filling oozed every where. I was quite graceful eating it! 😉
As you can see, some stuffed doughnut like pastries fell into our box while ordering cruffins. (YUM!!!)
What do you think about cruffins? Are they a new bakery treat that is going to take its place among bagels, croissants, and doughnuts? Or is it a temporary fad?