Tartine Manufactory — San Francisco, USA

Tartine Manufactory Restaurant in San Francisco, USA
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When Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt opened their tiny Tartine Bakery in 2002 in San Francisco’s 18th Street (at Guerrero), who would have bet that locals would fall so hard for their small batch artisanal loaves?

The intrepid duo have now parlayed their bijoux business into a sprawling new outpost in the Mission District. The LA-based design firm Commune has converted a corner of the Heath Ceramics factory into a gastronomic destination comprising diner, bakery, bar, coffee shop, and ice-cream stand. Lit with natural light streaming in through the high windows, the 15,000 sqft space is lined with unglazed subway tiles, Calacatta marble counters, high-backed banquettes and reassuringly raw concrete floors.

On-site grain mills and Hydra mixers feed the giant Heuft oven that turns out two to three fresh bakes of sprouted grain and country loaves every day, while the Tartine Cookies & Cream, fronting Alamaba Street, churns buffalo milk into seasonally flavoured soft serves, and ice-cream sandwiches.

Tartine Manufactory with tables and paper lanterns

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Dine area with tables and paper ball lanterns

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wooden dining tables with large glass windows

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dining space with outdoor view

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Tartine Manufactory Restaurant exterior view

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Restaurant bar area with stools

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Restaurant kitchen area

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Restaurant Tartine Manufactory kitchen area

(Image credit: Mariko Reed)

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ADDRESS

595 Alabama Street at 18th Street

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Daven Wu is the Singapore Editor at Wallpaper*. A former corporate lawyer, he has been covering Singapore and the neighbouring South-East Asian region since 1999, writing extensively about architecture, design, and travel for both the magazine and website. He is also the City Editor for the Phaidon Wallpaper* City Guide to Singapore.