A new North Beach Bakery already has lines down the block on the weekends, everyone eagerly waiting for a taste of the bakery’s sugary creations. The bakery has a counter full of pastries perfect for a weekend breakfast, and you can preorder a decadent buttercream cake for a special occasion (or just because you love cake). Butter & Crumble offers vegan and gluten-free cake options as well. The bakery is open Thursday through Sunday, opening at 9 am, but don’t be surprised if you see a line forming before the doors even open.
SF is no stranger to great pastries, people line up around the block every weekend for an Arsicault croissant, which was listed as one of the best in the United States by Yelp.
About Butter & Crumble
Butter & Crumble officially opened in North Beach on October 25, 2023, but that was far from the beginning of the bakery’s story. Butter & Crumble started as a passion project for owner Sophia Smith while in culinary school. During the pandemic, Smith was able to move her cake-making from her apartment to an empty restaurant space. Smith then spent the next few years popping up in various local bars, using their empty kitchens and selling her cakes to their patrons.
Smith then spent a summer studying pastries in Paris, bringing her newfound knowledge back to San Francisco with her. Smith’s three years of popping up in local bars left her with many loyal fans, so it’s no surprise her North Beach retail space already has a line out the door.
Butter & Crumble is located at 271 Francisco Street and is open Thursday through Sunday 9 am to 2 pm. If you want the best selection of pastries, we recommend going on the early side, as the bakery has been known to sell out by noon.