1700 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Liguria Bakery San Francisco Reviews
Fresh Bread in San Francisco Jul 08, 2012
In the North Beach part of San Francisco is a neighborhood institution, which has been in business since 1911. In a 100 year old oven, Liguria Bakery prepares fresh Italian focaccia bread like you would find in Italy. Supplying restaurants and selling to locals and tourists alike, Liguria has a variety of choices including plain, onion, pizza, raisin, garlic, rosemary, mushroom and jalapeno cheese.
The bakery doesn't look like much from the outside and on the inside the shelves are empty, with a few newspaper clippings and a San Francisco Giants banner on the wall. It's in the back where the taste treats are found. Each loaf is wrapped in string and butcher paper like a present and is reasonably priced at $4.00 to $5.00 per loaf. Be sure to arrive early as there will be lines and different flavors run out. My personal favorite is raisin, but I've had the plain and rosemary breads as well.
Unfortunately, there are no seats inside the bakery but just outside is Washington Square where you can sit on a bench and enjoy watching tai chi from different groups from Chinatown. You may have to also fight off a few greedy pigeons in the park who are eagerly eyeing your bread.
Be sure to also bring your own drinks or coffee as Liguria just sells focaccia bread. Every time I've visited the staff is the same and the quality of the bread remains as good as previous visits.
San Francisco is not a cheap city and eating out can be expensive. For a reasonably priced breakfast, Liguria Bakery is a find. The focaccia is filling and delicious and a large loaf won't last past breakfast. I've tried to carry a loaf in my backpack for a snack later but the bread never lasts long.
For a taste of the "real Italy" in San Francisco, Liguria Bakery is the place.
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