On a block that’s little more than a “lunch-grab ghetto,” DCarbonaro was pleased to check out the first-day soft opening of Bonbon, a new patisserie and lunch spot, reporting that savory goat cheese tarts made with lardon and onion, or broccoli, olive, and onion, are well-balanced, crisp, and flavorful. There are also sandwiches (including croque monsieurs), with salads on the way.

“Pastries included apricot mousse cake, chocolate mousse cake, lemon tart (emphasis on ‘tart,’ and intense, brilliant fresh-lemon flavor), and macaroons (also very good, with light cream inside).” There is also a full service of coffee, espresso, and lattes.

Xiao Yang notes that the place has a good pedigree, linking to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle that lists the men responsible for Bonbon as Jerome Rivoire of Garcon! and Eric Klein and Olivier Azancot of Plouf. Baker Herve Mathe of Plouf, Garcon!, and Chouchou is doing the pastries and specialty cakes.

Bonbon Patisserie [Financial District]
308 Kearny Street, San Francisco
415-956-5005

Board Link: BonBonSF–New Patisserie on Kearny @ Bush

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