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San Pablo Alert !!! Starbread Bakery Filipino holiday dishes AND fresh hot senorita bread

rworange | Nov 15, 200904:38 PM

I've had the senorita bread at the Vallejo bakery but never right out of the oven ... to be trite but accurate ... OMG !!! ... !!!

These little cigar-shaped rolls about twice the size of a lady finger and just as delicate ... right out of the oven are flaky, yeasty goodness sprinkled with sugar and oozing salty butter in the center. Here's a photo from their website

They have some pre-packaged and not warm, but the window said "fresh hot" so I asked and was told if I wait two minutes some would be out shortly. Seriously, wait for them right from the oven. This is one hot senorita..

To tell you the truth for all the times I drive by the Vallejo location, I only stopped one more time. However, with the San Pablo location I will probably be a regular.

There was a sign for honey baked ham next to the shelves with bags of pan de sal. I asked and was told they would have take-home dishes for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. They will post the menu one week before those holidays.

This is a product expansion from their other locations which include South San Francisco and Fairfax. The lady at the shop said the other locations had so many other nearby Filipino restaurants and shops they limited what they sold.

The bakery case today also had coconut tarts, ensaymada with cheese, bean hopia, bread pudding, pichi-pichi, malta blanc, palitaw and buns filled with chicken or pork. They had some sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves. I don't think those were the suman I tried at the Vallejo, but if they are I'd warn those are an aquired taste. Here's the post about the Vallejo location. Thanks again to joshsquared for the tip on that location

The pricing is different than Vallejo. It starts with five for $2, ten for $4 ... on up to 60. I think there are some price breaks as you buy more.

They open at 6 am everyday and this would be a great thing to pick up on the drive to work. Do plan to place the paper bag of senorita bread in something like a plastic grocery bag. The butter oozed through the bags and saturated some paper towels I placed underneath.

This is in the small strip mall near the hospital and just down the street from Lucky's. It replaces the really, really meh Brothers Pizza.

Starbread Bakery
3718 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA 94590

Starbread Bakery
13501 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806

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