In the morning, anything that doesn’t concern you, two cups of coffee, and a breakfast pastry may as well not exist.
Think outside the (donut) box at just-opened Hayes Valley Bakeworks. The bakery/cafe’s TCHO chocolate brioche twists and maple bacon cinnamon rolls are often the handiwork of disabled, homeless, and at-risk individuals enrolled in job-training programs run by local nonprofit Toolworks. Savory lessons result in egg and vegetable tortes and cheese grits souffle; Four Barrel coffee finishes the meal.
Expand your lunch options with daily rotating pizza selections on quinoa-potato crust and soups straight from the recipe books of top SF chefs and food writers (e.g., vegan carrot bisque courtesy of Gather’s Sean Baker and summer minestrone from Marcia Gagliardi of Tablehopper).
It’s the kind of wake-up call everyone needs.
Hayes Valley Bakeworks, 550 Gough Street, at Fulton Street (415-864-2688 or bakeworkssf.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Hayes Valley Bakeworks