San Francisco is truly a place with plenty of cafe choices. Mijo and I stumbled into Vive La Tarte just because we had time to kill before going to see the musical Finding Neverland.
We loved Vive La Tarte. I went back the other day and finally tried one of their tarts. Love it!
We had two hours to kill before the matinee of the musical Finding Neverland so Mijo and I decided to look for a nearby place for coffee and pastries. We found Vive La Tarte and we went there without any second thoughts.
It is only two blocks from the Orpheum Theatre so we thought it is a short walk from the theatre.
We got there and stepped into a spacious cafe. It didn't look like that from the outside. The interior has lots of natural lighting and it has this airy minimalist feel to it.
It has lots of seating areas and different kinds of furnitures which can accommodate small or big groups. If I came here alone, I would seat by the high tables or on the big wooden stairs.
The kitchen and their workspace can be seen from the dining area.
I could see the pastry chefs and bakers busily working from where we were seating at.
Even though there were a lot of people inside, the place didn't feel noisy at all.
I imagine I can come here one time and work from here for a few hours.
They sell both savory and sweet items.
The first time we went there, Mijo and I decided to get sweet pastries.
We got an apple crumble and a coffee croissants and two cups of americano.
They're all great and fresh.
The coffee they serve is by a nearby coffee shop called Sightglass.
Their coffee is great.
I had a workshop nearby the other day.
On my second trip to Vive La Tarte, I made sure to try out their tarts.
There must be a reason why they called their store Vive La Tarte.
I decided to bring home a Mango tart and an orange blossom croissant. They're so good!
I'll definitely go back and try their other breads and pastries.
Vive La Tarte is located on Howard St. between 7th and 8th Sts.