Radishes and eggplants ready for salads. Photo: Dana Massey-Todd. © tablehopper.com.
The full interior. Photo: Dana Massey-Todd. © tablehopper.com.
A report by Dana Massey-Todd: As previously mentioned on tablehopper, ~HAYES VALLEY BAKEWORKS~ is a new café opening at Gough and Fulton. It will feature pastries made from scratch, in-house, as well as wholesome pizza specials each day. There will be soups, salads, and sandwiches available to go, and they are running soup recipes from various local food personalities including, that’s right, the Gagliardi family’s own minestrone soup. For sipping, there will be Four Barrel coffee and Revive Kombucha on tap. The café has a health-conscious bent, with pizza crusts made from quinoa and potato dough, vegan sandwiches, and a vegetarian focus. Don’t worry, though: I spotted the butter stash on my visit and it wasn’t paltry. You can view the opening menu here.
The pastries will include plenty of opportunities for indulgence, like brownies, scones, and chef Alyssa Levy’s signature Three Bs cookie. What do the Bs stand for? Why, peanut butter, brown butter, and butterscotch, of course. Keep your eyes and belly peeled for the maple-bacon cinnamon roll too. The Bakeworks is operated through Toolworks, a nonprofit that places people with disabilities and the formerly homeless in job training, and the café will further support this mission by employing these participants. So you can enjoy knowing you’re supporting a wonderful organization alongside that cinnamon roll. The opening is Thursday June 28th. Open Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 8am-3pm, and closed Sundays. 365 Fulton St. at Gough, 415-864-2688.