When researching what to do while in San Fransico, after seeing the Golden Gate Bridge the second most popular recommendation I got was to go to Mr. Holmes Bakeshop to try a cruffin. A cruffin which is a mix of croissant and a muffin actually is more similar to a croissant but in a muffin shape and it is the signature pastry available at Mr. Holmes that has gained the pastry shop such a dedicated fan base.
The tiny shop in the Tenderloin district of the San Fransico has a few milk crates to sit on but it designed for takeout pastries. The shop opens at 7am and closes when they’re sold out of pastries, which can happen quickly so I recommend going early. On my recent short trip to San Fransico, I visited twice, and while once I lucked out and there was only a short line, the second time there was two huge lines one for cruffins, and one for the other pastries very early in the morning.
After trying the famous cruffin, and one of their donuts I confirm that these pastries are worth the hype there were so delicious.
Oh the cruffin, I love you so. Thankfully there are only Mr. Holmes Bakehouse shops in San Fransico, LA, and Seoul as if this pastry shop was closer I would be visiting often to try all the baked good as the flavors change daily with new seasonal flavourous of cruffins or pastries offered all the time.