San Francisco Sweets

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting up with a blog friend, Julie (of The Little Kitchen) while she was in Northern California for work.  I jumped at the opportunity to introduce Julie to a few of my favorite sweet spots in San Francisco.  I don’t make it to the “city” often (it’s above 2 1/2 hours from my home in the central valley), and Julie had never visited San Francisco.  We started our tour of the city with two special sweet shops (just steps apart) Miette and Chantal Guillon.  I’ve visited both shops before, in fact I first enjoyed them with Sharnel (blogged here).

Miette was our first stop.  Miette is a small, but well stocked candy shop and bakery.  The shop sells a wide variety of specialty candies (some pictured above) and from-scratch baked goods.  But my favorite feature of this shop is the decor.  The sweets are carefully displayed on a gorgeous variety of vintage cake stands, candy dishes and jars.  The shelves are painted soft pastel colors and just walking into this shop feels a bit like a dream!

Here are a few sweet images of Miette…

Just a few doors down from Miette is a beautiful shop specializing in french macarons, Chantal Guillon.  The gorgeous variety of marcarons make it hard to pick just a few.  Julie and I each bought two macarons, but we were soon sorry we had not bought more… they were delicious!

If you’re ever spending a day in San Francisco, Miette and Chantal Guillon are two sweet spots to add to your “must visit” list.

 Thanks Julie for letting me be your San Francisco sweets guide!  =)

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25 Responses to “San Francisco Sweets”

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    Ana F. — April 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I'm definitely stopping by those shops next time I'm in the city! Those macarons look divine!

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    2 — April 8, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I love those cupcakes…….and all of those sweets :-) congrats on your new family addition!!

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    The Magical Christmas Wreath Company — April 9, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I've put this place on my list of places to visit. It looks incredible.

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    tinajo — April 9, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Oh wowsers – so many delicious treats here, love the pics! :-)

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    Olivilla — April 9, 2012 at 4:06 am

    oh my god I love all of theeeeeeeeeeeeem!!!

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    Molly — April 9, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Oh my, I wish I could go there :) !

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    cookies and cups — April 9, 2012 at 7:58 am

    WHat a dream! I would LOVE to visit both of those places! We need to plan that!

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    Carrie's Creations — April 9, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I've never been to either shop, I will have to remember next time I go to the city!

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    Kim's Sweet Karma — April 9, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Thank you so much for this blog! After 13 (loathed) years in Southern CA, I am finally moving back to my home town of Napa. I will be sure to visit these places for supplies and ideas for my baking business :)

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    JulieD — April 9, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I love your pictures!! Thank you again…I had so much fun with you. That candy bar and caramels I bought from Miette was amazing…and those macarons…wonderful! I miss them and you!!

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    Sue — April 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Definitely visiting both places next time I'm in San Francisco!:)

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    Cristin (Pinkie) — April 9, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Wow! Those places both look so fun! I rarely get to San Francisco either, but next time I do, I'll need to make a stop there! Thanks Glory!

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    thelittleloaf — April 10, 2012 at 5:35 am

    What an absolutely wonderful shop. Those macarons and cupcakes look to die for. if I'm ever in the area, I'm heading straight there.

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    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more — April 10, 2012 at 6:42 am

    oh I so want to go there, yummy!

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    Lari — April 10, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Looks like paradise to me!
    These pictures are so beautiful!!


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    toko baju — April 10, 2012 at 7:58 am

    This is a great posting I have read. I like your article. Thank you

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    SUNY SENABRE — April 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Unas tiendas maravillosas. Merece la pena verlas por el colorido que tienen, además de poner cosas muy ricas.
    Me encanta tu blog y voy a enlazarle al mío para poder seguir tus publicaciones.

    Un beso,

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    SweetSugarBelle — April 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    These are my absolute FAVORITE posts. It feels like I am taking a vacation without leaving the house! I hope you do this every time you visit SF!

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    dapurCikWan — April 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

    colourfulllll! =) love it

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    Krissu — April 18, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Your cookies are beautiful! I give you 10 out of 10. Thanks,

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    Anonymous — April 26, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Ooh love the pictures!! I live in Stockton which isn't too far from San Francisco but I haven't ever been to either of those shops. Can't wait to visit them on my next trip to the city.

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    Patty — June 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Great post! I’ve read your blog for a while – just starting to get into baking and creating sweet treats for the family and friends! I didn’t realize you’re in the central valley! What part? I’m in the Central Valley, too, just South of Fresno! :)

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    Elise of Merci Ginette — July 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    It’s absolutely wonderful !! Dream …

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    Virginie — September 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    HI Glory
    Moving to the area (from the UK ! big move !!!) really soon and sooo looking forward to visiting those shops !!!
    Sweet day !


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