Craftsman and Wolves, San Francisco – First Look


The much-anticipated opening of chef William Werner’s Craftsman and Wolves is now a reality. Serving an evolving, seasonal selection of sweets with several savory dishes, this is a contemporary escape in the heart of the Mission. And while the location on Valencia may be hipster central, one step in this chic patisserie and you will easily feel as if you’ve been transported to an ultra high-end pastry shop overseas. With modern aesthetics in both interior design and product display, Craftsman and Wolves is all about the details.

I attended a sneak preview, and was impressed with the offerings and space. CAW, with their delicately thought-out menu is a venue where I could easily stop in for a casual breakfast – Sightglass coffee, Passion Fruit Sesame Croissant + Yogurt and granola. On the other hand, the decor and menu makes it the ideal location for an afternoon Formosa oolong tea time and lunch with the ladies. CAW is a unique addition that San Francisco has been both lacking and unexpectedly waiting for. It’s also another reason you may want to hit the gym extra hard this week.

The “Rebel Within” – a savory sausage and cheese muffin with poached egg is a beloved, signature creation of Chef/Owner William Werner.

A Contemporary Patisserie which evokes memories of sweet times in

                                 Paris and Tokyo

                                 Chocolate Croissant Stack

         An Assortment of “Good Morning” pastries awaits you.


                             Lovely decor, lovely confections

Craftsman and Wolves - Food Fashionista

Slow-roasted carrots with goat cheese and mizuna on house-made

                                   ciabatta bread


                       Beet Salad with Hazelnuts and Fennel

                       Gougère with smoked cheddar & chili flakes

            The more the merrier. Go with a friend and share a few…


Craftsman and Wolves officially opens today at 7am. I predict this is going to be THE SPOT to wake up to in the Mission.

746 Valencia St
(between 19th St & 18th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110




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  1. marco
    20/06/2012 / 10:27 am

    Oh this place looks great. I will go by at lunch today.

  2. janelee
    20/06/2012 / 2:16 pm

    Thank you mika! I went for lunch today with a coworker. It was so great. I’m going back this weekend with my hubby.

  3. A.Benjamin
    20/06/2012 / 3:54 pm

    The Mission is the new location for restaurants and bakeries it seems. It may be because the rent is cheaper than downtown or soma but it’s great either way.

  4. 22/06/2012 / 1:05 am

    I do agree it’s a great thing. The Mission has really flourished in the last 5-10 years as a major SF dining destination. I love that you can still get your fix of authentic taquerias, but if you are craving something a bit more high end, you can find it there as well.

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