Cookies plus Coffee minus the Kitchen

Ferry Building, SF

After extensive… and I do mean extensive research, I’ve determined that certain items always taste better if someone else makes them for you.

It’s like when someone else draws a bath for you… maybe with bubbles or salts, and perfectly warm water.  Dang, that’s a good bath… somehow way better than it would have been if you turned those bathtub faucets yourself.

So, what items always taste better if someone else makes them for you?  Perfect macarons and the day’s first cup of coffee.

Cookie and a coffee?  And I don’t have to move a muscle in the kitchen?  It’s already delicious.

Now let me tell you about who made them for me.

Ferry Building, SF

There is a magical place in San Francisco.  It’s called the Ferry Building.  No matter how many times I’ve been to San Francisco I can always always visit the Ferry Building.  Why?  They have some aaaamazing food, and I always happen to be hungry.

Let me tell you about my favorite cookie and my favorite coffee in San Francisco.

Ferry Building, SF

Blue Bottle Coffee is a company based out of San Fransisco.  They call themselves Artisanal Microroasters, which I think is a fancy way of saying that they truly care about the quality of bean they buy, and the way they treat it.  In turn… they produce my absolute favorite cup of coffee.  At the Ferry Building, they brew their drip coffee to order.  You know what tastes so good about that?  The freshness, care and attention… what else could a girl want first thing in the morning?

Ferry Building, SF

Ferry Building, SF

A cookie! Miette Patisserie!  Oh heavens!  Beyond cuteness!  Miette makes the most lovely macaron I’ve ever had.  Perfectly chewy, full of nutty bits and in flavors that make my life happy like Rose Geranium.  Want to know something rad about Miette Patisserie?  Their founder Megan Ray is a self taught pastry queen and got her start at the Berkeley Farmer’s Market.  Yea… true.  Cool, right?  She makes one fine cookie.  They literally taste like fun and awesome had a cookie baby.  You think that’s weird…  try these cookies!  See for yourself.

Ferry Building.  Food magic outside of the kitchen.

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73 thoughts on “Cookies plus Coffee minus the Kitchen

  1. I love the ferry terminal. Now I just need another excuse to drive down to Larkspur, get on the ferry and spend the day in SF. My idea of a perfect Saturday – especially if the farmer’s market is running.

  2. OMGosh, the cookies look so yummy. I agree, some things in life taste SO MUCH BETTER when someone else makes them! My weakness is the coffee from a coffee house in the mall (no it’s not Starbuck’s either). I don’t get to the city often but when I do, I hit the coffee house. It’s so divine!

  3. Salad and sandwiches always taste better when someone else makes them. I am very interested in this coffee. So many bad cups out there, love to try a fabulous one.

  4. Yum those cookies look beautiful and delicious! Wish I had found these places when I visited San Francisco! Well maybe I can save them up for the next trip!

  5. Oh wow.. this looks idyllic! You are so right about some things being better when someone else does them for you, and this just sounds lovely! I feel so deprived over here in Ireland! :(

  6. I’m often convinced my cakes will be awful and other people’s taste so much better. Thanks for the charming trip to the cafés – I’d love to visit San Francisco someday.

  7. That’s very very true! Things ALWAYS taste better when someone else made them.

    I can’t believe those macarons are only 50 cents each! They’re so expensive in Paris!

    Very cool blog!

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