I was going to be totally good this week. And i was.. mostly. But then a friend asked me to go to miette with him on our lunch hour.
You see, I don't know if i have mentioned this before but i work in downtown San Francisco. (The FiDi to be exact.) Most of the time, i'm grumpy because its early and i am at work and its cold. It's always cold. But every now and then i step outside and breathe in the SF air and actually take a look around and i realize what an awesome city it is.
I also realize this when i step out for a ten minute break and go shoe shopping. I do that a lot, actually.
So today instead of spending my lunch time shopping i got talked into going down to the Embarcadero, to the ferry building. The ferry building houses a ton of cute little shops and restaurants and markets.
Outside they even have a farmers market and food tents set up on certain days. Yeah - it's the dead of winter right now and they are still there. It's 62* and sunny in the city today. Yeah you can be a little jealous. Anyways, inside the ferry building is miette patisserie. they are one of the places that i have been meaning to try. it's one of those requirements of living in the bay that i somehow failed to meet.
I was actually a little surprised by their store front. I thought it would be a little bigger. (I have been to the outside of the Oakland location and that one was bigger.) But i guess i cannot be surprised. All the shops there are pretty tiny.
But man what it lacks in size, it sure makes up for it in pure cuteness. love at first sight. i want to live there, real talk.
Everything is so adorable! The cute little pastel cake stands are to DIE for and have convinced me to buy my own pink one later this month.
I love all the perfectly written signs and all the packaged sweets.
They have all sorts of goodies here. They have cookies. They have chocolate. They have cakes. They have whipped cream in a jar! I honestly don't even know what that whipped cream in a jar thing is except that i want to photograph it. And eat it.
They also had birdies. And you guys know me. I love me my birdies. These hold napkins. WHERE CAN I FIND THIS IN REAL LIFE. No, really. WHERE???
They also have cupcakes. Yummy looking ones at that. HOWEVER i did not get one today! Surprising, i know.
My trip to miette was not for the cupcakes though. It was for the macaroons. The friend i went with is a big fan. And so i bought the ones below. Well, not all the jars. Just one of each. (Blue Bottle) Coffee and Chocolate Orange. He got three Hazelnuts.
Then we went outside to eat them. Where i was once again reminded how awesome SF is. I really need to start walking around the Embarcadero on my lunch time more. Because the sights are admittedly much prettier than the mall is.
They were good! I was expecting more fruity flavors to be honest, so i was a little worried about my choices but i ended up liking them all. The orange chocolate was interesting and took a minute to get used to, but they were still all really good.
I'd be interested in checking out more flavors though. They seem to rotate them out. So maybe in a few weeks? And while i am there i could eat a cupcake too. Oh and once, my co worker brought me back some chocolate covered gummi bears that were delicious... Want to join me?