I went to LaBoulange in Hayes Valley for brunch with a friend just before I went back east for the holidays. I had never been there before but had wanted to go for a long time…
Besides awesome pastries, La Boulange also has a nice little menu of breakfast and lunch items like eggs, sandwiches and salads. I opted for a cup of the Soup du Jour – Potato Leek, a Breakfast Pizza with Bacon and a Nonfat Latte.
This is the kind of place where you order at the counter, get a number and find a place to sit. Then you sit down and wait for your food to be delivered. We waited a little while and then the soup came first. It was pretty good — not quite as sweet as I expected it to be, but nonetheless, good. The soup came with a little slice of french bread which was really good. Once the bread was gone I really had no reason to continue eating the soup, but I did anyway… just because.
Above is the breakfast pizza with bacon. It is very interesting… basically the crust is a sweet flakey phyllo-ish kind of dough, topped with melted cheese, diced tomatoes, chunks of bacon and finally some scrambled eggs (oh, then sprinkled with chopped parsley i think?). I usually cut it in slices the short way and eat. It is very good and filling. The buttery-ness of the crust and eggs mixed with the smokey saltiness of the bacon is the perfect combo and worth every bite. I’ve had it twice so far.
This is a “real” latte. Drink it right from the bowl.
500 Hayes St
(between Laguna St & Octavia St)
San Francisco, CA 94102