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Marla Bakery

3619 Balboa St. (37th Ave.) Send to Phone
Warm up after visiting the beach at this arty spot where husband-and-wife team Amy Brown and Joe Wolf bake up a storm.

Breakfast & Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Wed.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Marla Bakery, San Francisco, CA

Marla Bakery Restaurant Review

: After garnering local loyalty with a small Mission District space, newlyweds Joe Wolf and Amy Brown --- Nopa alumni who are devoted to baking --- opened this brick-and-mortar venue about a dozen blocks from the beach. Its color scheme honors this proximity with foggy, sandy and Pacific blue hues dominating the lofty ceiling, chandeliers, wood-based artworks, tile-topped custom-built double-decker wood-fired oven, Paxton Gate-designed garden and airy patio, and teensy walnut tables and wooden chairs. For lunch and dinner, Marla Bakery offers gourmet salads, seafood, pasta and sandwiches (try the saucy, tender tri-tip). But at any hour, baked goods are collectively king. Achieving integrity at the confluence of earthy and fancy (with prices a bit more on the "fancy" side), bakery items include breads, rolls, tarts, cookies, chewy bagels and sweet and savory turnovers, as well as pots de crème and exotically spiced French macarons that pair well with the coffee and suit the neighborhood's typically damp days.
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