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The Mill

736 Divisadero St. (Fulton St.) Send to Phone
Bread takes on a whole new meaning at this hipster-magnet café, a joint project of Four Barrel Coffee and superstar yeast-wielder Josey Baker.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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The Mill Restaurant Review

: A joint project of loftily principled, locally roasted Four Barrel Coffee and science teacher-turned-superstar-baker Josey Baker (yes, that's his actual surname), The Mill serves strong, expertly brewed coffee drinks as well as some of the Bay Area's best loaves, pastries, toast and (on Monday nights only) pizza. It's easy to forget the diversity and culinary potentiality of such a simple staple as bread --- until you've tried the crusty, chewy, hearty offerings here. Occupying what, for San Francisco, is a vast amount of square footage, this airy space sports extensive midcentury-style shelving, marble-topped tables, schoolroom-style chairs and vinyl LPs entertaining an assertively under-40 crowd. Toast offerings vary daily; these thick, satisfying slabs of sourdough, cinnamon-raisin, rye, olive and other freshly baked breads topped with cheeses, fruit butters, nut butters and house-made seasonal jams evoke rustic fairytale childhoods. Chocolatey cookies, nut-dense brownies and other pastries are on the sturdy side, but in the best of ways.
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