Lifestyle Galette 88

Published on October 8th, 2013 | by Maiwenn Regnault

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Galette 88: finally a real creperie in San Francisco

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Galette 88A few weeks ago, BayLive’s team has discovered one of the best, if not the best, creperie in San Francisco. Since Ti Couz closed, the City was suffering from a lack of good real French creperies. Problem solved with Galette 88 – situated at Harnie Place, on Kearny between Bush and Sutter.
At Galette 88, we are really talking about authentic French galettes and crepes, just like they are made in France’s most Western region, Brittany… definitely not pancakes! The galettes are not made with wheat flour but with the more traditional buckwheat flour.

The owners, Celine Guillou, originally from Rennes, and Erin Rooney, have created a beautifully designed, flavorful and savory place!
You can taste ten different kinds of galettes, from the most simple one, with Emmental cheese and caramelized onions, to the most elaborated one, with Parmesan cheese, onions, sautéed mushrooms, crème fraiche and truffle oil.

Personally, I would recommend the Complete, with Emmental cheese, ham and egg…I just felt back in Brittany while eating it! To complete your food experience, order a glass of French cider, coming directly from Normandy. The ideal drink, perfectly matching the savory galette’s taste.

Galette 88 is very affordable, prices ranging from $ 7.50 to $ 11 for a galette, from $ 5.50 to $ 7.25 for a sweet crepe.

The only negative side I should warn you about is the rather limited opening hours, especially if you want to come in for dinner: lunch is open from 11 AM to 2.30 PM (Monday to Friday), and from 6 PM to 9 PM for dinner, but only on Wednesdays and Thursdays…. However Galette 88 is definitely worth it!


About the Author

Maiwenn is editor of BayLive's Lifestyle section. You can reach her directly at maiwenn@baylivemedia.com.



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