Looking for a last-minute treat to put under the tree or on the table? Or maybe you just need to stop in somewhere and get some sweet relief from holiday shopping? We’ve got you covered.

Hearth Coffee (just opened!)

DSC03668_HearthHearth’s brand new cafe and roastery opened its doors in the Castro just in time for the season. The cafe is also offering baked goods, small plates, and beer and wine. Founders Ariana Akbar and James Kafader have been roasting single-origin, organic coffee since 2010 and we’re so thrilled to see their vision materialize into this beautiful space. Pick up some of their beans at the cafe or enjoy a coffee flight or pairing on site.

Noe Valley Bakery

The longtime neighborhood bakery has some special treats this month including:

  • Flourless Chocolate Souffle Cake – Covered in whipped cream and chocolate curls
  • Buche de Noel – Vanilla chiffon cake with malted chocolate mousse filling and chocolate ganache frosting
  • Christmas Petit Fours Gift Set – four hand decorated petit fours ready to give as a gift
  • Michael’s Famous Christmas Stollen – Christmas bread with candied orange peel, raising in rum and whole almonds
Plus,  premade blocks of colored cookie dough ready to roll out and gingerbread cookie and gingerbread house making kits for the kids!
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Check out the bright airy space at 535 Folsom St for delightful gift boxes of chocolate truffles from this sister-owned cafe and chocolate shop. Their 2014 Holiday Collection “On a Faux Bear Rug” includes truffles like the Champagne (dark chocolate infused with champagne) and Pumpkin Burnt Caramel (classic pumpkin pie with dark chocolate, sea salt and a splash of brandy).
Find other sweets providers on our Discover Locally Made retail map including Humphry Slocombe, Recchiuti Confections, Bi-Rite Creamery, Dandelion Chocolate, Poco Dolce, Tartine and more.