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Passion fruit sesame croissant and caramelized hazelnut financier at Craftsman & Wolves. I love pain au chocolat, but as far as croissants are concerned, I like just plain old traditional ones — the kind that are crunchy on the outside and flaky and buttery inside and leave crumbs on your plate. Sometimes I venture into almond paste territory, but that’s my limit. So I had never even considered passion fruit a possibility. Passion fruit? In a croissant? Call me a typical French girl, but I was skeptical. But I was wrong. Oh so wrong! The passion fruit was so good. It gave the traditional French breakfast item an exotic kick and I liked it. I liked it so much, I secretly wanted to dip it into my cup of coffee. Next time I’m doing it. And I’m also going back for the pates de fruits and the financier that remind me of after-school snacks in France. — Hélène Goupil
Puerto Alegre at 546 Valencia St. It was my first time eating here after hearing so many great reviews; I ordered a carne asada burrito and hate to say I was disappointed. The meat felt really dry, and overall it wasn’t as flavorful as other burritos I’ve had in the Misson. The house margaritas, however, were delicious! — Lisette Mejia
Hummus plate, kefta, marinated olives and a really nice beet salad at Progressive Grounds, 21st and Bryant. Good coffee shop, and it serves a nice dinner at a reasonable price. The menu is Mediterranean tapas, pizzas and salads. Super-friendly staff. – Hannah Chavez
The Crepe House. I had a Mediterranean crepe (cheddar cheese, onions, tomatoes, black olives, feta, roasted red peppers, avocado and artichokes). I have to say that it wasn’t at all delicious nor very artichokey. Luckily for the crepe I was hungry enough, so I devoured it along with the side salad and potatoes that come with it (which were my favorites: greasy and salty). A bit expensive, but I guess that’s a typical lunch on Valencia Street… ($13 total with a cup of coffee and tip included). — Andrea Valencia