Yes, La Boulangerie is a mini chain around SF. But it’s also one of our go-tos for a satisfying, healthy-ish breakfast or lunch when we want don’t want to dress up or start drinking first thing in the morning. The rolled oats and smoked salmon toast are the move at breakfast and the grain bowl and croque monsieur are your best bets at lunch. They also have a few outdoor tables that are great for people watching, and determining what shoes/socks/shirt brands are taking over the podcast advertising game.
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