San Francisco: Mara's Italian Pastries

While we were walking through Little Italy, AF and I came across this little shop:

We swore that we would come back after dinner for dessert.  I mean, how could anyone resist this spread in the window?:

There were even more goodies inside:

AF and I took forever to decide on what we wanted, but we finally picked profiteroles:

And a cinnamon crisp:

Unfortunately, the pastries looked a lot better than they tasted.  We were totally deceived!

I took one bite of the profiterole and just stopped dead.  There was so much alcohol in the cream filling that I couldn't take another bite.  AF ended up scraping off the cream and eating the pastry parts.

As for the cinnamon crisp, it would have been quite delicious had it been fresh.  Instead, it was super stale and very disappointing.

Sigh...Mara's Italian Pastries really looked like it had a lot of potential.  Maybe it would've been a different story if we had gone early in the morning when the first batch came out...

Mara's Italian Pastries
503 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 397-9435


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