This fine bakery across from Mama's Cafe and kitty corner with Washington Square has been at this site in the heart of North Beach for almost 100 years. They make one product, a delicious and renowned focaccia which they sell at a very fair price. They bake a few varieties. My favorites are " pizza" and raisin. They accept cash only. Don't even think about using your credit card. They usually sell out before their closing time and, of course, go home early. Their posted hours, like the stop signs in Rome, are only suggestions. The ladies serving the counter have a long and refined tradition of grumpiness. My adult daughter, who is a loyal customer, can actually get them to smile and be pleasant. However, I haven't the faintest idea how she does it. It's a great place and a true San Francisco tradition.
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