Jane the Bakery....that's a wrap(up)! Plus one.
I think the one good thing about bakeries is you don't necessarily have to try everything in sitting. Their very nature allows me to go multiple times and snack on an assortment of baked goodies. Yes, I know, just an excuse to eat more pastries but that's me, what am I gonna do? I can also spread it out over a number of posts to whet your appetite too, in case you want to stop by and try them. Jane the Bakery, their new-ish outpost on Geary Blvd, was one of those spots I made it by several times to see what they got. Sure, it's carb loading, but I'll just run a few extra miles next time I get around to running!
The quiche was a treat and only $5 a slice. Flakey, buttery crust, almost creamy like eggs, crispy layer of cheese. Not sure what more you could want. Well, you could add a side salad for about $4 and make it a complete meal. Still, that is less than many sandwiches around this town.
Yeah, this wasn't exactly my fave, probably should have gone with the regular chocolate chip cookie, but it is a regular menu item so I guess it is popular. For me it was a little too thin and the melted marshmallow made it sticky chewy. The flakes also got lost. It was pretty big though and only $2.50. You'd definitely get your sugar fill.
The chocolate brioche for $4.50 was a real winner. A deep fried donut filled with chocolate pudding people, how could you go wrong. Maybe not for everyone but definitely for me. It's bigger than you think and the chocolate is no overly sweet, the sugar on the outside makes up for that. All over, a really yummy donut--sorry, brioche.
Eh, the croissant part was mostly fine, but it only had the barest of provolone cheese and sausage inside. Assuredly not enough to get some in every bite. At $5 a pop I was underwhelmed a bit, though I seem to have found it is kind of the thing for croissants to be low on filling. I'd take a pass next time and get something else.
And now we are back to the good stuff! For $5, the salted caramel twist is chock full of sweet and salty plus it has some cute little balls of chocolate crunchiness to add flavor in the mix. It is big enough for two to share, but I'm not a sharer usually when it comes to sweet pastries. Best to just get your own.
Here's a little extra savory I'm throwing in. They do a daily flatbread for $5 and I couldn't pass up something all cheesy and bready. It is pretty much a focaccia type bread with a layer of mixed cheese on top. A decent sized slice for sure, much like a slice of pizza you could get, though maybe a little bigger. It is better heated up which they will do for you there. Pillowy and airy dough with some sharp cheese, it really is their version of pizza. Bread is what they so you won't go wrong getting this or one of their various other flatbreads of the day.
I think like most all encompassing bakeries, Jane the Bakery has some hits and a few minor misses, though the former outweighs the latter in this case. The sweets and the savory are both well worth attention and most likely the hardest part will be choosing what you would like to try. But as I said above, that is the good thing about bakeries, you can make as many visits as you like to try as many different things as you want. Then again, you could just go the full on carbo load gut buster and get on of everything. Considering how I have eaten of some places in the past, you will get absolute no judgement from me, just silent admiration for your foodie enthusiasm.