A Temptress Named Miette
I can’t resist a wonderful French macaron.
Nor a fabulous cupcake, salted caramels, gingersnap cookies or imported European chocolates.
The three-year-old candy shop, sister to the Miette bake shop in San Francisco’s bustling Ferry Building, is filled with all of that, plus everything else a sweet tooth could want.
Done up in girly pastel colors, the shop, whose name means “little crumb” in French, features a small assortment of signature baked goods at the counter, including chocolate vanilla cupcakes ($3.25), chocolate cakes with Italian meringue ($24), and chocolate sables topped with sea salt ($5 for a small bag).
The rest of the store is devoted to candy of every sort imaginable — jars of imported licorices, nougats, flower-petal lollipops, malt balls, chocolates, and my downfall — gummi cola bottles as big as my palm.
For a real treat, try the cotton candy that’s made to order in such inventive flavors as lemon verbena.
Miette will bring out the kid in anyone.