Lovely fragrant honey permeates the 10 ethereal layers of honey cake and honey buttercream stacked high at 20th Century Cafe in San Francisco.
Not surprisingly, it’s the top-selling treat there.
That’s Pastry Chef-Proprietor Michelle Polzine hard at work, assembling a fresh one, layer by delicate layer.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit Polizine’s charming Central European cafe, there’s no time like now, especially with Mother’s Day around the corner. After all, what better way to spoil Mom on her special day than with some impeccable baked goods?
Fortunately, San Francisco has seen a boomlet in top-notch pastry shops opening up in the past two years. Besides 20th Century Cafe, here are four others worth checking out: B. Patisserie, Craftsman and Wolves, Tout Sweet, and Le Marais.