Elizabeth Falkner's Citizen Cake

I make "lists" of places that we must eat or get a drink at according to the city that they are in. Now being that it is San Francisco, there are so many places on that list, and it may take us many visits to accomplish all of them. Returning to San Francisco is most definitely in our future plans, and of course you have to start somewhere right? Elizabeth Falkner's Citizen Cake is one that we decided to check off our list this time around. Now checking it off doesn't mean we won't be back. I have been craving the Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart, ever since we left. I also loved the interior of the building. The exposed brick and lighting really make it such an inviting atmosphere.

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcake

My husband chose the Pineapple Upside Down Cupcake. We had seen this cupcake on Food Network's "The best thing I ever ate", and I am pretty sure he knew that that is what he wanted before we even got there. The fluffy cake with the sweet pineapple bits on the bottom is so delightful. The frosting ties the whole cupcake together, and rather than sweet, it was more of a tropical treat.

Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

I normally use a fork and knife to eat pastries this size, but I actually just picked it up and bit into it like no one was watching. The first thing that I loved was the textures in that bite. You bite right through the crust of the tart which is buttery and crunchy, and then you run right into this salty and gooey caramel. Not to mention the incredibly rich chocolate that covers the whole tart. Sweet and salty combinations are one of my favorite things when it comes to sweets. Okay, maybe not only sweets, it's a great combination with anything! In general, I am more into savory flavors, but this tart is a sweet treat that I could eat again..and well...again.

Citizen Cake 2125 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA