Last time when I did a playdate with Taylor and Elodie over at Bumble in Los Altos, I had every intention to check out this fine bakery, Voyageur du Temp. It was literally a block down from our playdate, but because our playdate cut into Hadley’s nap time and I also had to pick up Hayden from school, I had to head back into the city.
I was really bummed because I heard so many great things about this place. So two weekends ago, I took the kids and husband back to Bumble for lunch. We love it there, such a good spot for kids and grown-ups! And afterwards, I was able to finally pay Voyageur du Temp a visit.
The moment you walk in, you can see the chefs making bread and pastries through a big glass window. The pastries at the counter looked really pretty and enticing too. Some even looked too pretty to eat, but whatever! :) I had no idea they offer a full breakfast and lunch menu as well. If I had known, I would’ve loved trying their food too. I guess there’s always next time.
I think what I love most of course is the modern French design. It just feels right to me and if this was located near where I live, you’ll probably find me there everyday. I think the closest to what we have in SF is probably b. Patisserie, where I had a playdate with Helen and Marni. That place is also always packed and their kouign amanns are unbeatable. George and I had to refrain ourselves from going there every weekend. Still, I think SF can use another modern, artisanal bakery like Voyageur du Temp.
Anyway, if you’re in the SF / Bay Area and are looking to spend a nice afternoon, this place is worth the 45 minutes drive! If you’re down to explore some local gems nearby, check out this guide to Downtown Los Altos, it’ll make you want to stop by each shop.
I’ll be heading out to Old Sacramento this weekend with the family. Can’t believe I’ve never been to that part of town even though I’ve lived in SF for over 25 years! It’s historically charming (dated back to the Gold Rush days) and I’m super excited to check it out. Hope you have some fun plans ahead of you too!
See you next week! xo Jeanne
Voyageur du Temp 288 1st St, Los Altos, CA 94022
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