Vive La Tarte / San Francisco

1160 Howard St at 8th St San Francisco 94103
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 08:00 - 17:00

Vive la tarte was founded in 2011 with the intention of providing guests with an extraordinary bakery experience without the usual hassle. It was established by Julie and Arnaud Goethals as a bakery pop-up catering experience servicing the Bay Area. Under the banner of Vive la tarte, the Belgian born duo served scrumptious pastries in all sorts of locations and events, from the back of their vw bus at the Haight Street Farmer’s Market to a thousand people crowd at the SF Design Week. Through the years, the goal was to eventually open a brick and mortar where the ideas of Vive la tarte could be materialized. In May of 2015, Vive la tarte opened its doors in a former printing house located in the historic and vibrant San Francisco neighborhood of South of Market. This is where amazing baked goods are crafted every day in the form of croissants, sourdough focaccia, smashed avo toasts and tarts. A delightful selection of drinks, provided in collaboration with Sightglass Coffee and August Uncommon Tea is also found to pair with the food. The aspiration was to design an experience that was friendly and approachable, serving the neighborhood as a bakery and community space. You can still be pleasantly surprised to find Vive la tarte popping up around town at various events, but it’s in SoMa where wonderful pastries are celebrated everyday.

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Tips from the Net @ Vive La Tarte
Shrutika Sachdev en
Beautiful spacious warehouse converted into a kitchen and coffee shop - Classic SF prices for delicious pastries, toasts and lattes! GooglePlace - February 2018
Alim Virani en
Absolutely stellar food (5 star worthy): Amazingly tasty. The cafe is also a nice open space. However: The cafe is usually VERY crowded with few if any places to sit. They also run out of food very quickly. Not great for groups during busy periods (or after). Much better if you go early with smaller groups. GooglePlace - February 2018
Wajeeha Mahmood en
Airy, open space, very minimalist with some benches, tables and bleacher Step type seating with mats! Had the coconut cold brew, and white truffle mushroom bread- it was delicious! GooglePlace - February 2018
Inés Filgueira en
I really like this place. The place is modern with an industrial look. They serve great food. The only thing is that I've already been here several times and they always run out of croissants! I would like them to do more. GooglePlace - January 2018
Genevieve Brammel en
Strawberry tarte ($6), cauliflower quiche ($6), and chocolate croissant ($3.5?) are to die for. Pricey, but delicious. Coffees weren't bad. Tasty and strong. Want to try all their varieties of pastries.Turned a SoMa warehouse space into bright, airy cafeteria-like dining hall. Sun room for dogs/pets. Seating for single persons and groups. GooglePlace - October 2017