Price: Cheap/Cheap but not too cheap (because one tends to over order here...)
Service: Pass (although "it's clear your own plates off the table after eating" style)
The Mission is a weird suburb...it's like breaking up Surry Hills' Crown Street and interspersing it randomly within a housing commission but it does have some gems. Tartine is one of these gems. So good that we reorganised the itinerary to enable us to go back 2 days in a row.
Overall: Really good. Possibly better than what you'll find most of the time in Paris (seeing that Paris seems to be overrun with chain stores now, we don't know how the French tolerate this).
Their famous Banana Cream Tart was sold out so on the suggestion of the counter staff we chose the Lemon Tart.
Lemon Tart's custard not as thick as what we're used to in Australia (perhaps again a throw back to the weird ice cream we noticed on the West Coast) but it was still good and just lemony enough, excellent pastry.
Quiche, tasty and fluffy
Since those were good we thought we should also get a croissant as a true test of any patisserie. Again really good, true French style. Buttery, flaky, wholesome.
Got the fairly famous Morning Bun (sugar bread with orange and cinimon) and the famous Banana Cream Tart.
Both were good but could skip the Morning Bun - it wasn't spectacular. Banana Cream Tart was really good (they did this cream well, along with - again - excellent pastry) but if we could only pick one, we'd pick the Lemon Tart (keeping in mind this was 10.30am so maybe a little early for a wad of cream).
We wanted another croissant but thought the cream was enough saturated fat until the next stop.