Devil’s Teeth Bakery seeks spot on Noriega Street
UPDATE: Passman told the Bulletin that the commission voted to grant her permit.
“Devil’s Teeth.” One thought that may come to mind is the cruelly grinning visage of Old Scratch. Or, for those who know “Devil’s Teeth” as a nickname for the Farallones, the chain of islands west of Ocean Beach visible on clear days, it may conjure the sound of screeching seabirds, the scent of salt water, and thoughts of hungry sharks the size of station wagons. Either way, it’s not a term likely to match with cookies, cakes and pies – yet.
That could change early next year with the planned opening of Devil’s Teeth Bakery on Noriega Street.
“The Farallones are gorgeous,” said Hilary Passman, who is seeking the go-ahead for her bakery from the San Francisco Planning Commission on Thursday. “I can see them from my house.”
Passman, who said she lives in the Outer Sunset, settled on the name in honor of the Farallones – but added that it doesn’t hurt that “Devil’s Teeth” may make people think of their sweet tooth, too.
If the Planning Commission approves her permit application Thursday, Passman said, she hopes to open shop in January at 3876-3878 Noriega St., the former site of Sunshine Dog Grooming and Spa. She expects to employ four people at the bakery.
Devil’s Teeth Bakery will sell coffee as well as baked goods such as cakes, cookies, muffins and scones. Passman said she also plans to sell breakfast sandwiches, “great sourdough bread I’m making with my own starter,” and lunch fare such as soup and salad.
“I’m going to have beignet Sundays,” she added.
Devil’s Teeth will have limited seating inside, but Passman said she hopes to have some sidewalk seating in the future to take advantage of the southern exposure of the storefront, which is adjacent to a church and a few doors away from a surfboard shop.
Passman said she’s looking forward to being part of the outer Noriega Street neighborhood.
“Those couple blocks there, they’re kind of having a resurgence,” she said. “It’s a real community.”
According to Planning Department documents, the department is not aware of any neighborhood opposition to the bakery.
The Planning Commission meets at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 in Room 400 at City Hall.
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