Measuring 5,000 square feet, the Tartine Manufactory occupies a big chunk of the Health Ceramics factory at the intersection of 18th and Alabama. Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine collaborated to create a space that incorporates craftsmanship with a one-stop shop for all your food needs. With seating for 100 people, the manufactory aims to turn the focus back to the artisans behind the food. According to Vinny Eng, Tartine’s wine director, ‘Part of the experience and part of the joy that comes with supporting an artisan is seeing the artisan at work. What Chad and Liz really wanted to do, and what this space really affords us, is the opportunity to find more ways to humanize the work, more ways for our staff who think and make and touch the food can have more unplanned interactions with people who are literally receiving the products.’
The first stop for Tartine lovers should be, of course, the bakery. The bakery space has expanded exponentially from the original location, incorporating a variety of higher-tech bakery equipment. The best news for bread lovers? Instead of producing bread once a day, the manufactory will be baking two or three times a day, offering up fresh goods all day. The bakery’s offerings will include pastries, waffles, donuts, sandwiches, bread loaves, grain bowls, salads, pizza, porchetta, and roast chicken.
Next stop: the coffee manufactory. Rather than stocking beans from an outside sources, Tartine made the move to begin sourcing and roasting its own coffee beans in Berkeley. The coffee counter will aim to provide quality drip coffee and espresso drinks in the simplest manner possible. Beans will be available by the bag, and Rare Tea Company teas will be available for all your herbal needs.
Next, the restaurant-bar combo is the perfect spot to grab a meal at any time of day. There will be options made-to-order or pre-prepared if you’re in a hurry. According to chef Sam Goinsalvos, ‘It’s bread-centric. Food that goes great with bread. California cuisine, with some Southern sensibilities, and New York swagger.’ The bar will be open starting midday, offering beer, wine, low-proof cocktails, and more. Heads up: dinner is not yet being served. Check back on the website to see when dinner will be open.
Last but not least, guests will soon be able to stop by Tartine Cookies and Cream, an ice cream shop in the corner of the manufactory. Expect high-quality ice creams, including soft serve, gelato, ice cream cakes and pies, ice cream sandwiches, and ice cream pops.