If you’ve never spoiled yourself on Russian pastries – you best be doing it soon. I recommend the next time you wanna let yourself splurge, to check out Cinderella Bakery on Clement Street. You most likely won’t be able to pronounce half of them, but just read the translations and the bottom, to see what these amazing buns are filled with. Luckily I was with a Ukrainian friend who advised me about what to get.
The most popular items are definitely the piroskis, which are fried buns filled with beef and cheese, potatoes, mushrooms or cabbage. The poppy seed hametashin is also a traditional delight. Someone told me not to eat one the day before a drug test! Ha ha. These other sweet shortbread pastries filled with raspberry, apricot or prune jam are my favorite. Cinderella also makes their own rye breads and cakes. You can also order other Russian inspired dishes for lunch and dinner.
Hours: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon -Fri / 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat-Sun
436 Balboa St (between 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.)