I was on a quest to pick up la boulange's brioche loaf for a recipe Friday after work. There's quite a few locations now and I suppose you can say walking distance from my work...but when you're tired, it may seem a long distance.
This is the Market St. location and they stopped selling the brioche loaf there. I walked another 10 minutes to the California St. location and found it there. The California St. bakery/cafe is really big and kind of in the heart of the finanacial district. If I worked closer I would probably lunch there a lot.
A few extras that I bought besides the brioche loaf.
I made french toast baked in muffin tins with sausage the following day. I used the brioche loaf and it came out really good. The kids loved it.
Here's a close-up of the baked french toast. Served with fresh fruit, warm syrup, and powdered sugar.