SFoodie could be forgiven for walking by the Outer Sunset's Devil's Teeth Baking Company and not even realizing it was open. Barely two weeks old, the storefront still lacks a proper awning, and the only signage is an 8 ½-X-11 sheet of printer paper taped to the window. Once we stepped inside however, it was clear that Devil's Teeth is already a very busy neighborhood hangout.
Hugs and hellos awaited just about everyone who ventured in; moms presided over a Blue Bottle coffee klatsch, showing off the local elementary school's fundraising prowess; and at 8:30 on a sunny weekday morning, the muffins were already sold out. That sad news digested, we snagged a spot at the wooden counter, inhaled the salty ocean air, and dug into breakfast.
The breakfast sandwich ($5) is an instant signature item (it, too, sold out, but not before we could order). Two slices of crispy Daily's bacon lay atop a mound of perfectly cooked soft scrambled eggs and a slice of mild cheddar, all encased in a salty, buttery biscuit that didn't fall apart. A square of carrot cake ($3) was exceedingly moist, studded with shreds of real carrot and, thankfully, no rock-hard raisins. A layer of luscious cream cheese frosting added just a hint of sweetness.
SFoodie grew up eating Hostess coffee cakes (now made by Drake's) and the cinnamon-dusted version here ($2) transported us to the backseat of mom's car on the way to kindergarten. We didn't even miss the preservatives and corn syrup.
A glance at the menu board had us already plotting our next trip west. Sunday is beignet day so that's a sure visit, and we mentally planned a lunchtime trip after spotting deep pans of lasagna (slices are only five bucks).
Awnings are overrated anyway.
Devil's Teeth Baking Company: 3876 Noriega (at 46th Ave.); no phone number listed.