112 year old bakery finally re-opens after summer fire

December 24, 2023 by No Comments

Beloved San Francisco bakery Liguria has triumphantly resumed operations on Tuesday, December 19th, following a summer hiatus caused by a fire. The historic North Beach establishment, synonymous with its golden focaccia and rich heritage, has been a cherished local landmark for over a century.

While the fire temporarily shuttered its doors in August, the spirit of Liguria remained undimmed. Loyal patrons eagerly awaited its return, and the recent reopening was met with jubilant queues stretching down the block. This outpouring of affection underscores the bakery’s deep connection to the city and its enduring legacy.

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The hours of operation have been adapted, with the bakery now open from 7 a.m. to noon. However, Liguria’s dedicated fans are well aware that its irresistible baked goods often inspire early sell-outs, potentially leading to earlier closures. Nevertheless, the joy of savoring Liguria’s legendary focaccia remains a worthwhile pursuit.

Established in 1911, this North Beach bakery is famous for its delicious, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside focaccia, which is baked fresh daily in a vintage coal-fired oven. In addition to their classic focaccia, Liguria Bakery also offers a rotating selection of sweet and savory treats, such as their famous focaccia sandwiches, stuffed with fresh ingredients like pesto, mozzarella, and roasted vegetables.

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