After five successful years at her first brick-and-mortar location in San Anselmo, pastry chef and founder Heather Hardcastle is hoping to replicate the formula in downtown Mill Valley. The new Flour Craft Bakery location — situated in the freshly renovated Mill Valley Lumber Yard — is a lofty, light-filled barn that serves distinct beverages like a turmeric latte alongside breakfast items, salads, an assortment of scones and other pastries. Hardcastle’s goods are already a thing of lore, converting even the staunchest holdouts into fans of the often-derided wheat-free fare. Along with Wi-Fi and a generous outdoor area complete with a space for games of cornhole, it’s an ideal spot for the laptop group and parents alike.
WHO Heather Hardcastle of Flour Craft Bakery
WHAT Popular San Anselmo bakery opens a second location
WHERE 129 Miller Avenue, 415.384.8244
This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition under the headline: “Gluten-Free Glory.”