We are temporarily closed & sheltering in-place

Bonjour, San Francisco! We are Danel and David de Betelu, owners of the neighborhood French restaurant Baker Street Bistro in Cow Hollow. Inspired by our own European tea salon experiences, we founded Maison Danel, our dream Pâtisserie, Viennoiserie, and Salon de Thé, as a destination to enjoy beautiful pastries, authentic French cuisine, and fine teas and locally roasted coffee in an elegant salon setting.

Coronavirus Update

Chers amis, for the safety of our team and our community, we have made the decision to close Maison Danel temporarily. Like you, we have been taking things one day at a time while monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We will continue to assess week by week in hopes that we will be able to re-open soon. Join our email list to get the latest updates.

How to Support Us or Baker Street Bistro

Please consider purchasing an eGift Card, which we are offering at a discount as part of the #supportrestaurants Dining Bond initiative. Use the code "bonjour10" for 10% off $20 or more. Use the code "merci20" to receive 20% off $100 or more.

To support our sister restaurant Baker Street Bistro with a Gift Certificate, follow the same link to purchase an eGift Card. At the checkout page, put bonjour@bakerstreetbistro.com as the recipient email. In the message, please make a note where you'd like to mail the Gift Certificate and we will be happy to convert and process for you. Merci!


"Best Dishes Eater Editors Ate This Week"

It’s not every day of the week you get invited to a croissant party. Maison Danel, a sparkly new patisserie and salon de thé, invited a few friends in for Champagne and snacks in anticipation of their opening next Tuesday. It’s my favorite kind of party: They rolled out every type of croissant, from chocolate twists and raisin snails to ham and cheese and smoked salmon. Dear reader, I ate them all, and in this croissant lover’s humble opinion, they were classic. While a Tartine croissant is incredibly dark and shatters on impact, and an Arsicault croissant is an epic butter bomb, in contrast, these were blonde and crisp, with a honeycomb interior and a clean taste of butter. 1030 Polk Street — Becky Duffett, reporter
Eater SF (February 14, 2020)

"Maison Danel brings the Afternoon Tea Experience to San Francisco, along with a Wealth of Croissants"

The scene at the newly opened Maison Danel in San Francisco seems almost ripped out of a European travel guide: a gleaming, showstopping chandelier hangs over pastry cases packed with madeleines, pain aux raisins and croissants of all kinds, as three-tiered stands of pastries and finger sandwiches adorn the tables that draw diners in for afternoon tea.

Full story on SF Gate (February 20, 2020)

"The Très Charmant Maison Danel" 

Hey, Polk Street, you’ve got a couple cute new spots on your drag! Who knew a former sex shop and smoke shop would transform into the très charmant Maison Danel, a French-style salon de thé (tea salon) and patisserie? There are exposed brick walls, tiled floors, a cobalt blue tufted banquette, upholstered Louis-style chairs that encourage you to sit and linger, a huge sparkling chandelier, and lots of natural light. The classic style is well-appointed and welcoming, without being too fussy.

It’s from husbands Danel and David de Betelu (the owners of Baker Street Bistro), who have wanted to open a pâtisserie/tea salon for years, and have brought on pastry chef Adrien Chabot, fresh from Paris. The extensive pastry case is full of viennoiserie—from all kinds of croissants to chausson aux pommes (apple turnover)—while the pâtisserie options include delicate macarons that actually made me like them again, tartes, and a version of pot de crème made with milk (pot de lait) that was lighter and lovely. I look forward to trying Chabot’s Saint Honoré. You can also have items packed up in cute boxes—perfect host gifts.

Full story on tablehopper (February 25, 2019)

"Maison Danel Swings Open with a Sparkling Array of French Pastries" 

The new patisserie and tea salon opens next week with croissants, macarons, afternoon tea, and more
Full story on Eater SF (February 10, 2020)

"Maison Danel channels Parisian Tea Salons in San Francisco"

. . . a new destination for all sorts of viennoiseries, tarts and macarons, along with full afternoon tea service as well as breakfast and lunch.

It’s a lot to offer, but owners and husbands Danel and David de Betelu are steadfast in their vision: to create a Parisian-style tea salon with classic French elegance, both in the food and the presentation.

Full story on SF Chronicle (February 17, 2020)

"New Parisian-Style Tea Salon Promises Elegant Pastries for Polk Street" 

Maison Danel will be offering croissants, macarons, and afternoon tea in a stylish setting
Full story on Eater SF (December 13, 2019)

Let's stay in touch! 

  • Follow our journey on Instagram and Facebook
  • Join our email list to get updates, like special events, new pastries, and changes to our menus
  • Looking for a romantic dinner? Join us in our cozy dining room at Baker Street Bistro for the best of classic French cuisine (Note: Baker Street Bistro is also temporarily closed)

Contact Us

Have a press inquiry? Let's talk! Please contact Lauren Eastman at Issima! PR. 

Interested in exclusive blogger or influencer events? We'd love to hear from you! Please reach out to Emily Martin Communications & Events. 

Want to join our team? We are hiring bakers, cooks, waitstaff, baristas, cashiers, and more! Send us your resumé. 

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