Come here on the weekends by 9am there is already a very long line for cruffins and there is a limit 2 cruffins per person. Be prepared to splurge yourself.
If you want to skip the long line (which mean skip cruffins for another time), head of the shorter line for other baked goodies - Bread Puddings, savory danishes: Artichoke, bacon, grilled onions, and mushroom, Ferrero Rocher Choux Bomb, donuts and many more.
Is it safe in the neighborhood of Lower Nob Hill? Yes! Even though it is a few blocks from the Tenderloin. The funny part is that, literally around the corner is my old apartment.
For my friends who used to live in this part of the town. Come back and hit the morning with a nice stroll around town and wait in line for your cruffins. It sure brings back many good old memories.