Fro-yo girl here. Fraiche Yogurt’s first shop outside of Palo Alto is a perfect fit for the stylish Fillmore/Pacific Heights neighborhood. Fraiche’s commitment to being fresh, wholesome and high quality is evident in every aspect of their business.
Fraiche is unique in several ways: they make their own fresh, all natural organic Greek yogurt and frozen yogurt and the toppings (e.g., honey, toasted nuts, fruit purees) are healthier. They’re one of few shops to offer soy frozen yogurt. The fro-yo is hand-blended, artisanal and organic.
They have four flavors of fro-yo a day. Organic natural and organic soy fro-yo are always on hand. The other flavors include pomegranate, pumpkin, Valrhona chocolate, Oreo cookie. I’ve tried all of their fro-yo flavors and my favorites are natural and pumpkin. The soy fro-yo isn’t tangy. It’s quite sweet and icy but not watery. The natural is the cleanest flavor. It leans towards the icy side of the fro-yo spectrum and it tastes like fro-yo. It’s not as sweet as your typical original/plain tart. Unfortunately, they’ve been having machine issues for months and fro-yo texture has suffered. I thought it was a temporary problem but I’m still running into gritty, overly soft fro-yo.
Returning to the toppings, the fruit is always fresh and they have homemade toppings like mochi (the best in town), granola, and a thick, rich chocolate magic shell.
Fro-yo prices: Junior $3.15/ Regular $4/ Large $5.25
In addition to fresh and frozen yogurt, they serve Blue Bottle Coffee, steel cut oatmeal (delicious topped with fro-yo, sounds strange but it works), frittata, restorative beverages (juices, kombucha), and baked goods.
The space is lovely. It’s rustic and farm inspired but at the same time modern and sophisticated. There are black and white pictures of cows and the yogurt making process on the walls and magazines for browsing. Patrons can also enjoy free wi-fi. Spoons and cups are compostable.
They’re open at 7 AM, so you can have fro-yo for breakfast.
You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.
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* FRAICHE YOGURT: 1910 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115