Amy Brown, who was Nopa's pastry chef for five years and the brains behind everything from its perfect burger buns to its absurdly delicious custard French toast, left the restaurant back in June to pursue her own projects (she was replaced by former assistant Anna Lee). Now Brown has returned with a pop-up, Marla Bakery, alongside her fiance (and Wise Sons Deli alum) Joe Wolf. After launching at New Taste Marketplace earlier this month, they'll be at the Mission Community Market on Thursday, with treats like tarte tatin, dark chocolate chunk cookies, and "Marla buns" (a.k.a. morning buns). For the holiday season, Marla will also be offering two traditional holiday breads: Italian panettone and German stollen. Those who'd rather skip the sweets can pick up a jar of Brown and Wolf's homemade beer cheese, accompanied by some whey crackers.
In addition to the MCM, Marla's treats are available at Wrecking Ball Coffee in Russian Hill. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter to see where else they're popping up. Brown and Wolf mentioned to Tablehopper earlier this year that they were looking for a cafe space in the Outer Richmond, so they may soon have a permanent home.