Sometimes in the midst of all your shopping along downtown La Jolla, hiking at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, or long hours at the beach, you need to stop in somewhere for a sweet treat. No matter where you are in the country, a bakery provides not just delightful pastries but a lovely, soothing atmosphere that everyone can enjoy, whether traveling alone or with the whole family. But much like the rest of our independent businesses, we’re very proud of our bakeries in La Jolla, and rightly so. Here are a few of our favorite La Jolla bakeries.
If you’re shopping or strolling along downtown, Girard Gourmet is the perfect stop, placed right there along Girard Avenue in the middle of all the action. Girard Gourmet is a cafe, deli, and bakery, serving delicious sandwiches and coffee as well as freshly baked cookies, croissants and muffins. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg here. What attracts many people to Girard Gourmet is their commitment to fresh, local produce, as well as fresh bakes. This is a charming stop that screams local and has a wide variety of options.
If you’re a fan of Food Network, you may have already heard of Sugar & Scribe, headed by Food Network Champion Chef Maeve. This bakery is charming from the name to the adorable indoor dining space to the dog friendly patio outside. You can find all the classics — cakes, pastries, cookies, all with a warm cup of coffee and likely a unique twist of some kind. If you’re planning on staying in town for any amount of time, Sugar & Scribe also offers catering.
The cute name and clever alliteration already draws visitors in from afar, but the bagels are nothing to sneeze at. This is a no-frills sort of bakery, but it’s the perfect place to get a good cup of coffee and a bagel in the middle of your busy day, which can be as important as the places that are appreciated for their ambiance. Busy Bee’s is beloved by tourists and locals alike.
While Brick and Bell is technically considered a cafe, but it’s also known for its baked goods, like bread loaves and fresh pastries. There are also a number of gluten free options so that everyone can enjoy Brick and Bell. This is a beloved spot for its patio seating, as well as the calming cafe garden. If you want a place that has a sense of ambiance, you’ll love Brick and Bell. And if you’re looking for something to drink other than coffee, fear not. Try their fresh fruit smoothies for a refreshing but healthy taste of something different.
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ve come to the right place in La Jolla, California. You may even be able to enjoy fresh baked goods from your own bed and breakfast when you stay with the Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla. Book your room today, and don’t forget that when you book direct, we’ll price match you and even throw in an