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Sugar & Scribe Bakery

1420 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)
(858) 274-1733 ‎
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Ranked #507 of 4,122 Restaurants in San Diego
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

There were five us and we all tried something different. Not a one was a disappointment. I love trying new bakeries and am so glad we didn't pass this one by. I wish I could have tried everything I wanted to, but I'd still be there.

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Orlando, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This was recommended to me by a former guest of mine when I was a Concierge in Maine. From the outside it looks like the cutest cupcake and sweets shop, but also boasts some amazing breakfast. On the owner's recommended, I had the bacon, sunny side up egg and three cheese croissant with arugala. It was a a purely scrumptious... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Staying at the Crystal Pier, we walked to the bakery to buy my 'Birthday' cake. We selected 3 regular cupcakes and we selected several of the minis. The cake was moist, flavors are intense and the icing was very good. I believe these cupcakes are better than the 'over rated' Sprinkles'. I would definitely make a special stop to buy... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stopped at this beautifully decorated bakery, cafe style. I felt I was in a small town bakery, the (forgot her name-sorry) owner/baker comes from a long line of bakers from Ireland. The pictures on the wall give you an idea that this is done as an art. We had not tasted our purchases but on our drive back home... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My wife and i went to this place based on a recommendation from the owner of the house we are renting in Mission Beach. The first time, we stopped by for pastries with coffee and tea. The second time was to pick up some of great looking cup cakes we saw for dessert with friends.... We have now lost count!... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This place is nothing but sugary homemade deliciousness! We just happened to walk by this place while we were on vacation and I'm so glad we did! The owner was very nice and even made sure to tell us how great the fresh scones would be if we popped them in the microwave (and they were!). My favorite were the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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141 reviews 141 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012 via mobile

I had driven by many a time and finally decided to try them when the occasion arose for my son's birthday. They did an adorable Cars-themed cake. It was fantastic -- triple-layer lemon with raspberry in between plus buttercream frosting. When I came in to pick it up a) they were super friendly and b) I realized I must return... More 

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Sacramento, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012 via mobile

Upon our arrival in Pacific Beach for our month long stay, I walked Garnet Ave to see what business are opened or have closed since our visit a year ago. Sugar and Scribe opened just over a year so I stopped in to check out the goodies. OMG, I made 4 trips there within my first two weeks. Pear and... More 

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Valley Mills, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I visited this place first with my husband and kids and then a couple of days later with my mom. The cupcakes are delicious!!! I had the ginger spice cupcake. My husband and son has the chocolate chocolate chip and daughter had the red velvet. I tried those too and they were equally as yummy as my own. My husband... More 

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Truman MN
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011 via mobile

Great place, opens at ten most days. Great homemade pastries, carrot cake, muffins. A little hard to find but drive around the block. Parking in the back too! Found this by accident. Enjoy!

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Additional Information about Sugar & Scribe Bakery

Address: 1420 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: (858) 274-1733 ‎
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Cuisine: American

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