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“Fabulous”
Review of Bread & CIE

Bread & CIE
Ranked #7 of 79 Bakeries in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

If you love bread as much as I do...! You can eat at the cafe, but you'll find their bread at grocery stores such as Ralph's, which is where I bought a loaf a day for three weeks. Flavorful, divine texture, great crust.

Visited November 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Tasty baked treats”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Patronized the bakery four times during a visit to San Diego, three breakfasts and an afternoon treat. Five of the six baked items we had for breakfasts that were based on a dough were scrumptious. Probably the best was the bear claw, though the almond croissant, cinnamon bun, raisin swirl bun, and apple strudel were great as well. The coconut macaroon treat was good, but not excellent, not overly sweet but also not as flavorful as expected. The slice of a roll stuffed with chocolate of some sort and the peanut butter cookie treat coated with chocolate were both rather ordinary.

  • Visited November 2013
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Bonita, California
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Busy bakery and great selections!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Stopped for a quick lunch. Great sandwich selection and plenty of baked goodies. Excellent sandwiches, tasty croissants and scones. Very comfortable and casual. The vast number of goodies we didn't try looked delicious and were extremely tempting! Breakfast menu available.

  • Visited October 2013
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Barnoldswick, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great blend of bakery and bistro that you never want to leave.”
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

It's 6 years since I was fortunate enough to be in San Diego and I was looking forward to my visit to Bread & Cie, Hillcrest for lunch. Luckily for me it hadn't changed. It was as great as ever. It was my last day and we went in for an early lunch. The choice of sandwiches is amazing. After all they are the best bakery in SD. The atmosphere us relaxed and you don't feel rushed. The 1 hour free parking is the only thing that pushes you to leave. I don't eat dessert much at a lunchtime, but it was too tempting and the apple pie was delicious. Don't miss out if you are in town.

  • Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Great place for Bread, sandwiches and soup”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

The is a very nice place in the middle of Hillcrest in San Diego. The food is always hot and fresh as is their awesome bread. The pastry selection is one of the finest, the go so well with their hot fresh tasty coffee. Service is a walk up counter and then delivered to your table. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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