Tag Archive: CA dessert reviews

Jun 22

Chocolate and Hazelnut Gelato at Buon Appetito, San Diego

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In the heart of San Diego’s little Italy sits Bon Appetito restaurant. This lovely little bistro came highly recommended from a few locals and several websites. It has been a staple in the area for quite some time and also owns a lovely market next door. I had the meat lasagna which was quite good. …

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Jun 21

Pannikin Coffee and Tea in Encinitas, CA

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We were told by a local named Al not to miss this wonderful place on our way down the coast headed towards San Diego. It is a coffee shop, bakery, and cafe all rolled into one. Of course I was interested in the bakery part! Pannikin is housed in a quaint old Victorian house and …

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Jun 20

Truffle Dipped-Chocolate Mousse Filled-Chocolate Cupcake from It’s All About the Cake Bakery

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Its “All About The Cake” bakery in Dana Point, CA is a 12 year old family owned establishment. In combination with their eatery, “What a Dish” they have created a restaurant/bakery that utilizes an organic farm-to-table concept using locally grown ingredients when available. The restaurant serves healthy fair such as soups, salads, quiches, and sandwiches. …

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Jun 19

Crunchy Butterscotch Chocolate Cake at Pelican Hill Resort

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Located in Newport Beach, CA, the Pelican Hill Resort is a beautiful place located in the hills just above the Pacific Ocean. The coliseum restaurant on property provides good food with breathtaking views of their spactular golf course and the ocean. The manager Lauren was very helpful guiding us threw our culinary journey here. She …

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Jun 17

Canters Bakery in Los Angeles

7 stars

A fixture in Los Angeles, CA, Canters Bakery has been serving up luscious goodies since 1931. The outside facade is painted with a collage-style mural depicting Jewish history in Los Angeles from 1841-1985. If you worship desserts like I do then this is your temple. It’s a busy New York style bakery, not a fancy …

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Jun 16

C’est La Vie Bakery in Laguna Beach, CA

4 stars

C’est La Vie Bakery is a restaurant/bakery in Laguna Beach, CA that has a nice small but attractive dessert display case. It is in the tourist section of town, near the beach. A nice young man named Gabriel served us. He has worked here for only a few months and said none of the ingredients …

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Jun 16

Diamond Bakery Chocolate Racetrack Babka

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The Diamond Bakery in Los Angeles, CA has been a fixture of the Fairfax food scene for over 30 years. It is not a large or fancy establishment with a more mom-and-pop 70’s feel than some of the newer more hip present day bakery’s. I was served by a wonderful lady named Gloria who has …

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