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Bread & CIE

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350 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3031
+1 619-683-9322
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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181 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We loved this bakery in the trendy Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego. We stayed at a B&B nearby and walked to Bread & CIE early each morning for coffee and pastry. The quiche was fresh and creamy and the chocolate croissant with almond paste was my guilty pleasure. Staff is pleasant, quick and helpful and the outdoor seating was nice... More 

Thank Taco42
Perris, California
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180 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorites places for coffee and a little something sweet, but one the weekend they offer a little bet more and on sunday after our son run a 5k we decide to visit, and have a bite, well great decision like always amazing pastries and really good coffee, but we have a really nice surprise for... More 

Thank Cinthya D
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Bread baked on sit before your eyes. Gorgeous rustic pastries and Vienoisserie (corissants, etc.) Their cinnamon buns are "to die for". Soup and everything else made by hand; from scratch. Bistro menu with original sandwiches, salads, etc. made on just-baked bread. Great coffees drinks, a dining patio and...a breakfast pizza (Bacon, eggs, cheese on crispy pizza dough). What more could... More 

Thank Charles K
Yorktown, Virginia
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281 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I had noticed in several restaurants and even in a grocery store signs that said "baked goods from Bread and Cie". So when I happened upon this bakery of course I had to go in. There were many types of freshly baked bread available as well as lots of pastries. From the menu you could order soup, sandwiches,etc. We had... More 

Thank Sabena Y
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The main reason I visited this morning was to try the almond croissant and check out their sandwich menu. The almond croissant wasn't as pretty as some of the others I have had but the taste and texture makes up for it. My first bite was slightly disappointing. I must have ate the only part that didn't have the almond... More 

Thank jhdct
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Loved the fresh baked goods. They offer breakfast and lunch options. They also offer coffee and juice. Loved the quiet and peaceful atmosphere

Thank sjaramillo14
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I have lived in San Diego over 50 years and purchased Bread & Cie loaves at my local grocery store. This was the first time I visited the cafe. The service was disappointing as the cashier was extremely irritated because I asked to add 3 rolls to my ticket while paying. Since they charge 80 cents per very small roll... More 

Thank Pattie491
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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212 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Our son and his girlfriend come here often for coffee and we took their recommendation and Came here for lunch. We ordered two slices of pizza and coffee. Then we HAD to have desert and coffee. The sandwiches that came out of the kitchen looked good and were large. We are not sorry that we ordered the pizza as they... More 

Thank Nonnieandpops
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We’ve been coming to Bread and Cie for years now, and recently I have begun to wonder why? The service of late is hit-and-miss, but more miss. I ordered the Specialty Bread Plate. What I got were the ends of 3 loaves of bread, which were hard, dry crust and my jaw hurt after trying to eat any of it.... More 

Thank Alex W
Huntington CT
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

While walking around Hillcrest the same day as the "Taste of Hillcrest" event, my husband and I decided to forego the tastings and have lunch at Bread & Cie. We wanted to sit and enjoy a nice sandwich. We ordered at the counter from a menu board which included a variety of salads, sandwiches and paninis. My husband chose a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3031
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-683-9322

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?