Thursday, April 23, 2009

St. Tropez Bakery

The St. Tropez Bakery and Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you can get a delectable selection of pastries and desserts to go with any meal in any of four locations all over San Diego. I stopped in their Encinitas location and found myself too full to indulge in the gorgeous Napoleons and fruit tarts in the showcase. Tant pis (too bad) but I could always take a Palmier or cookie home, hmmm maybe a couple of croissants for tomorrow's breakfast?

Come for a breakfast of customized omelets, or eggs florentine, made with an English muffin, spinach cream, and two poached eggs topped with Hollandaise sauce ($9.25), or try their French Toast, made with croissants ($5.75) or crepes with everything from plain Nutella ($5.50) to banana and strawberry ($7.50). They even have a special St Tropez Açaí bowl of Açaí with guarana, bananas, mixed berries and a splash of soy milk, topped with granola, almonds, banana slices and fresh strawberries($6.95) or maybe a vegetarian lunch sandwich with Swiss cheese, red onions, artichokes, roasted red bell peppers, cucumbers, tomato, lettuce and garlic aioli ($7.20) or a spinach salad topped with crumbled goat cheese, pears, caramelized pecans with raspberry vinaigrette ($9.25). Of course there are the classic Nicoise or Greek salads too, along with the classic ham and melted swiss on a croisssant ($8.50).

If you just want a pastry and a coffee or a nice cafe meal, this is definitely a better choice than the huge green coffee chain next door; the quality of both the coffee and the food shows that all chains are not equal when it comes to the most important meal of the day; isn't that every meal?

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