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Craving french toast in San Diego

darkmob Mar 1, 2008 11:29 AM

I've been craving for some wicked french toast these last couple of months. Where in San Diego would you say has the BEST french toast?

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  1. phee RE: darkmob Mar 1, 2008 01:51 PM

    My two favourites are Isabel Cantina in PB or any of the Mission Cafes.

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      dustchick RE: phee Mar 1, 2008 02:29 PM


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        DiningDiva RE: phee Mar 1, 2008 04:00 PM

        I think Isabel Cantina is about the best in town. If you like bananas, the french toast at Cafe One-Three on Park Blvd. is pretty good too and it comes with a banana compote.

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          Alice Q RE: DiningDiva Mar 1, 2008 09:25 PM

          I'm trying to remember if I've had it before - what is Isabel's Cantina's French Toast like?

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            daantaat RE: Alice Q Mar 2, 2008 06:23 PM

            as I recall, thick cut challah (?) with shredded coconut, powdered sugar, raspberry coulis and something else for syrup.

            If anyone is in Vegas, Payard does a to die for pain perdu French toast with sauteed berries and a sauteed banana/Nutella chocolate waffle.

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              Alice Q RE: daantaat Mar 2, 2008 10:07 PM

              I don't think I have tried it then, if I had, based on all of these recommendations it sounds like I'd remember it! :-)

      2. Alice Q RE: darkmob Mar 1, 2008 03:28 PM

        When it's good, the Coast Toast at the Brockton Villa is excellent, but it does vary a bit - still, if I was craving French Toast that's where I'd go.

        I've also had good French Toast a couple of times now at the Cafe on Park. You have to ask for real maple syrup (and pay extra for it) but it's worth it. Call me a snob, but I can't eat pancakes/waffles/french toast without it anymore!

        1. Beach Chick RE: darkmob Mar 1, 2008 04:19 PM

          Mimi's Cafe makes a killer pan perdu that is one of the best out there..imo
          Friends have raved about Isabel Cantina french toast but have not had it..
          I need to go since it really is hard to find a place that does it well.

          1. darkmob RE: darkmob Mar 1, 2008 09:48 PM

            Wow, after some digging on everyone's suggestions, I really want to give Isabel Cantina's coconut french toast a go (assuming its still on the menu)! And cafe on park sounds like it could be really good too! So this means I'll just have to do 2 trips! Thanks for the inputs!

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              DougOLis RE: darkmob Mar 2, 2008 09:40 AM

              Cavaillon's Tahitian Vanilla Bean French Toast with Rasberry Coulis is excellent.

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                Josh RE: DougOLis Mar 3, 2008 01:30 PM

                Sounds like dessert.

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                cstr RE: darkmob Mar 2, 2008 12:28 PM

                Try Isabel Cantina in PB, I also like Broken Yolk in PB, thick cut. Brockton VIlla in LJ has Coast Toast when they're 'on' they're good, but they are not consistant and quite pricey.

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                  P Macias RE: darkmob Mar 3, 2008 10:43 AM

                  3rd Corner has French Toast on their Brunch Menu along with other good stuff..
                  Duck Machaca, Mushroom/Onion Flan, 3rd Corner Benedict, Goat Cheese Omelet.
                  All items $14.95 and served with Con Pana chocolate bread, roasted potatoes and fresh berries. It will be great on the patio when it warms up.

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                    jmags RE: P Macias Mar 4, 2008 12:42 PM

                    what about cafe 222 or cafe chloe? I know 222 has a rediculous pumkin waffle, i would imagine they would have a good french toast as well.

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