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Beard Papa's SD - National City

epicureous eggplant Jul 24, 2008 07:34 AM

You can find Beard Papa's cream puffs in the new foodcourt at Westfield Plaza Bonita mall.
It was my job to pick up some desserts for some people visiting from out of town, and I thought this was a good time to give Beard Papa's a try. These are huge cream puffs filled (overly stuffed) with vanilla or chocolate cream. The vanilla cream was very light and the chocolate was alot sweeter. There was a comment made about the vanilla that you could taste the condensed milk.

Although I don't have a tremendous sweet tooth, but I wanted to give these cream puffs a try. They're not something I would keep going back for, but for you cream puff lovers out there, I just wanted to give you all a heads up!
Go and get your Beard Papa's Fresh n' Natural Cream Puffs!!! :)


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  1. kare_raisu RE: epicureous eggplant Jul 24, 2008 08:51 PM

    Do you know if they have green tea?

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      epicureous eggplant RE: kare_raisu Jul 25, 2008 06:59 AM

      I was in a rush the day I went, but it seems the only things on the menu right now are the two different flavored puffs, and the green tea!

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        KirkK RE: kare_raisu Jul 25, 2008 11:18 AM

        Per the Young Man running the booth - they have 2 flavors available each day. The vanilla and the "flavor of the day". On the day I went it was chocolate, but they do offer green tea.


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        epicureous eggplant RE: epicureous eggplant Aug 12, 2008 07:44 AM

        Over the weekend Beard Papa's had three different creme puff flavors. They were strawberry, green tea, and vanilla. I was at the mall last night and this weeks offerings will be strawberry, coffee, and vanilla. The coffee had a nice mocha taste and not too sweet. The strawberry was is my favorite. Strawberries are mixed in with the light, creamy, fluffy filling. It had the perfect sweetness for me. The pastry shell itself was a lot tastier to me this time. They have a boba milk tea, and a green tea milk tea. The sample of the green tea milk tea was good, again not too sweet for me. They'll have a pumpkin creme puff in October/November for the season.

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          epicureous eggplant RE: epicureous eggplant Jun 11, 2009 08:58 AM

          Beard Papa's has closed.

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            Ewilensky RE: epicureous eggplant Jun 11, 2009 09:18 AM

            Sad news. But I thought Plaza Bonita was an odd location -- Clairmont Mesa would've surely been better.

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              cookieshoes RE: epicureous eggplant Jun 11, 2009 01:24 PM

              Man. That one hurts.

              One of those nice little "every once in awhile" type places. Perhaps the only reason to visit Plaza Bonita mall. And the chocolatier next door makes great choco/coffee drinks that paired really nicely with the puffs.

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