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New Bakery in Encinitas

cmhuang Aug 17, 2008 05:24 PM

Just dropping a quick note to say that there is a brand new viennese style bakery in Encinitas. I had just eaten breakfast at St. Germain's, so I wasn't exactly hungry, but I couldn't resist the new bakery sign I spotted on 101. It was fairly busy at 11:30, and it seems like there had been a lot of traffic judging by what was left. All I could muster to get was a chocolate croissant, but it was delicious- light and buttery. The coconut macaroon sample I tried was also delicious. They have a small lunch menu too. It's located on 2nd Street- West of 101 next to the Encinitas Visitor Center.

  1. Enorah Aug 22, 2008 02:20 PM

    We stopped in at Darshan today and had some wonderful treats. We started with a kalamata olive, red and poblano pepper quiche and a tabbouleh salad. Both were delicious - the quiche's crust was buttery (everything there is buttery) and the filling dense and flavorful - the tabbouleh was filled with mint and parsley, onions and tomato pieces - very tasty.

    For dessert we had a pain au chocolat (okay we had 2 pains au chocolat, because the first was so good we needed a second), a blueberry tart thingy, and a couple of macaroons and mini almond croissants. OMGosh!


    Butter lovers unite!

    And the chocolate in the chocolate croissant was really good.

    We sat out in front at their tables on the sidewalk and had a lovely time.

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    1. re: Enorah
      honkman Aug 23, 2008 06:44 PM

      We went to Darshan today after lunch in Encinitas at Honey's Bakery (good sandwichs) and got one plain croissant (he gave us two because he thought they were small which was very nice) and one pain au chocolate. Both were good but not really outstanding.

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      encinitaseater Aug 22, 2008 08:23 AM

      This place was a highlight of the Taste of Mainstreet event last night. Off the beaten path a bit -- it's in a tiny little store front on 2nd Street just behind (west) and around the corner from the Potato Shack -- the pastries were so light and tasty, we will definitely be back. A great add for downtown Encinitas!!

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        Encinitan Aug 20, 2008 02:13 PM

        I had a poppy seed pastry there this morning. I thought it was great. Definitely better than the pastries I've gotten at St. Tropez.

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          encinitaseater Aug 20, 2008 02:44 PM

          Good to know. I'm going to try their sample at the Taste of Mainstreet tomorrow night and probably add it to my breakfast treat rotation, which pretty much consists of VG's Donuts and Honey's.

          1. re: encinitaseater
            Enorah Aug 20, 2008 03:38 PM

            I keep wanting to go but they are only open until 3pm.

            Hours are Tues thru Sun 7am - 3pm

            I'm gonna make it there one of these days.

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          daantaat Aug 18, 2008 05:29 PM

          uh-oh....chocolate croissant...:-)

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          1. re: daantaat
            Enorah Aug 18, 2008 08:44 PM

            I know.........right?

            One of my favorites

            in France - Paine au Chocolat at least once a day

            1. re: Enorah
              daantaat Aug 18, 2008 09:20 PM

              Pearl Bakery in Portland makes a mean pain du chocolat
              Payard in Vegas is also good--nursed that one coming home on the plane!

          2. Enorah Aug 18, 2008 03:39 PM

            You know, there is a new coffee joint in Encinitas as well

            Dollshie's Coffee.

            It is in the strip that El Callejon is in.

            Anyone been?

            1. Enorah Aug 17, 2008 05:30 PM


              Thanks for the yummy news!

              What is the name of it?

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              1. re: Enorah
                cmhuang Aug 17, 2008 10:01 PM

                I didn't catch the name of it unfortunately, and it doesn't come up when I did a search for "encinitas bakery", so it must be pretty new. It's one of the only food places on 2nd street though, so you can't miss it.

                1. re: cmhuang
                  Enorah Aug 18, 2008 08:21 AM

                  I'll check it out this week and report back with a name and exact location. I am assuming it must be near St Germain?

                  1. re: Enorah
                    cmhuang Aug 18, 2008 10:21 AM

                    yes- it's a little north of it though, and a street west.

                    1. re: cmhuang
                      encinitaseater Aug 18, 2008 12:52 PM

                      I'm told it's located in the former yoga studio next to the Encinitas Visitor's Center, which is at 859 2nd Street, between G and H streets. Still haven't heard a name. I plan on rolling down the windows on my car and letting the scent of fresh-baked pastries guide me in!! Thanks for the tip cmhuang.

                      1. re: encinitaseater
                        Enorah Aug 18, 2008 01:08 PM

                        I think it must be this

                        Darshan Bakery & Cafe

                        1. re: encinitaseater
                          Pablo Aug 18, 2008 02:21 PM

                          I found this info:

                          Darshan Bakery & Cafe.
                          949 2nd Street.

                          1. re: Pablo
                            encinitaseater Aug 18, 2008 03:00 PM

                            i think the great bakery mystery has been solved! Darshan it is. And .. best of all, they're taking part in the Taste of Mainstreet on Thursday night, so we can see what they're up to!!

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