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Petite Madeline Bakery, Oceanside (North SD County)

srk Nov 16, 2008 09:02 PM

I've been making regular stops by this bakery for coffee and breakfast pastries over the past few months and have been meaning to describe it on Chowhound, but never got around to it. Looks like the North County Times has made my work a little easier:


Petite Madeline Bakery
3776 Mission Ave., Suite 137 (in the Stater Bros. plaza near Starbucks/Verizon

It's so nice to have an establishment like this in North Oceanside!

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  1. Enorah RE: srk Nov 17, 2008 07:36 AM


    sounds fun

    I'll check it out.

    Thanks srk

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      The Old Man RE: srk Nov 17, 2008 08:16 AM

      I work across the street. The bakery is very impressive. However, they really aren't set up to sell coffee drinks. Two of us went and it took about 5-6 minutes to get an espresso and a latte. We were lucky no one was there in line.

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        dietndesire RE: srk Nov 20, 2008 05:50 AM

        Might anyone compare their bread to elsewhere in SD? I had Con Pane and also one of the Farmers Market bread stands(not Bread and Cie). Not surprisingly, nothing great compared to the top culinary cities but I was surprised that the crust was quite good. Flavor is lacking around town, however.

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          The Old Man RE: dietndesire Nov 20, 2008 11:00 AM

          Bread is not their main thing.

        2. Enorah RE: srk Nov 21, 2008 03:24 PM

          Hey! We checked it out today.

          We had a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie, almost a muffin-like consistency, very good, not too sweet.

          An everyday bun - cinnamon & sugar wrapped up in a light pastry - yum

          a loaf of carmelized onion & walnut sourdough bread - still warm from the oven - delicious

          We will go back. I met the owner Christine & her brother Peter, very nice people.

          I am always happy to support locally owned, independent businesses. :)

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            srk RE: Enorah Nov 21, 2008 08:37 PM

            Yay! Glad you liked it.

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              zoey67 RE: srk Nov 25, 2008 06:15 PM

              Oh Im next and will be back soon with some reviews since it's only about 3 miles away. That's1st reason, 2nd is next nearest decent place is Elizabethan deserts but their service and attitude is the female version of bronx pizza if you catch my drift.

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                The Old Man RE: zoey67 Nov 26, 2008 07:06 AM

                "...but their service and attitude is the female version of bronx pizza if you catch my drift."


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            Juji RE: srk Dec 1, 2008 10:25 AM

            Does anyone know if they did pies for Thanksgiving? If they did, I'm wondering if they will do them for Christmas as well.

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              srk RE: Juji Dec 2, 2008 08:12 PM

              I talked to Peter on Saturday. He said they were open until about 1 or 2PM on Thanksgiving with orders for cakes and special loaves of bread. I don't know their plans for Christmas, but they're a pretty friendly bunch if you want to call (the number's in the NC Times article from the original post) or drop by to find out.

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                Juji RE: srk Dec 3, 2008 01:20 PM

                Thank you! We will definitely call and regardless of the pie situation, will be picking up some goodies for Christmas brunch. Do the pastries/breads keep well for a day if we pick things up on Christmas Eve day?

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                  srk RE: Juji Dec 3, 2008 04:30 PM

                  Hmmm... maybe one of the other patrons could comment on that. I've only ever bought a pastry at a time which I always consume immediately!

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