Petite Madeline Bakery, Oceanside (North SD County)
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!
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.
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.
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. :)
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.