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Best cinnamon rolls in San Diego?

We have a few nominations from here http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8793... that include Urban Solace and Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe.

Any others?

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  1. I do enjoy those Con Pane cinnamon rolls.

    1. I vote BAKED.

      A little coffee shop in Mission Beach. Parking is a nightmare, except if you're early and just zipping in, you can stop in front. It's on Santa Clara Place.


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      1. re: pickypicky

        Ok, I'm sold. This is pretty good shit.
        Who would've thunk a *grilled* cinnamon roll could be so fucking awesome.

        It's a bit of haul for me, but that's probably a good thing. I'm told too many grilled cinnamon rolls before lunch can make a person impotent.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Grilled cinny buns, muffins etc are up there with bacon, just can't get much better.

      2. I usually get my fix at the fair. I like the rolls at the Old West Cinnamon Rolls booth out by the horse arena. They also have a brick and mortar store up in Pismo and whenever I am up the 101 make an effort to stop by but they close early.

          1. "Best" is an elusive target. If you grew up, as I did, with cinnamon rolls that are very large, exceptionally soft, sweet and covered with white sugar frosting then Con Pane is the place for you. Cinnamon sugar bombs baked fresh every morning.

            1. Con Pane not bad.

              I miss one of my favorites, though, up in Long Beach--Sweet Jills on 2nd Street.

              1. Not a bakery, but I love the cinnamon rolls at the Antique Row Cafe on Adams Ave.

                1. I suggest the ones at Elizabethan Desserts, but they are only available on Saturday morning. They call them rolly pollys.

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                  1. re: Encinitan

                    I've never endulged, are they really gooey and loaded with cinnamon and nuts?

                    1. re: cstr

                      They are warm, as they are fresh out of the oven. They are pretty gooey, with a moderate amount of cinnamon, but no nuts (nuts!).

                      I hadn't had one in over a year, but this thread motivated me to get one this morning.
                      I think I'll take a nap.

                  2. Friends of mine have always picked up the huge one's from Rose Donuts. I can't speak for them personally.

                    1. What do you mean by best?

                      I think the best is SUPER CINNAMONY!!! With lots of goo. I like nuts, too, but where I come from cinnamon rolls with nuts are called sticky buns. And, no, I don't know anywhere in San Diego that makes them with enough cinnamon-goo for me!

                      1. Herringbone. Yum were kinda like gourmet Cinnabon
                        Leroy's. very home-made they call them sticky buns