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Best cinnamon rolls in San Diego?

ipsedixit Nov 29, 2012 02:49 PM

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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    RocknB RE: ipsedixit Nov 29, 2012 03:22 PM

    I do enjoy those Con Pane cinnamon rolls.

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      pickypicky RE: ipsedixit Nov 29, 2012 03:23 PM

      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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        ipsedixit RE: pickypicky Dec 7, 2012 03:27 PM

        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.

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          cstr RE: ipsedixit Dec 7, 2012 04:03 PM

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

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        littlestevie RE: ipsedixit Nov 29, 2012 03:29 PM

        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.

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          cstr RE: ipsedixit Nov 29, 2012 03:37 PM

          Bread & Cie for me.

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            sandiegomike RE: ipsedixit Nov 29, 2012 04:19 PM

            "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. El Chevere RE: ipsedixit Nov 30, 2012 03:54 PM

              Con Pane not bad.

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

              1. scottca075 RE: ipsedixit Dec 1, 2012 06:52 AM

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

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                  Encinitan RE: ipsedixit Dec 1, 2012 07:13 AM

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

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                    cstr RE: Encinitan Dec 1, 2012 07:56 AM

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

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                      Encinitan RE: cstr Dec 1, 2012 11:17 AM

                      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. Rodzilla RE: ipsedixit Dec 2, 2012 06:28 AM

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

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                      alegramarcel RE: ipsedixit Dec 2, 2012 05:51 PM

                      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!

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                        MichaelSoberanes RE: ipsedixit Dec 8, 2012 09:30 PM

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

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