Friday, October 14, 2011

Foodie Friday: Cardamom Cafe and Bakery

I pass Cardamom Cafe and Bakery frequently and the bright colors on the building and colorful patio furniture always catch my eye. At first I thought it was a coffee shop with a case of baked goods, but after stopping in for a visit I was pleasantly surprised that they offer a full breakfast menu and plenty of seating, inside and out.

One thing I really love about going out for breakfast is the array of different "hash browns" you'll find. Cardamom serves home fries deliciously seasoned with rosemary. Another thing I love? Diner butter. Toast always tastes better when you get it from a cafe or diner.

Before visiting Cardamom I yelped them as per usual and came across a picture of a caramel cream cookie, which I had to have. Definitely sweet and made from pure sugar, but adorable nonetheless.

Location: 2977 Upas St. San Diego, California 92104
Neighborhood: North Park (between Dale and 30th St.)


  1. hmm. I got offered a job there but turned it down to stay at the deli. what a mistake. They have great breads.

  2. They really do have great looking pastries, but I never see them busy. So maybe it was for the better?

  3. That last photo is lovely!


  4. When I worked at Starbucks, one of my co workers' mom brought us some of these sweet caramel cookies. I was sold immediately.

  5. They do get busy on the weekends. Their omelettes are good, but the croissant french toast is decadently amazing.