We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bread & CIE

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
350 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3031
+1 619-683-9322
08:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat 07:00 - 18:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 164: English reviews
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The smell remind me to my childhood. After the first bit I was in my mind in Europe. I could taste the product from an bakery artist

Thank robbor570
New Braunfels, Texas
Level Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Oh the choices! Cases the dessert display and wanted one of everything, especially the macaroons. Just beautiful! Lunch menu is great. Could have a better wine and beer selection, but a wonderful place and location. Outdoor seating is very nice.

Thank jmboze1
Cincinnati, OH
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Fabulous little restaurant/bakery with an amazing selection of delectable delights! Eat in or carry out.

Thank VickiMA1234
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's a real bakery - and a fine one. The bread is great: many types, tastes and textures. So if you're jones-ing for real bread (rather than what comes in plastic bags) this is your place. Thankfully, you can find the bread around town at various specialty grocery stores so don't despair if traffic is a headache. But the cafe... More 

Thank Teren E
Port Ludlow, Washington
Level Contributor
287 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Bread & Cie has been here for decades, and continues to be the best around. The bread is perhaps the biggest draw, offering loaves of walnut raisin, ciabatta, fig & anise, country leaving, etc. The pastries are to die for, and their coffee drinks excellent. In addition, they offer breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, quiches, etc. and, they provide free parking... More 

Thank Bill H
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Went in a few times for amazing pastries ..the cherry turnovers are delicious. Service is friendly and efficient.

Thank Stacey G
Level Contributor
186 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We loved this bakery in the trendy Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego. We stayed at a B&B nearby and walked to Bread & CIE early each morning for coffee and pastry. The quiche was fresh and creamy and the chocolate croissant with almond paste was my guilty pleasure. Staff is pleasant, quick and helpful and the outdoor seating was nice... More 

Thank Taco42
Perris, California
Level Contributor
189 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorites places for coffee and a little something sweet, but one the weekend they offer a little bet more and on sunday after our son run a 5k we decide to visit, and have a bite, well great decision like always amazing pastries and really good coffee, but we have a really nice surprise for... More 

Thank Cinthya D
Yorktown, Virginia
Level Contributor
301 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I had noticed in several restaurants and even in a grocery store signs that said "baked goods from Bread and Cie". So when I happened upon this bakery of course I had to go in. There were many types of freshly baked bread available as well as lots of pastries. From the menu you could order soup, sandwiches,etc. We had... More 

Thank Sabena Y
Level Contributor
63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

The main reason I visited this morning was to try the almond croissant and check out their sandwich menu. The almond croissant wasn't as pretty as some of the others I have had but the taste and texture makes up for it. My first bite was slightly disappointing. I must have ate the only part that didn't have the almond... More 

Thank jhdct

Travellers who viewed Bread & CIE also viewed


Been to Bread & CIE? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3031
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-683-9322

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bread & CIE staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?