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Darshan Bakery & Cafe

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949 2nd St, Encinitas, CA 92024-4411
07:00 - 16:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tiny bakery and cafe on B street near the Self Realization Temple. I love the baguettes. I make pan de jamon with them. (ask me and I'll share the recipe) - they are simply the best. They are different from any other baguette you can buy in Encinitas. The Focaccia is also wonderful with their sandwiches. I also think they... More 

Thank Pamela A
Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Darshan is known by the locals. A good way to know if the locals love a place is to look for a bulletin board. Inside on the right hand side you'll find one with cards and postings for roommates wanted. Locals frequent this place every day for the fantastic baked goods. It's well-known for its quiches and flans but all... More 

Thank Pris N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is a husband and wife shop. They only accept cash. Their baked good are the best this side of town. In my opinion they are like an authentic European bakery. They also serve soups and sandwiches.

Thank worldtraveler73_7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a lovely place, full of "Good" and delicious courses. Try their almond croissants and you'll go to heaven! Eating here makes me happy. Thanks a lot for having done a place full of love, colors, taste and happyness.

Thank Caterina A
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

I like this place...it's TINY, nothing really is bad...one must go and just enjoy. Just like 3-4 tiny tables inside and a few outside...great place to enjoy! Go experience!

Thank Barbara J
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

I can't believe that someone from Switzerland and someone from France found this place in my hometown and I had not! Well now that I've corrected the error of my ways, I'm hooked! The Bombay latte is heavenly and I have no clue what's in it. It's unique, exotic, and yummy! Of course I had to try a chocolate croissant... More 

2 Thank bddove
Montfort-l'Amaury, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

Place recommended by a friend as good organic bakery. Anybody who is on diet should avoid this place!!! Almond croissants and rustic bread are absolutely delicious and I have just started to taste what they have.. My husband came back twice the same day after discovering Darshan Bakery.

3 Thank Kasienka_12
Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

This little bakery is locate right beside the SRF-Temple in Encinitas which I was visiting. As I was early for the meditation I stopped here and got a chai and a bear claw. I was really excited about the quality of the tea and the pastry. When I entered the shop an elderly lady touched me on my arm and... More 

2 Thank Erhard R
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Delicious pastries and great coffee. Spent a week trying different coffees and breakfast goodies in Encinitas. This is our absolute fave. The croissant was delicious. Still warm from the oven when we got home. Competes with Paris; surpasses most places in New York City. Must. Will return.

3 Thank WhitsEnd2014
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

I was blessed to be staying at a vacation rental only two blocks from Darshan's. I visited this place everyday while I stayed in Encinitas. This place has heavenly food: pastries, bread, sandwiches, and chia tea. They have a quaint café-style seating outside, too. I wish I could clone these folks and move them to my city.

3 Thank ViolaIda

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
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Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 949 2nd St, Encinitas, CA 92024-4411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760-436-1337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?