85c bakery


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

14 Responses

  1. Faye says:

    Oh man I can’t believe you waited in that long line (or made Jake wait!). I see him in line too! How tall is he again?

    I’ve been there I think twice now and luckily haven’t had to wait in line. I think we ‘over buy’ when we are there b/c 1) there’s no line so let’s take advantage of what’s out and 2) just the obsession to try everything that is there. I like the giant brioche too. I think you’re spot on w/ the cauliflower description!!

    That ice coffee looks amazing. Do they use heavy cream or 1/2 and 1/2 for that coffee? Can you get it unsweetened ?

    • mary says:

      Hi Faye! The line for the trays was shorter when I was in it. It started filling up afterwards! So I deceived you with my photos haha. Jake was taking photos of the tags so I knew what the names of all the breads were. It seems like the kind of place where you want to buy a bunch anyway. Why go just to get one thing?! I’m fairly sure they use heavy cream. I don’t know if you can customize it since I didn’t try, but it seems like they would. Less cream or milk instead would be better, I think! Oh, and Jake is 6’2″! He’s over a foot taller than me….

  2. Urghhhh there are still lines here its been so much timeeee!

    I am intrigued by the coffee, the only way i drink non-espresso coffee is mixed with all the cream and sugar in the world so…this might be my thing.

  3. I like how you labeled the pastries on your photo. I need to learn how to do that. But who am I kidding, I’m too lazy, haha. But seriously, that is really helpful.

    I like that striped mocha/walnut pastry as well as the chocolate chip bread bowl. Although the sponge/roll cakes look pretty, I don’t like how soft they are. I like texture, but that’s just me.

    All the different times I went, it wasn’t too crowded. I think the excitement has died down already.

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – Thanks! I figured it was easier to label the photo then to do the whole “left to right: clockwise blah blah” thing. I think I’ll do that from now on for multiple item photos like that (if I’m not feeling lazy, like you said, haha).

      I didn’t even get to try the filling on the mocha bread, only the bread. I think my dad “stole” it.

      Yeah the last time we went was in the evening and it wasn’t super crowded then either. It was busy, but not insane. I bet lunchtime hours are a nightmare though.

  4. i’ve only tried the milk pudding and strawberry half moon from your list. if i did go back, i’d try that premium bread and get more hot dogs bread and squid ink rolls. maybe milk pudding too. i just don’t have much patience after the crazy grand opening though. redeeming my coupons still took 30 minutes from start to finish.

  5. Foodwanderer says:

    I love how you named all the pastries! The Maple Brick Toast is one of my favorite BUT I like the Berrytale, Milk Pudding, and the Mocha Bread.

    I like their Sea Salt Coffee but I also thought it was too creamy too.

  6. Lauren says:

    Your tray looks awesome! I can’t wait to try that sea salt coffee…mmmmmm!! I need to get my butt over there already!

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