Friday, October 15, 2010

Opera Patisserie: San Diego, CA

Live or work in the vicinity of Sorrento Mesa or Mira Mesa and looking for a place that serves up a nice breakfast or lunch and offers a good selection of sweets and pastries? This is your place! EHK and I had the day off from work and happened to be in the area running errands so we stopped by for some lunch and croissants to take home. Upon entering, we were greeted by a lovely display of pastries and and friendly staff.  Honestly I wasn't expecting too much from this place. I had heard of it before and had been meaning to stop by but its in a strip mall obviously meant to cater to Qualcomm employees and several of the Biotechs nearby just looking for a quck bite.

{Quiche Lorraine}

I ordered a Quiche Lorraine and EHK got a Croque Monsieur. I ended up being pleasantly surprised. My quiche came out and I could immediately smell the wafting aroma of butter, onions and bacon...mmm. The crust was delightfully light and flaky and the custard decadently studded with chopped onions and bacon. This turned out to be a fairly good quiche and something I'd definitely order again.

{Croque Monsieur}

I've actually never had a Croque Monsieur to compare this too. I think of it as a fancy grilled ham and cheese sandwich. Quite rich with béchamel and Gruyère cheese. I enjoyed it but I definitely had issues finishing my half of the portion that EHK offered.

{Pain au Chocolat and Butter Croissant}

The croissants turned out to be pretty decent too. Crispy on the outside and super flaky and airy on the inside. My only complaint is more chocolate please in the Pain au Chocolat. Its not bad for San Diego but my favorite is still the double Pain au Chocolat filled with Valrhona at Tartine. I would happily wait at the end of long line that curls around the block for some of that.

{Halved Pain au Chocolat and Butter Croissant}
Opera Patisserie
9254 Scranton Rd. Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92121
M - F: 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sat, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.


  1. the croissant looks really good! when are you gonna review some wedding cakes on here? hehe

  2. I love this spot! I wish it were closer to my work. The truffle fries are really yummy and the desserts.

  3. Hi Jenn,

    Too bad its not closer. But I'm sure its worth an extended lunch break visit ;)

  4. Hi Jenn,

    Too bad its not closer. But I'm sure its worth an extended lunch break visit ;)


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