Favorite Sweet Shops and Bakeries in the Carlsbad CA Area

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 Favorite Sweet Shops and Bakeries in the Carlsbad CA Area

 Cupcakes at Elizabethan Deserts in Encinitas CA

Friends and family who know me are well aware of my penchant for sugary concoctions, especially if chocolate is involved. I’ve never met a chocolate I didn’t like, so far, although the better quality the chocolate the happier I am.

Chocolates, desserts, and baked goods go hand in hand, in my opinion, and knowing where to go to get them, when making something simply is not on the agenda or laziness sets it, or just because, is essential.

So, with that in mind, and to satisfy other sweet fanciers in the Carlsbad area, I present just a few of my favorite sweet shops and bakeries. In no particular order, and with apologies to those places I have yet to discover (and, yes, I will). If you are a local reader with suggestions, by all means share!



Elizabeth creates amazing delectables year-round and I would be hard pressed to say which are my faves, although the red velvet cupcakes and the lemon squares are right up there. Located at the Sunshine Gardens nursery in Encinitas at 155 Quail Gardens Drive near the beach. Check out her website, too. 


Terrific croissants, tarts, crème-filled things, napoleons, pies and so muchmore. I haven’t tried their food since I can’t get past the desserts. Reminds me of places in Paris. Located at 1005 Carlsbad Village Drive just west of the 5 freeway. Visit their Facebook page.


 Now this is a delectable chocolate shop, dedicated to my fave food group. Part of Le Passage French Bistro, this wonderful shop in the heart of Carlsbad Village is well worth a visit – after dinner, before dinner, in lieu of dinner, or anytime you have a craving for chocolate…and who doesn’t?! The shop was next door to the restaurant but is now strategically located at the corner of State Street and Carlsbad Village Drive so you can’t miss it. If you don’t walk out with a bag of chocolates you have a serious problem. Seek therapy. Check out their website. Located at 2998 State Street.

 Delectable chocolates at the Carlsbad Chocolate Bar in Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad CA


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Paul Campbell Realtor Lexington
Rector Hayden, Lexington, Ky - Lexington, KY
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That is just not fair!  I am too old to eat this time of night but it makes me want to run down to one of our local bakeries.  Oh, it is too late.  They are all closed.  My wifes very favorite cupcake place is Gigi's.  It is a chain that is mostly in the Southeast I think.  Do you have a Gigi's in California.

Nov 27, 2011 02:43 PM #1
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING JEFF!  This is right up my alley - is it too early to eat all of this??!!!

Nov 28, 2011 02:19 AM #2
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

OMG that all looks so great...I won't lose any weight staring at that all day, but it sure was a nice way to start the day!

Nov 28, 2011 02:21 AM #3
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy chocolate and sweets John go hand and hand with us too...Think we're going to share that chocolate eclair staring at us in our refrigerator now!

Nov 28, 2011 02:35 AM #4
Stephanie Stringer
First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764 - San Antonio, TX
Mortgage Loan Originator

Jeff,  I'm not a candy bar person but give me a cupcake and I am in heaven....   I am eyeing the red velvet one right now in your picture.    Yummy!  Great localism post...   

Nov 28, 2011 03:42 AM #5
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Oh my gosh, Jeff - I can't believe all the bakeries and sweet shops in your area - AMAZING!  They all look fantastic and make for a really hard decision!

Nov 28, 2011 04:55 AM #6
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Jeff,  Anyone with a love for sweets and chocolate definitely knows the best local places to get them.  I do not know what happened to my sweet tooth ... it appears to have turned salty because I now crave salty things! 

Nov 28, 2011 04:58 AM #7
Bob Jakowinicz
National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz - Livonia, MI
Michigan Real Estate Agent-- MI RE Adventures

Yep, looks great.  My problem is once I start eating this stuff I can't stop, lol.

Nov 28, 2011 05:26 AM #8
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff, come on buddy your killing me.  I am gaining weight just looking at those pictures on the screen ....... LOL

Nov 28, 2011 01:39 PM #9
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

Jeff - Those desserts certainly look scrumptious! Not great if you're trying to resist!

Nov 28, 2011 02:34 PM #10
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Paul - yeah, I know what you mean. In terms of Gigi's, I've never seen one but will check it out.

Gabrielle - it is NEVER too early

Kristin - well staring may be better than eating calorie-wise but certainly NOT as much fun

Larry and Sheila - not THAT'S the right attitude!

Stephanie - her red velvet cupakes are the ult. TRULY wonderful. And I have had many to be sure. LOL

Leesa - I decided to cut the article off with my faves but there are others. And I need to keep testing out new ones.

Kathleen - so true. Salty is fine but nothng to compare to sweet IMO. But probably better weight-wise.

Bob - well I get that. Same issue

George - just tryin' to be helpful to my friends. LOL

Carla - hmmm, guess you don't resist, right?



Nov 28, 2011 02:47 PM #11
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jeff, I love the way you showcase these shops and then link back to full blogs about each one. Such a good idea. Thanks for sharing.


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