Posted by: Susan Gaddis | July 14, 2009

The French Corner Bakery

The French Corner Bakery
The French Corner Bakery

The French Corner Bakery is a hot spot for pastries and coffee on the Central Coast of California.

“Coffee, according to the women of Denmark, is to the body what the Word of the Lord is to the soul.” —Isak Dinesen

I find that little quote interesting. When we were in Denmark 37 years ago, drinking coffee was considered a sin by the local Christian community. However, a glass of wine was not. France is known for its wine and I’m sure they like coffee since this is a French coffee shop. Today, both coffee and wine are means of grace to me and I thank the Lord for them.

The French Corner Bakery is located  at 2214 Main St. in the old village of Cambria. This cozy little european shop has great pastries, wonderful bread, sandwiches, coffee, tea, and to-die-for cheesecakes. Come to think of it, I believe my daughter in law, Sharla, got the cheesecakes for her wedding from this shop.

Tom and I have been coming here for years. The French Corner Bakery is the place we gravitate to for coffee and pastries when we escape to Cambria for a few days. It also makes a charming place to stop for a bit when I am shopping in the village with my girlfriends.

I love the French feel of the place and the food has always been very good. The locals shop here for their bread and we sometimes grab a loaf to take home. It really is wonderful bread and they create their sandwiches with it. (Did I mention the to-die-for cheesecakes and pastries?)

The prices for coffee are the same as other coffee shops and the food prices are reasonable. Free refills for coffee. You won’t break your budget coming here.

Sometimes the service is outstanding, sometimes it is slow, and sometimes it is just “there.” But the coffee is pretty good, the people-watching from the seats outside is enjoyable, and…you can’t beat the cheesecake.

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest rating, I give the French Corner Bakery a rating of 5. –Susan

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