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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bruegger's Bakery and Starbucks on the Coast in Del Mar



In Del Mar on the main strip of Camino Del Mar are two coffee houses connected together into one convenient location. Bruegger’s Bagels and Starbucks share a store front with an excess of patio space. Of course, each provides Internet access and plenty of indoor seating. The advantage of the two shops working in tandem is that one provides New York Style Bagels and the other some of the most famous coffee in the world. It is a busy place and there is generally a consistent line that may take you a few minutes to get through.  Mornings appear to be the busiest time of the day which tappers off by the afternoon.

Bruegger’s Bakery started as an ethnic and specialty food shop in New York. Through perfecting the bagel, they have now expanded to 300 stores in 26 states. They are a casual bagel shop that allows for sitting, lounging, coffee, lunch, and Internet browsing. Most items on the menu are under $6.00 dollars and one can hope to get a sandwich and coffee for under $10. You can find more information at http://www.brueggers.com/


Del Mar is an interesting town with a short but interesting California history. A contractor on the newly built rail line between San Diego and San Bernardino decided he wanted to build his home on one of the most beautiful coast lines in California. Theodore M. Loop set up his tent city on a mesa and with the partnering of Jacob Taylor began the process of building a town. This was not any ordinary town but one for the rich and famous. Movie stars and Hollywood actors vacationed in the area. The city was designed around the resort Casa del Mar until it burnt down in 1889. You can find more about the history here http://www.delmarmainstreet.com/resources/del-mar-history

From the patio of Starbucks and Brueggers one can still see just a hint of that history still alive. The street is beautifully lined with shops, stores, bars, and restaurants and quaint small town outlets. It is a nice place to walk around and enjoy. From there it only takes a quick turn and one block south to the beach. Bikers zoom up and down the street making their way along the scenic rout of Camino Del Mar to the couple of parks and the Surfside Race Place just a hop, skip, and jump away.

1435 Camino Del Mar  Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 259-3600
5:30 to 4:00 PM

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