Fodor's Expert Review Michele Coulon Dessertier

$ La Jolla Café

The desserts are magnificent at this small, charming shop in the heart of La Jolla, where dessertier Michele Coulon confects wonders, using organic produce and imported chocolate. Snack on cookies, cupcakes, brownies, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and mini-desserts. But this is not just a place for dessert: lunch is served Tuesday through Saturday (the store is open 9 am to 3 pm), and the simple menu includes quiche and salads. Other irresistible treats found here are a chocolate-lovers’ Torte Lion Belge, pear-frangipane tart, and Marjolaine Torte with layers of meringue, chocolate ganache, and buttercream.

Café Intimate Lunch Dessert $ Family Quick Bite

Quick Facts

7556 Fay Ave.
La Jolla, California  92037, USA


Known For:
  • Instagram-worthy presentation
  • The buttercream- and berry-filled Gateau Aileen
  • Gluten-free items usually are available
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No dinner

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