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Back in 2007, I posted twice within three months about Arely, a favorite stop. Fast forward seven years. Located in Clairmont Town Square, Arely French Bakery has steadfastly remained in the same space, making quality cakes, desserts and breakfasts, lunches and dinners for more than seven years. Walking into the small space, the menu is straight ahead and above and both a refrigerated and warm display case are filled and directly in front of you. Four tables inside, three outside and two benches are the entire seating area. One recent morning, the Breakfast Crépé ($8.50) was on my mind. A thin flavorful pancake surrounding eggs, spinach, mushrooms, onions topped with melted Gruyere cheese, served with both home potatoes (usually a piece of baguette is given, but on this day the bread was still baking) and fruit, this was fresh, wonderful, filling.The Croque Madame ($8.65)is a usual order here. Ham and Swiss cheese on the house made French Bread topped with two eggs (these weren't as runny as I'd like, but they were wonderful flavored eggs) and served with a side of fruit, this is a satisfying and flavor filled breakfast item. We took home this still warm snail pastry ($1.95) because I am still in my 'raisin' phase of cravings.
From the refrigerated case, a Pecan Tart ($3.95) was our choice. Different pastries and fillings yet similar in quality and depth of flavors. The beginning (and ending) of a nice day.
The weekend is almost here!
Arely's French Bakery 4961 Clairmont Drive San Diego 92117 (858) 270-1910 Open 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. daily