Big Joy Family Bakery

Rating: Two thumbs up!
Date: 6/10/11
Servers’ recommendations: Sandwiches
What we ordered: Turkey avocado and BLAT sandwiches (come with tea/coffee and chips for $4.99 each(!)), pumpkin soup, castella, sea salt caramel macaroon, almond meringue. Number in our party: 2
Final check amount: $19.30


  • It’s kind of like heaven.  Peaceful, calming, and neat, where it feels like you’re being carefully taken care of.  But not in an overbearing way.  And it smells like delicious baking.
  • A lady came in, stopped, breathed in deeply, and said, “Oh, that’s not right.”
    It took about 20 minutes to get our food, so don’t come here when you’re in a hurry.
  • I love the almond meringue.  It’s crunchy, buttery, and light.  Yum.  (Miko)
    Everyone is wearing cute aprons.  The cashier’s said “I Bake with Love.”
  • The sandwiches aren’t particularly outstanding, but the experience is calming and reassuring.  If you’re stressed, bring a book and come hang out here.
  • They are usually playing lovely classical music.
  • Their cafe au lait is outstanding.

Address: 4176 Convoy St, Ste A & B
Phone number: 858.627.0888
Accepts credit cards? Yes, but there’s a $0.50 fee.
Parking: Private plaza with plenty of parking
Ideal group size: 1-4
Available vegetarian options: Baked goods, veggie sandwich
Noise level: 1.5
Who not to bring: Loud children, people talking on cell phones

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