Where to find a Christmas yule log in San Diego? Arely French Bakery and Cafe in Clairemont Square. Usually referred to as Buche de Noel without much decoration (except for merguine mushrooms), Arely’s decorates according to customers requests. And the fillings can be mocha, raspberry chocolate, tiramisu, chocolate mousse or hazlenut.

Kevin has worked in his dad’s bakery since he was young and he said the fruit tarts are also a best seller.

He’s used to frantic calls for last minute bakery orders and keeps the ovens hot and supplies ready to make the customers holiday wishes come true.

I suddenly like fruit cake! Village Mill Bread Company on Del Mar Heights Rd, soaks the cakes in Jack Daniel’s and the entire process takes days.

Of course I bought one to eat and also potato rolls for Christmas day.

I’m always happy to visit a local bakery in San Diego and support their baking passion. Adding some Jack Daniel’s sweetened the visit!

Arely French Bakery Cafe

4961 Clairemont Mesa Dr, San Diego, Ca


Village Mill Bakery

3545 Del Mar Heights Rd, San Diego, Ca