Wayfarer Bread & Pastry
This charming bakery by the beach in La Jolla rivals the best bakeries in New York, San Francisco
and Los Angeles
. Founder Crystal White, a former lead bread baker at Tartine, sources the best ingredients, save the high fat European style butter, from California. Fruit from Chino Farms, organic flour from Central Milling in Petaluma and organic milk from Clover Dairy in Sonoma are showcased in fruit filled galettes, nutty multigrain loaves and creative croissant flavors like the sweet and salty strawberry pistachio inspired in part by Parisian baker Pierre Hermé’s famed croissant Ispahan. The sunny space includes a mural depicting a sunset and wheat silhouette and mid-century modern couches, but the most desirable spot may be on the patio with hanging flower pots where you can whiff the ocean breeze.