Café: 619.683.9322 | Wholesale 619.688.1788

Café Address:

350 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(Hillcrest, between 3rd & 4th Avenue)

Tel: 619.683.9322
Fax: 619.688.1758

Café Hours:

Monday thru Friday 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 7:30am – 6:00pm

1 hour free Parking in rear

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Bakery Wholesale Order Line:

Wholesale Tel: 619.688.1788
Wholesale Fax: 619.688.1758
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Art @ the Café

Painter Jael Brael

Yael Brael

For me, painting with oil is a type of magic. My images are interpretations and reflections of how I feel about what I see. My deepest area of concentration is to make every brush stroke reflects the intensity of color and the affect that light has on it. I include Faberge eggs because the jewels with which they are made dazzle the senses.

Yael’s work is a quixotic juxtaposition of color and light intertwined with a hint of darkness. The flow of energy is fascinating in that it is static and liquid at the same time mixing an observable realism with a sense of whimsy and curiosity. When Brael paints it is as if she takes a deep inhale and the exhale is an explosion, on canvas, of a vast myriad of images and objects falling on the canvas in an explosion of color and light. Yael has been involved in numerous artistic and creative mediums including pottery, neon, photography and jewelry.

She is currently studying painting at the Andrea Rushing Academy of fine Art. Rushing says of Brael’s work that it is “…highly individual and immediately identifiable.”






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The Best Selling… and Best Smelling
Art Gallery In San Diego

At Bread & Cie., art isn’t just baked in ovens or served to our patrons on plates. Art is visible everywhere inside the café because it is an integral part of Bread & Cie.’s identity since our inception in 1994.

Displaying the works of San Diego’s most talented artists has been pivotal to the fabric and ambiance of the bakery. Called “One of the most unexpected and innovative art galleries in San Diego” (S.D. Union Tribune) Bread & Cie Cafe proudly features a different local artist every month.

Art curator and gallery veteran Elizabeth Cumming organizes and supervises the rotating art exhibits, all of which are booked months in advance. Bread & Cie does not charge artists for displaying their work, nor does Bread & Cie take a percentage of the sales.

P.S. Artists must leave their art on the walls for the duration of their month and must be kind to their mothers. If this agreement cannot be made, they are not considered.

Lisa Did it. I swear.

The Permanent Art in the Cafe, that is.

Simply put, if you’re in the café and see something you like (non-edible), chances are local artist Lisa Schirmer did it.

From the French countryside tromp d’oeil mural in the bathroom to the magnetic metal daily bread menu adjacent to the front window, to the rooster laying an egg on the hanging cafe menu, to the fabric on the back of the banquettes….they were all created by Lisa Schirmer, O.A.B.&C.*

One of San Diego’s most valuable natural resources, Lisa has created innovative art for venues both public and private throughout the city


*Official Artist of Bread & Cie.