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The Candied Apple

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2128 4th Street, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-2655
Sun 07:00 - 17:30
Mon 07:30 - 15:30
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Hampshire, England
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594 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for a refreshment break on a day trip to the area. The coffee and cranberry scones were very good. Also we bought an apple pie to take home - untried at present but looks delicious Interesting building in the middle of town. Service was friendly and helpful and prices very reasonable

Thank Mike48
Kemnath, Germany
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Twice in twelve months we have gone to Julian and stopped by The Candied Apple. Both times we've gotten the Chocolate Bomb and it is truly, "Bomb". My boyfriend and I split it. The food there looks amazing! We always make the mistake of going elsewhere for breakfast, and then regretting it one we walk into The Candied Apple. Our... More 

Thank Jessica A
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Candied Apple has some amazing desserts! Limited seating but there is a park across the small street with tables. Chocolate Bombs are to die for along with their cookies and other pasteries. They also have a good sandwich list and fresh bread and of course apple pie. Smaller things good for picnics as well. In the season cider and hot... More 

Thank Zyante
San Diego, California
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

By the name and the subtitle, I would not have expected this place to be a sublime lunch spot. I'd have expected good baked goods, maybe some good coffee, and standard sandwiches. But oh no! The lunch crepes here absolutely rival any lunch in the county, urban SD included. Service with a Julian smile and quality all around. Soups and... More 

Thank mikeclarken
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

New owners Nico and Heather have quietly evolved the old bakery into a special kale worth a visit. It is primarily a bakery (with apple pies of course) and they still have candy apples for sale. But they now gave a very good breakfast menu available Wednesday through Sunday, both indoor and outdoor (dig friendly) seating, and will have wine... More 

Thank Bob E
Nroulston, Owner at The Candied Apple, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Bob, and we love the support. More 

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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Located behind Main street and a good place to go for pastries. Their menu also showed that they serve breakfast and I bet it is good too. Nice goodies and also bought the Tapenade which was delicious.

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Nroulston, Owner at The Candied Apple, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the compliments. Hopefully we see you soon so you can see if your bet of a good breakfast is true. More 

Yuma, Arizona
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I've been here 3 times in the past 2 months, and I live 3 hours away! I just can't get enough of the bread pudding and apple pies! Plus I get my coffee for the road, all in one place.

Thank Cody G
Nroulston, Owner at The Candied Apple, responded to this review

That Apple Raising Walnut bread pudding is ridiculous. It makes us so happy to see people's faces when we deliver it plated to the table. More 

Julian, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

A young couple Nico and Heather bought this little place a little while ago and OMG, they are a wonderful couple that have tirned this little place around will do anything for you within reason and are the most Talented Chefs in town as they expand their menu every month or so..

Thank clifford_thebigred
Morgan Hill, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We were tourists in town for the San Diego 100 Mile Marathon on June 3rd, 2016, so we slept in on Saturday, June 4th, day after the race. Our star athlete crossed Finish Line at 4:30 am Saturday so we didn't rise for breakfast till 1:00 PM. Went to "Candied Apple" & was surprised we could still get eggs &... More 

Thank LindaLou122
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Food shouldn't taste this good. I am just happy I don't live in Julian, because I wouldn't stop eating here. Seriously. When we went in we knew this place could be good. But this good? Man... Hands down this is really the best food I had in almost three weeks traveling the West Coast of the US. If you're visiting... More 

Thank NackteElfe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:30
07:30 - 15:30
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2128 4th Street, Julian, CA 92036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: +1 760-765-2655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?