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The Candied Apple

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2128 4th Street, Julian, CA 92036
+1 760-765-2655
07:00 - 18:00
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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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143 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are several great spots for pie and such, but this is the best one. Everything is made fresh there. The savory foods are excellent too. It's not on the main strip so it doesn't get a ton of traffic, meaning it's not a zoo when other places are. We always stop there when driving through.

1 Thank JonnyDub
Des Moines, Iowa
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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We stumbled into the Candied Apple while wandering around Julian. What a great experience! All of their dishes are made from scratch homemade. Two of our foursome had the Monte Cristo, which is normally deep fried. This one was not deep fried, but rather was served on homemade bread wrapped in a crepe. While normally served with raspberry jam for... More 

1 Thank jsyverson
Hampshire, England
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599 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 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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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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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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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 

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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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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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.

1 Thank CalifSue
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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98 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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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

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?