It’s been a bit hectic lately and with The Mister under the weather, nothing really new as far as meals. There is, however, one place that I’ve been frequenting a lot lately. I’ve been stopping by Cali Baguette Express in Mira Mesa for a few weeks now, usually in the morning on my way to work to grab a sandwich or two for lunch. Sorry I haven’t had time to take any pictures but will do a follow-up with pics.
The Mira Mesa location opened sometime last year. I can’t remember exactly but I recall driving by and noticing that Frankie’s Italian Deli was gone and a “baguette” place with a grand opening banner had opened up in its place. But it wasn’t until earlier this year that I finally dropped by.
This location in Mira Mesa is under the same ownership as the one on El Cajon Blvd. Kirk has written about that location here. The very friendly young lady behind the counter on one of my many visits told me that her brother is running the location on El Cajon Blvd. and she’s running this one. And that her father goes back and forth between the two location.
The young lady suggested that I can call in my orders in the morning if I was in a rush. She even said that I can call as early as 5 am if I’m doing an early day trip! Wow, uh, typically I try not be awake at 5 am. They recently got business cards in, which she gave me in case I wanted to call my orders in ahead of time. Sweet.
I am by no means a Bahn Mi expert but I really enjoy CBE’s sandwiches because of their bread. I actually crave them! They always have fresh bread baking every time I’ve been in there. I’ve seen people pop in just to get baguettes. The prices are very reasonable. Baguette sandwiches are in the $3 range, with the Pork Loaf w/Pate, one of my personal favorites, being only $2.75. Maybe the sandwiches aren’t stuffed to the seams but for the price and size, I think it’s a pretty good deal. They also have other things besides sandwiches (I know, take some pictures of the menu next time…) Oh yeah, the Mister likes their beef stew too.
Cali Baguette Express
9225 Mira Mesa Blvd, #106
San Diego, CA 92126
Open 7 Days: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm