It’s always a treat for me to go somewhere other than Rosie’s for an occasional indulgence. I was just out in San Diego to visiting my son. He is working in a very groovy little neighborhood called South Park . It is a colorful neighborhood with quite a few local businesses which I always love to support. My son led me to Rebecca’s Coffee House because he know that I would swoon over her scones which are known to be the best in San Diego Rebecca’s reminded me of many places I had frequented in Berkely during my college years. Eclectically decorated with homey furniture and local art, the cafe is warm and welcoming ; however I was horrified to find out that morning that they had run out of scones and, to make matters worse, there were customers sitting in full view eating the last of them smeared with Rebeccas homemade preserves! I knew that I had to return the next day AND that I had to call ahead, just in case, to reserve some. Turns out that my son had once talked to Rebecca and mentioned that his Mom was a good baker herself and had a bakery n the Boston area. She responded that she had my first cookbook that had been published in 1991!!
So when I called the following morning I identified myself and told her that I could not wait to taste her scones and could she hold two for me. When I arrived with my son, she presented me with a tray of of pear nutmeg scones, cranberry tangerine scones, banana chocolate chip muffins and chocolate espresso muffins-all of them warm and all of them huge and accompanied by her homemade strawberry preserves!! We sat down at a table and I bit into the most incredible scone I have ever tasted. I sampled everything as well as finishing the humungous scone and when she came to our table to chat I told her I was having a religious experience!! Yes it’s true, it is food that transports me from time to time! If you make it to SanDiego you have got to make a trip there to enjoy the baked goods and the inviting atmosphere…and the coffee was great too!