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Michele Coulon Dessertier

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7556 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4829
+1 858-456-5098
09:00 - 16:00
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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Michele Coulon Dessertier contributed an amazing variety of beautiful and delicious desserts to our 'Dancer and Dessert' event at the San Diego Ballet this past Friday. The presentation surpassed our expectation on every level, and we strongly recommend Michele Coulon Dessertier for your party, event, or just to stop in for the yummiest desserts in San Diego/La Jolla. Thank you!!!!

Thank charlesmcpherson1
La Jolla, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great place for lunch. Had their amazing salad. It was full of everything you could think of. It had tomatoes, green bean, radish, strawberries, black berries, dates, fresh figs, green peppers, cucumber. Their onion soup is to die for. The desserts were fantastic

Thank Spunky7777
San Diego, California
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189 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

We first met Michele when doing the tasting for our wedding cakes 20 years ago and we've ordered every cake for our family's celebrations ever since! The banana cake is our favorite, but you must try all her flavors. The Gateau Aileen is amazing, with white sponge cake layers separated by cream filled with fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. Her... More 

Thank 2beans2000
San Diego, California
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

It's easy to miss this place, which is tucked away at the top of a tiny strip mall on Fay Ave. Michelle is the daughter of Don Coulon, beloved chef and owner of the Belgian Lion (now closed). You have never seen such fabulous desserts, but the lunches are excellent as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Susan M
Victoria, Canada
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Michele Coulon Dessertier is a lovely spot for lunch, or a decadent dessert. The ambiance is French; care is taken with the seasonal decorations, and there are always beautiful flower arrangements. At his time of year the chandeliers were suitably dripping a few tasteful Christmas decorations. The dessert display case is something to behold! The portions are large enough to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Small but delicate little shop conveniently located in la jolla. I ordered an espresso and variety of desserts to take back to our home. Our triple chocolate cake was decedent and took two days to actually finish. My espresso was good but lacked flavor. The cheesecake bites were great too. It is expensive but a nice treat!

Thank DestinationAZ
San Diego, California
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

By far the BEST in La Jolla! San Diego has "Extraordinary Desserts" and La Jolla has "Michele's". The top of the list for a wedding cake! She uses the best ingredients, no skimping here, not cheap, but if you are going to have desert - have the BEST and enjoy it. Small shop, look in their case, make your choice,... More 

Thank Celeste T
La Jolla, California
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Michele Coulon is hidden away in an outdoor arcade on Fay Ave. in the Village of La Jolla, but offers one of the "go to" spots for a sweet treat or local lunch. Her deserts are as good as they are beautiful. This little gem is a great little spot to get away after a day of shopping.

Thank ljtraveler2013
San Diego, California, United States
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

I am a big fan of good desserts and this is the ONLY place I buy cakes, tarts, and everyday treats from. The owner, Michelle Coulon, and her staff bake a wonderful assortment of cakes (all sizes and shapes), french pastries, fresh fruit tarts and pies, jams, cookies, and so much more! They are incredibly talented when it comes to... More 

Thank 12KerryN23
San Diego, California
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475 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

This is the only high quality Bakery in town. It's my go to for Yule Logs, Gluten Free treats for GF Dinner Party Guests when I don't have time to whip something up (and Birthday Cakes). Michele uses only the best ingredients for her creations and the girls that work there are pleasant to deal with. I'd love it if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, Cafe
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7556 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4829
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-456-5098

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