For great artisanal sandwiches, fresh-baked breads, espresso drinks, and some pastries and treats to satisfy even the sweetest of cravings, be sure to visit Con Pane Rustic Breads and Café in Point Loma. Check guilt at the door along with jackets.
Con Pane is the kind of place that any carbohydrate-loving bread connoisseur enjoys. Everything is made fresh daily in the on-premise bakery. Bread creations include Gruyere and Chive, Whole Wheat Walnut, and Rosemary Olive Oil. Of the sweet variety Con Pane features Belgian Milk Chocolate loaves, chocolate brioche twists, and creamy, silky frosted cinnamon rolls. And that’s just the beginning—or dessert. For lunch come and enjoy a variety of sandwiches made on these delicious breads, including Italian Salami, Turkey Cobb, or the king of all perfectly grilled cheese sandwiches, the Almost Grilled Cheese. This culinary work of art features triple cream French Brie and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese oven roasted on Rosemary Olive Oil bread. It sounds delicious and it tastes even better.
Con Pane is as much a part of the small-town Point Loma community as it is in the community. The company’s owner, Catherine Perez, has been spearheading the business and overseeing the bread artisans at work for almost 15 years. The clientele ranges from those stopping by to pick up fresh bread in the morning to nearby employees seeking a hearty and high-quality lunch. Everything is made-to-order, so be prepared for the fresh approach to take a bit longer than a routine lunch break.
Business at Con Pane is booming. On the weekend enjoy lunch at Con Pane and then spend an afternoon sailing in the inevitable San Diego sunshine. They do not have a website but visit their Facebook fan page to read about specials and new menu offerings. The eatery is now located in Liberty Station, situated just a few blocks from their old location in a bigger venue with plenty of parking.