In the heart of Serra Mesa lies an unassuming bakery where a team of dedicated owners and bakers are creating some of the tastiest cinnamon rolls and other goodies in San Diego. Bear Buns Bakery and Café, located at 3251 Greyling Dr. recently sold to new owners Ashli and Michi, who have continued the bakery’s commitment to quality ingredients and customer service. We had the chance to sit down with new owner Ashli recently and were seriously impressed at her love for her baking craft.

What Makes the owners Tick?

Before co-owning Bear Buns, Ashli was its baker, waking up in the pre-dawn hours to start crafting the cinnamon rolls, cookies, muffins, and all the other delicious treats that make the business smell so divine. All the baking is completed in a surprisingly small oven, and it boggles the mind how Ashli has been able to crank out such quality goods over the past several years. As a graduate of the San Diego Culinary Institute, Ashli has always had a passion for creating delicious food.

The cinnamon rolls are made
in-house every morning at 3am!

So What’s Good Here?

The number one seller on the menu here at Bear Buns Bakery and Café is the cinnamon roll paired with a vanilla latte. In fact, they make over 12,500 cinnamon rolls per year! We had the chance to try the roll and it is indeed scrumptious, and FILLING. Other favorites include the gluten free peanut butter cookies, croissants, and the amazing breakfast sandwiches.

On the day we visited Bear Buns we had a serious craving for savory, and the Bella breakfast sandwich on a homemade roll was the highlight. This sandwich, packed with egg, provolone cheese, bacon, sundried tomatoes, spinach and pesto made for a perfect morning. Although they offer a few other options from the “Basic” (think egg and cheddar cheese), to the healthy egg white varietal, we don’t think you can go wrong ordering the Bella every time!

The made-to-order coffees are also a treat. We got to sample the carmel macchiato and it was the perfect compliment to the sticky bun. Yes we indulged, perhaps a little too much, but it was worth it!

What about Special Orders?

Want something a little bit different for your next birthday celebration? How about ordering a custom made 12 inch cinnamon roll? Although Bear Buns doesn’t do cakes, they’ll happily make you one of their signature huge rolls for your special occasion, or a pie baked to order (24 hour advance notice required).

Bear Buns Bakery and Cafe
3251 Greyling Dr.
San Diego, CA 92123 (Map)
(858) 573-2327

An Absolute Can’t Miss

Hopefully you’ll be visiting Bear Buns Bakery and Café soon, but if you needed a final push consider going after noon. Once 12 o’clock hits the baked goods (excluding cookies and muffins) become buy-one-get-one, perhaps the best deal in town!

By patronizing this local business you’re helping support small business owners who are committed to bringing you quality homemade food and drinks you simply can’t get at large commercial establishments. San Diego needs more of these types of businesses, and we wish the new owners all the greatest success!