My old stomping grounds.
Growing up in Pacifica there was nothing like going with my family to get sweet baked treats (in my case cinnamon rolls) from Fog City Java. Being a little squirt back then I remember sticking my face up to the glass display inside the little simple coffee shop with all the delicious treats and bagels inside. The best part was finally being handed my giant sweet cinnamon roll – which at the time took two hands to hold.
The coffee shop which was the first in Pacifica back in 1998 still stands quietly in its little corner. The interior hasn’t changed, and the baked goods are still provided by the same (and best) local bakery.
Walking back into Fog City Java on my short two day visit back to the bay area I couldn’t wait to order, sit at one of the simple tables, and just relax. To be somewhere, if just for a minute, where things never change (something unheard of in my Dubai life).
But enough chit-chat. Lets get down to ordering shall we?
We went first for two excellent chi lattes and this scrumptious apple fritter which my child cinnamon roll self discovered at Fog City Java as a teen (needless to say it’s delish). We also wanted a bit of lunch and decided on the sandwich (image above). That was a first for me, after years and years of coming here I had never ordered a sandwich. Oh was I missing out – the little number above is the chicken salad sandwich on dutch crunch bread (a north-cal specialty).
Of course I also had to get the cinnamon roll. In fact, if I could pick one thing in the wonderful world of food to describe my childhood it would be a Fog City Java cinnamon roll, hands down.
A perfect golden swirl of childhood happiness.
We happily ate our sandwich, the apple fritter and most of the cinnamon roll before bagging the rest for our walk on the Pacifica beach.
If you would like to stop by Fog City Java (which I highly recommend you do) you can get their hours and location map here.
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