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San Diego — By The San Diego Guide on January 7, 2008 at 11:54 am

Cafe Merlot

Café Merlot, known for their culinary expertise is located on the outskirts of San Diego, tucked away in Bernardo Winery.  The atmosphere of this establishment is top-notch because the winery is a lovely place to visit, as are the array of specialty shops.  

The waft of aromas immediately attract diners at this award winning, contemporary restaurant.  It’s rustic surroundings are the perfect place for breakfast and lunch.  The wood beams add an additional rustic charm to this pleasant enclosed patio  

Café Merlot can better be described as an informal, relaxed atmosphere, catering to those who enjoy good food.   The popular breakfast of choice at Café Merlot is by far the breakfast burrito filled with eggs, black beans and your choice of cheese. The homemade salsa adds that special zing to this creation.  The bagel and croissant breakfast sandwiches are other great picks at Café Merlot.

Lunches at Café Merlot are wonderful, as diners in true European fashion, are invited to have a glass of wine from the winery with their meal. Before the meal is served, warm baguettes are brought to the table. The garlic dipping sauce is fantastic!

Do try the lobster bisque or carrot ginger soup while you are dining at the café. If you are craving a unique salad then take a stab at the grilled vegetable salad abound with portabella mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, roasted garlic, and Feta cheese, which is served over crisp Romaine lettuce and laced with tomato basil dressing.

Grilled Chicken Breast with Fresh Poblano Peppers is their signature sandwich and is served with a fresh garden salad.

If there’s room for dessert, do order the bread pudding or apple strudel.  

Bon appetite!

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