The Lenten Week is here. This big week for Christians everywhere is widely celebrated with parades, family reunions and especially masses finishing in the great feast that is Easter. While there are many ways of celebrating this Holy Week, Finding the best food and the best place to eat without having to contravene the essence of the season can be a bit challenging for some who revere the tradition . That is why we have prepared a 5 day (covering your Holy Monday to Good Friday) - breakfast route that everyone can enjoy dining with whether you want take the time to meditate and reminisce in celebration of the festivity, or  to kick off and have  a fresh start of your busy day ahead.

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Curious Fork
Solana Beach | 512 Via de La Valle

Grab a taste of their blue bottle coffee, baguette sandwiches and have we mentioned that they do offer an organic, gluten free menu? Although the buzz in the cafe is all about their top notch cooking classes offerings where you can learn how to chop, clean, prep peel and of course cook their farm fresh produce.

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Lofty Coffee Co.
Encinitas and Solana Beach | 90 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas; 132 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach

Sip the limited release of organic coffee in town, with a selection of different brews. Make some moments with their Aztec Mochas with cinnamon or a scratch caramel and fleur de sel lattes. Served by their free performing baristas in beanies.  

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Philz Coffee 
Encinitas | 1060 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

Love their spring-perfect “Mint Mojito” iced coffee, custom roasted and blended beans which you can sip on made-to-order pour-over brews. Philz has been a Bay Area cult favorite since its founding in 2002.

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The Kettle
Escondido | 119 East Grand Street

Have a hearty breakfast of their sandwich - on a croissant and their famous Supreme cup of iced coffee made in a slow drip process known as Kyoto. Its the most recommended combo of everyone.

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VG Donut & Bakery
Cardiff | 106 Aberdeen Drive

Savory scones, amazing cakes, glazing donuts and sumptuous cookies awaits you at VG. You can even have a try of their famous Jalapeno and cheddar plus one which is one of their top of the list.