Before heading back to Vegas after a short trip to Cali a while back, we made a short detour to Laguna Beach. Walking by all the downtown shops, we stopped by Scandia Bakery for a quick meal. Not just a bakery, they sell all sorts of items from desserts, pastries, hot food, salads, and sandwiches.

I’m not sure what possessed me to order lasagna from a bakery. Light on meat but heavy on sauce it was clumsily plated on paper plates and microwaved. Yikes! I should have gotten a sandwich instead.

Desserts fared slightly better. The oreo cake was filled with cloyingly sweet cream with thin layers of cake thrown in. Carrot cake was just above the quality you’d find at a grocery store. Lightly spiced, tiny slivers of carrots, and subtley sweet cream cheese layers made this a decent version but not one I’d probably get again.

Display cases filled with a wide variety of pastries and bakes goods made this an enticing stop. But one that proved to be more style than substance.

2.5 Stars

248 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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