No better place to meet up with friends.

Isabelle Briens French Pastry Cafe always has the freshest pastries. Great coffee too!

— North County Times​

This is a neighborhood bakery for us and we love it.

Fresh, french and friendly. Great cakes to order as well!

— Yahoo Local

Can't believe that a Francophile like me only just discovered this place

(which has apparently been here nearly 5 years)! The Croissants are excellent; tender on the inside and flaky on the outside, just as it should be. The Almond Cookies and all their other pastries are just about as good as it gets.
Glad I stumbled upon it! Looking forward to trying a crepe next time, but they deserve 5 stars just for the perfect Croissants alone!

— Tracy N. (Solana Beach)

it was tres magnifique!

I used to walk past this place all the time because i thought it might just be some phony French place, but one day i thought i shouldn't judge so i went in and sure enough the lady at the counter was french!!! so is the manager!!!

— Yahoo Local

Everything I have had here has been wonderful

– croissants (the chocolate almond are TO DIE FOR), panini and croissant sandwiches, omelets, crepes both savory and sweet... everything. And the presentation is typically French, with a little side of fanned apple slices and some halved grapes, or a twist of orange slice artfully arranged. You can of course get strong French cafe au lait or espresso drinks, juices and European sodas. The counter help is friendly and didn't make me feel like an idiot when I tried out my college French, which is a good thing, because I realized afterwards that the last time I went there I greeted the server with "Welcome!" (Bienvenue!) instead of "Bonjour"--oh well :-)

— Yelp

Hi Isabelle,

I know you’re still travelling, but before I leave for our son’s wedding tomorrow, I wanted to let you know how terrific you and Suzanna are for helping create a wonderful brunch. Everything was perfect, and Suzanna and Philippe were charming and very efficient. Your food went over with great enthusiasm and we told many people about your store.

— 6/10/11