2Good2B Bakery and Cafe

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 114 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Gluten Free Menu + 16 more

204 N El Camino Real, Suite H, Encinitas, CA 92024 Directions

(760) 942-4663
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 22, 2017

    OMG nothing is off limits! No worries about crumbs on the table or cross contamination. The food is amazing, everything from baked goods to anything you'd find in a deli. I highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    October 17, 2017

    This place is rip-off. Food is not that great, and gluten free products are not that expensive. I'm celiac and I do get sick. Not worth it for me. No star review

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    2 rating Celiac friendly
    October 02, 2017

    This place used to make a wide variety of menu items: proteins and side dishes, which were displayed behind the sneeze guard. But they have scaled way back with fewer choices and small portions. There was barely any chicken in my pot pie or meat in my sandwich. And they used to give you two side dishes with an entree but now offer one, which is usually a salad or chips. But the prices are the same, if not higher. I hope this place survives.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    September 26, 2017

    The breakfast food was okay, not great. The staff was super friendly and welcoming. There are very few places that I can eat safely at with Celiac Disease so I may try here again.

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    5 rating
    July 28, 2017

    Great gluten free food. Everything is great and the whole store/bakery is gluten free.

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    2 rating Celiac friendly
    July 26, 2017

    This restaurant has loads of potential. Having a dedicated gf establishment is huge. Unfortunately, it was very DIRTY when we visited, which is very unappetizing. Seeing past the filthy shelves tables and floors was not easy. If the dining areas are filthy where customers can see, what must the other areas, such as food prep and refrigerators look like?

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    July 08, 2017

    Service was meh, food was good and fresh but the Mac & Cheese tasted like Velveeta. The tables were all dirty and the floor was absolutely filthy. They mixed up our sides so my salad ended up being half underneath my mom's panini sandwich. While I was transferring the salad to my plate, they came and asked how the food was. I said I didn't know yet. The cupcakes looked delicious but I didn't feel like spending $5 on a small cupcake. I doubt we'll be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    July 07, 2017

    My husband got my birthday cake here and it was AMAZING!! Everyone at the party loved it and no one could believe it was gf! Yum!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 25, 2017

    This was the coolest restaurant in California!! Was just diagnosed with Celiac and travelling from Toronto. Was a great place to stop between San Diego and Los Angeles. Thanks again Noah, Luis and Amanda. Totally put the cherry on top of our amazing trip!!

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    5 rating
    May 18, 2017

    Everything here is gluten free. My mother-in-law buys Thanksgiving pies here every year & they are delicious!

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    5 rating
    May 15, 2017

    This place is straight awesome

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    5 rating
    April 24, 2017

    Awesome. Best bakery/restaurant I have found.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 05, 2017

    This place is terrific! Knowledgeable staff, food is very fresh and delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    April 04, 2017

    This place is amazing. Cakes, cookies, muffins, meals and so much more. My celiac family is in heaven. Wish we had one of these in Michigan where we live.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    March 25, 2017

    Very helpful service as I need dairy free as well. Food tasted great.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 08, 2017

    Fantastic food and ALL gf. Hot meals, salads, paninis, breakfasts, lunches, dinners. Vegetarian, gf, lactose free, corn free and delicious. I've been visiting SanDiego for years from 2-9 weeks at a time. I've been searching for a restaurant like this without success until a few weeks ago when 2Good2Be was pointed out to me. I've made the commute from my rental unit on Mission Bay several times finding every meal perfect. They also have a great bakery offering breads, muffins, cupcakes and more. A visit to the LaJolla farmers market also revealed several other totally gf food vendors which is hopeful for those of us forced to change our eating choices and altering the familiar social settings we were accustomed to visiting with friends and family. Caring diet conscious entrepreneurs are providing choices for us that would be attractive to the regular eating public as well. Finally, this year finds local supermarkets such as Sprouts and Ralphs going out of their way to label their gf foods making grocery shopping easier and enjoyable. Only Whole Foods and Trader Joes continue to be behind the curve in helping the allergen sensitive. The old adage of organic is superior doesn't quite hold for everyone. Organic wheat, spelt, etc. is devastating for the celiac and others. I question if they'll ever care enough to go out of their way in a meaningful manner to help everyone make healthy food selections. Maybe next year.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 23, 2017

    Unreal!!Unreal!!Unreal!!Unreal!! The food was delicious and the staff was extremely knowledgeable.

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    5 rating
    February 22, 2017

    Phenomenal! Everything is GF. Great sandwiches and cakes!

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    2 rating Celiac friendly
    February 22, 2017

    While this place is very conscientious about ingredients, and the staff is friendly, the service is abominable. They got the order wrong, it took a painfully long time to get our food, and when we sent incorrect items back, it was like getting in the queue again at the back of the line. Not going back.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 18, 2017

    Amazing Amazing Amazing!!!!

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    5 rating
    February 11, 2017

    So good! Celiac heaven!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    February 09, 2017

    Amazing!! The chicken pesto panini was awesome!! I also loved that you could get 2 sides and one of them was a GF bread pudding!!! I also loved the education screens!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    January 28, 2017

    Seriously the best gf cupcakes I have ever had... so worth the drive! Great selection of baked goods.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 04, 2017

    We are from the SF Bay Area and always stop here when visiting family in town. My daughter has celiac, so traveling can be challenging. Today we had the BLTA, caprese panini, and citrus salad with seared ahi. It was amazing! Dessert were s'mores cupcake and espresso mocha cupcake. Wish I had room for more!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 22, 2016

    My absolute favorite place to eat. Very safe and good food

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 17, 2016

    Love this place! Celiac-safe, gluten-free food that even my gluten-eating son enjoys:)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 09, 2016

    So nice to find a dedicated GF cafe when traveling!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    June 30, 2016

    Healthy Creations and Curious Fork are better, but decent food and 100% gluten free.

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    5 rating
    May 22, 2016

    Breath of fresh air being able to eat worry free and taste absolutely delicious!!! Definitely recommend to anyone and everyone!

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    5 rating
    April 27, 2016

    Food was great, yum!! favorful, healthy and gluten safe. I enjoyed a egg and bacon panini with a sweet potatoe augratin (both gluten and dairy free). my husband enjoyed the cinnamon raisin french toast, very good. will definitely be back for more! we brought home a carrot cake and red velvet cupcake for later tonight. nice selections of breads. they ship online too. yes, you need to check this one out!! :-) yes celiac friendly.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 30, 2016

    This place is delicious! Such a breath of fresh air in regard to worry-free dining. My fiancé and I are even having them make our wedding cake!!👍🏻

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 17, 2016

    Such great food! Awesome to find a place where I know the food is safe to eat.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 09, 2016

    Awesome! Traveling with a 5 year old type 1 diabetic and celiac, it is such a lovely experience to find a place where she can have anything safely! called ahead and ordered for a large group, took it to the beach and it was so delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 22, 2016

    Dedicated business **** this place is a dream; can't believe how good it is....breakfast was amazing! The dessert were top notch.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 17, 2016

    The food is so delicious I bad to double check that it is gluten free. I was in Carlsbad visiting friends and ate here every meal. Delicious quiche, pot pie with a flaky crust, Paninis, bread pudding, cupcakes, muffins, etc.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 04, 2015

    Great.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 30, 2015

    2GOOD2B is a great spot to find gluten, soy and corn free dishes. They have a bakery section with an impressive selection of cupcakes and other delightful goodies as well as a savory selection of foods for lunch and dinner, similar to other fast-casual places with a great selection. I've had salads, sandwiches and more; the pot-pies are a favorite for sure.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 25, 2015

    Anyone who has Celiac Disease or a gluten intolerance needs to go to 2Good2B Bakery and Cafe. I can't begin to tell you how amazing it feels to walk into a bakery and know that it's safe for you to eat anything on the menu! You can eat everything from pizza or mac&cheese, to panini sandwiches, and even breakfast items like cinnamon raisin french toast. And if you get a craving for some of their sweet treats and cafe favorites, you can find some of their products in the gluten free freezer section at Keil's Food Stores.

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    5 rating
    April 02, 2015

    Voted the best gluten-free bakery in San Deigo, 2Good2B serves up every sweet indulgence you could dream up from gluten-free banana raisin bread pudding to cupcakes, pies and more. This is also an excellent choice for breakfast. Not only are there glutenfree baked goods like cinnamon rolls, muffi ns and quiche to try, but also omelets, breakfast paninis and even red velvet pancakes!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 08, 2015

    It was priceless to see my celiac daughter eating and sharing everyone's food! I wish we had one closer to home ❤️ chicken pot pie was delicious, chocolate brownie... Yum!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    December 16, 2014

    My boyfriend bought me pretty much one item from every dessert category so I can safely say the cupcakes, bars, cookies, muffins, and cinnamon rolls are all delicious! I visit every time I am near San Diego!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 09, 2014

    Amazing gluten-free desserts!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 29, 2014

    Great selection and so wonderful to be able to wall on in and order anything!! Wish I would have been here sooner in my vacation.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 12, 2014

    This place (San Diego location) is a great find. They have good varied breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus and they are reasonably priced for what you get. Many different baked goods are available as well. We had a bacon, egg, tomato panini for breakfast and Mac & cheese for lunch. You would now they were gluten free by taste. I will definitely be back next time I am in the area. My only complaint is that they are only open until 6pm Tuesday - Thursday.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 30, 2014

    Stopped here for lunch today after eating dinner at the San Diego location on Saturday. I had the turkey meatball sandwich with side salad. The meatballs were delicious and I loved the strawberry-poppy seed dressing. My wife had the turkey pannini which she loved including the bread! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 28, 2014

    I am NCGS (so far but hoping my kaiser docs will get their head outta their butts long enough to care). I haven't tried a meal at 2good2b but have been a few times for treats. sooooooo good! What I love best is how knowledgable they are about not just gluten but other ingredients that can cause issues. I learned so much just sitting there watching the slideshow. This place rocks!

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    1 rating
    September 18, 2014

    For you: The bakery seemed legit full of GF items and happy take out customers. For Management: Your service was atrocious the people behind the counter had zero customer service. The other GF food options were bland there are things like herbs that are full of flavor and on top of that just for bacon eggs n toast it was pricey. What the heck happy bad birthday to me.

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    5 rating
    September 16, 2014

    I have found heaven for gluten free people who love baked goods! Scones, muffins and breads were all wonderful. The staff was incredibly knowledgable and eager to help. I highly recommend! PS. They are also soy and high fructose corn syrup free.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 09, 2014

    Best gluten free EVER! My heart was broken because they were closed on Monday so I only got to eat here once. Fantastic food, great service, best meal I've had since being diagnosed with celiac.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 09, 2014

    The food, staff and ambiance are all amazing. A must try if you have Celiac Disease. My husband and son do not have CD and they also really enjoyed the food. The salted caramel cupcake and baguettes were delicious and we could not tell they were GF. Other items we tried and liked are: the chicken pesto sandwich, grilled cheese, meatball sandwich, club sandwich. Wish they could open a store near me!!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Cupcakes
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • French Toast
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Pies
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Corn-Free
  • Lunch
  • Peanut-Free
  • Soy-Free
Monday
7 am - 8 pm
Tuesday
7 am - 8 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 8 pm
Thursday
7 am - 8 pm
Friday
7 am - 8 pm
Saturday
7 am - 8 pm
Sunday
8 am - 2 pm
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