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Solomon's Bakery

23020 Lake Forest Dr.
Mission Viejo, CA 92653
949-586-4718

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  • Mon - Fri 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sat 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sun 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • $
  • Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Wheelchair accessible
  • Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
At 3 a.m., when most Orange Countians are halfway through their slumber, Solomon Dueñas leaves Aliso Viejo and begins the 15-minute commute he's made nearly every morning to his Jewish bakery since 1987. Glass displays at Solomon's are clean, highlighting all the favorites of the Jewish-pastry galaxy-stomach-stuffing babkas; fruity hamantaschen; crumbly rugelach available in chocolate, raspberry and apricot. Even better is a Dueñas original that he calls an apple-raisin bran, a block of caramelized flour so decadent that customers drive in from San Diego and even Washington state just for a sniff.

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