Poway Favorite Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe Brings Second Location To San Diego's Scripps Ranch

October 24, 2019

Poway's popular Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe has opened a second location in San Diego's Scripps Ranch, offering organic and ingredient-driven dishes ranging from French toast and sandwiches to artisanal baked goods.

In 2012, Shirin Soroushian teamed up with her daughter Michka and husband Drew Hoffos to open Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe off Sabre Springs Parkway in San Diego's North County area of Poway. Shirin initially handled all the baking while her son-in-law chef manned the kitchen on a day-to-day basis. The cafe grew a strong neighborhood following with its menu of fresh and seasonal dishes with options for every dietary preference, and after 3 years it expanded to the unit next door and nearly doubled in size.

Now, the mother and daughter owned business has opened a 2,350 square-foot location within Scripps Ranch Marketplace. Like the flagship location, the menu is heavily locally-sourced, seasonally inspired, and changes based on what their partner-farms can source. From the Ramona-egg and goat cheese atop the avocado toast, to the tender kale in the Caesar salad, partner/chef Drew Hoffos goes local and organic whenever he can. The new menu features items like a chimichurri steak panini and locally-sourced tuna salad, and their baked goods are on display for the taking, as are the many gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian menu options. The modern indoor space blooms in greenery and opens to a large, tree shaded patio with seating for up to 55. A menu of beer and wine will also be added in the near future.

"I know as a mom that I need a go-to place near home with a clean and healthy menu everyone agrees on," explained Nutmeg partner/manager Michka Hoffos. "We hope to become that for families here in Scripps Ranch. Our region is lucky to have some of the best farms and farmers in the country. I think it’s a beautiful, synergistic relationship that we’re a small, family-owned restaurant supporting small family-owned farms."

Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe also offers catering options for events of all sizes, with a catering menu able to accommodate a wide-range of food preferences and allergies. The new location sits at 10755 Scripps Poway Parkway. For more information, visit nutmegsd.com.