The bakery and café serves up a menu of scratch-made sandwiches and European-style breads from an arsenal of all-natural ingredients, offering breakfast, lunch, and pre-dinner (open until 5 p.m. on weekdays, 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and 7 p.m. on Padres game nights). Hand-held creations are assembled atop naturally leavened breads, baked fresh each morning. Celebrate a beauteous moonset with a morning sandwich of two eggs, provolone, optional breakfast meats ($0.75+), and European butter on a fresh-baked roll ($2.75), or mark a day's most middling moment by feasting on a Tuscany sandwich, with fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, olives, onions, and arugula, all drizzled with a savory dressing ($7.25). Bread on Market also serves fresh-made soups ($2.75+), salads ($5.50+), and sweets, including its raspberry-bar cookies ($2.50) and rotating selection of sliced cakes ($3.50). Included with your Groupon is a loaf of bread, so peruse the offerings before settling on a loaf of challah, potato dill, raisin walnut, or olive baton, among others ($6).
Helmed by sisters Rosalina, Monica, Lorena, and Giovanna Ascolani, Coronado Cupcakery brings a welcome dash of the familial to the cozy confines of Coronado. Following in their cupcake-loving mother’s footsteps, the siblings craft creatively flavored desserts each day in the form of red velvet, coconut cake, and lunch-friendly peanut butter and jelly cupcakes—a cousin of the chocolate cake sandwich. In addition to their daily flavors available in store, they custom-design birthday cupcakes, cater weddings, and bake muffins, cookies, and regular-sized cakes.
Bagel Club Marina's grinder hoppers churn with full loads of organic and fair trade coffee beans, dripping into steamy obsidian cups that pair with a full array of New York–style bagels baked daily. Breakfasting pairs lounge in cushy leather chairs or on the brick patio, unwrapping breakfast bagel sandwiches built to order from sundry cheeses, meats, scrambled eggs, and any bagel. Turkey doubles over under a coating of pepper jack cheese, and crisp bacon wraps itself in a blanket of cheddar for one final dream. Alternatively, visitors present their punch cards for a series of five choices from the specialty drink menu, their cups foaming over with frothy lattes and gourmet espressos. Chai lattes and other loose leaf teas fill the requirement for government-mandated tea times, and a slew of iced coffees saves impatient drinkers from scalded taste buds.
Justin Fassio earned his personal-training certification during his time in the military, when his passion for exercise landed him the chance to lead a physical training program for an Air Force–operations group. Once his time in the force was up, he didn't leave his love of fitness back at base—he brought it home with him. Today, he leads outdoor fitness programs for all citizens.
Nutritionist Rachel Bowman has a background in Clinical and Holistic Nutrition, offering a wide acumen of current nutritional research. Her career now emphasizes weight management in all walks of life, ranging from digestive health to healthy eating while traveling. Her sports enthusiasm has also forged professional relationships with athletes and key athletic trainers.
The partnership of the two is ideal at San Diego Core Fitness, where staffers emphasize that fitness and nutrition always work hand-in-hand. The varied boot-camp workouts fuse fun and motivation with functional training techniques designed to help build up neglected core muscles and regain muscular balance. Personal-training sessions are supplemented with nutritional advice and lifestyle counseling, and keeps semiprivate training sessions small so that each participant can receive individual attention. During outdoor boot camps, groups make use of whatever the locations offer as equipment—depending on the scenery, they wade through deep beach sand, run up open-air stairs, and bench-press park benches.