Baguette Bros opened recently in San Diego, serving fusion Vietnamese sandwiches. The restaurant is currently in soft opening mode, but offers a full menu of sandwiches, sides, and drinks.
I was definitely excited by the menu, with fun and exciting options like lemongrass pork banh mi, bulgogi fries, and Nutella drip coffee.
Because everything is made to order, it did take a little longer than usual, but it was worth the wait.
Fish Sauce Wings
We started with an order of wings. I wished the wings had a little more crunch. The fattier parts of the skin were still soft. I also would have liked a little more flavor to the fish sauce. It was there, but more subtle than the versions we’ve had at Que Huong.
Gangnam Style (Korean fusion bulgogi ribeye and sautéed onions topped with house made kimchi miso aioli)
All the sandwiches are served with seasoned shrimp chips, identical to the ones given at Supernatural Sandwiches. The sandwich was fully stuffed with lean cuts of marinated ribeye meat. Adding additional flavor to the sandwich was their kimchi miso aioli, giving the sandwich an overall saucy feel that makes for a great tasting sandwich.
We loved how flavorful the sandwich was and the French baguette it was served on was also fluffy and substantial. Yes, the sandwiches cost more here than classic Vietnamese banh mi shops, but I think the portion, quality of ingredients and flavor more than justify the prices.
Rise & Shine (Vietnamese Sausage and egg omelet drizzled with soy sauce)
We also ordered their version of the breakfast banh mi. I was particularly excited to see this because I’ve never been up early enough at a banh mi shop to be able to order the breakfast ones. The folded egg omelet was surprisingly fluffy and very enjoyable. Despite not having all the flavors and ingredients of our other sandwich, we really enjoyed this one as well.
Bulgogi Fries (Bulgogi Ribeye, sauteed onions, and a fried egg on top of a mountain of fries)
I was definitely excited to see this dish, overloaded fries topped with bulgogi and a fried egg. The fries could have been a bit crisper, but overall we enjoyed it.
We were also very intrigued by their Nutella drip coffee and Cookie Butter drip coffee. We tried both and I don’t have photos of them because for some reason all the photos I took came out blurry. Both were made-to-order, and followed the traditional Vietnamese-style coffee process, before being served in a cup over ice. I really wish I had photos because I was impressed with both. The Nutella one tasted bolder and stronger, but had a good balance of coffee and Nutella flavor. The Cookie Butter tasted sweeter and lighter, but again, I thought it was a good balance of coffee and cookie butter.
Overall, we had a great first experience here and we can’t wait to come back and try more of their menu. You can check their social media for up-to-date information on their opening hours during soft opening stage, but when I visited, they were open Mon – Sun 11am – 9PM.
You can also check out Kirk’s post here!
4698 Convoy St #105, San Diego, CA 92111