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Azucar: Holiday faire with a Cuban flair

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - When it comes to holiday baking, it's all about tradition. So it stands to reason that pastry chef Vivian Hernandez-Jackson's sugar-laced cuisine has a Cuban lean.

"I'm from Miami, born and raised. I've been here for about eight years, and I just wanted to bring a piece of Miami to San Diego," Vivian said.

So three years ago, she opened Azucar.

"Everything we make is based on sugar," she said.

Even their authentic coffees.

"We have café Cubano, which is an Old Havana roast espresso, and as it's brewing we whip sugar into it," Vivian explained.

But it's in their pint-sized kitchen where they really get creative. All the goodies have to pass Estella's taste test. She doesn't know she's the luckiest girl alive, that her mother owns a bakery.

The bakery case is a cornucopia of creative Cuban pastries.

It's Azucar for the most authentic Cuban Noel this side of Fidel.

4820 Newport Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 523-2020

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