Carlsbad's shakers and bakers - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Carlsbad's shakers and bakers

Posted: Updated:

CARLSBAD (CBS 8) – In Carlsbad Village, locals are shopping to the beat of a different drum, which is music to the ears of local cash registers.

Classic coffee cakes and other unique Denmark treats are the powdery staples of Carlsbad Danish Bakery.

"Copenhagen squares, homemade custards and the fresh fruit turnovers are big this time of year," an employee said. "Actually, by afternoon, this will all be gone."

How about a rainbow cake?

"It's three layers of almond cake with a raspberry and buttercream filling, and then it's topped with our fresh-made marzipan," she said.

In Carlsbad Village, it's a short walk from the Danish bakery on Roosevelt to an uber-hip inviting surf shop on State Street called Seaworthy.

"There's definitely an eclectic collection and different things," Andrew Cohen said. "It's kind of a revival of a lot of things. It's youth really appreciating things that are from the past are still relevant today."

The chandelier symbolically sheds light on the rich and deep lifestyle embraced the surfing culture.

"The owners purchased it to try and draw attention to the shape. It really embodies some the old style that you see," Andrew said.

In the village, Carlsbad is seeking synchronicity. Mom and pop shops are giving the area a vigorous economic jolt.

"We buy specialty items, we support local artists, we support local companies. We bring them back into our shop and hope that people appreciate what we have here," Andrew said.

It's a cream-filled Carlsbad riding the tide of a wave of prosperity.

  • Larry Himmel's NeighborhoodsMore>>

  • South Bay gets spooked

    South Bay gets spooked

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:12:33 GMT
    Are you one of those folks who are a little apprehensive about going to the dentist? One Chula Vista office is trying to ease the trauma of an appointment by turning their office into a haunted house. 
    Are you one of those folks who are a little apprehensive about going to the dentist? One Chula Vista office is trying to ease the trauma of an appointment by turning their office into a haunted house.
     
  • Time is up today

    Time is up today

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:29:40 GMT
    Heads up! Allied Gardens is about to have its clock cleaned. Time, which has stood at still at the triangle corner of Waring Road and Zion Avenue for the past six years is finally marching on. 
    Heads up! Allied Gardens is about to have its clock cleaned. Time, which has stood at still at the triangle corner of Waring Road and Zion Avenue for the past six years is finally marching on. 
  • Poway's power breakfast

    Poway's power breakfast

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:42:18 GMT
    A former police officer has found his niche in a countrified cafe where locals get a jump start on the day. 
    A former police officer has found his niche in a countrified cafe where locals get a jump start on the day. 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.