I've been craving so badly for macarons (English)/macaroons (French spelling), and in San Diego they don't have many places nearby my home that sell them. I found on Yelp though that there's a cafe called Opera Cafe & Patisserie that sells a box of 12 of them for $12 which is considered "cheap" in comparison to other places that sell them for $2 a piece! Opera Cafe is a French restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch on a daily basis. It's located in Sorrento Valley where a lot of the businesses are so it can get pretty crowded!
I stopped by the cafe a little after 1PM and to my surprise the cafe was so packed! The cafe works like Panera Bread where you order and pay at the front, you're given a number card to place at your table, and then they deliver your food. The cafe was not at all quiet! I felt like it was a huge and popular restaurant with both many indoor and outdoor seating! I definitely want to stop by for lunch one day to try out the menu, but I was solely there to satisfy my craving! The 12 macarons were already packaged in a box and came in six flavors, two of each!
I've definitely tried out better ones, and I noticed that these are smaller sized than usual, but that is probably reflected in the cheaper price.
Here's a look at the inside of the chocolate macaron:
Do I recommend these macarons? Yes! Though I have experienced better macarons, these aren't too bad for the price. You can taste the flavors and they are inexpensive in comparison to other French bakeries!
I do want to come back to this restaurant and order a meal too! They also had a nice display of other desserts that looked so good! I'll definitely give this place another try for their other foods! :)