501 First Ave Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: +(619) 236-8799 - Fax: +(619) 236-8911

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There’s something special about Simon’s Cafe and Catering. Our deli is based upon quality and the tradition of creating by hand. We bake rolls for our sandwiches, focaccia for our Panini and pastry for our breakfasts, from scratch, on site! We come in at the crack of dawn to make batch after batch of dough, and bake the freshness into our bread and pastry. From our cinnamon buns and scones to our signature homemade cookie with every lunch, it’s all crafted from our hearts to your hands. A gourmet meal from Simon’s will leave you wishing your last bite was your first!

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If you peer into our kitchen, you will see the baking of rolls, chopping of farm fresh vegetables and the creation of Simon’s original recipes. You will smell perfectly seasoned meats roasting on a grill and the aroma of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. From our triple layered, fresh berry yogurt parfaits to our high quality meat and cheeses, Simon’s only serves the finest. There are no preservatives or additives used. Some prefer to take shortcuts – At Simon’s Gourmet Sandwiches, it may cost us more to prepare food this way, but at the end of the day, we know we did it right. The real reward for our team is making our customers exceptionally happy with our food.


Kal, the proprietor and chef has been cooking since the 1970’s and has over 22 years of baking experience. He brings his international skills and techniques to the kitchen and trains our staff to produce a quality product through consistent recipes.

Ultimately, Kal’s true joy in life is making people happy with his food. He would never consider settling for anything less than homemade for his guests.

Kal may be the master of the kitchen, but Freada, his wife, is the face of Simon’s Cafe and Catering. She and her staff are the friendly smiles at the register ready to answer all of your ordering and catering needs. As a team, this couple is dedicated to making sure that your experience at Simon’s Cafe and Catering is perfect from your first bite to your last! From our family to yours, we welcome you to Simon’s Cafe and Catering.