Lilli La Jolla

La Jolla, CA


“Il Giardino di Lilli is a tribute to my late grandmother, Liliana Carani, who continues to inspire me, especially my love and appreciation for good food & beautiful gardens.”

– Stefania Sciomachen


Il Giardino di Lilli, meaning “Lilli’s garden” is a beautiful Italian garden cafe and bakery located in the heart of La Jolla Village.

This beautiful space is inspired by our founder Stefania’s late grandmother, Lilliana Carani – whose kitchen and garden in Italy were home to some of Stefania’s fondest memories growing up.

All of our pastries & desserts are inspired by family recipes passed down generations, to bring you a little bit of Italy, right here in San Diego.


Our Menus

Food + Pastries

We serve sweet & savory pastries freshly baked in-house (daily) from the finest quality ingredients. Say Ciao to our pastry chef, Daniele, who joins us all the way from Rome, Italy.

Coffee + Drinks

We offer a variety of coffee, teas, lattes and fresh juices to take away or enjoy in our garden.

Fatto a modo

Our menu is designed with love and a passion for the traditional Italian way. Locally sourced, clean and quality ingredients are at the heart of every item.


Our Info:

Monday - Sunday

7am – 3pm
Closed Tuesday


7467 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037


La Jolla Village

The coastal community of La Jolla Village is home to some of San Diego’s
most beautiful white-sand beaches, boutiques and galleries.