The Curious Fork — culinary café and teaching space — opens in Solana Beach


The Curious Fork, the new healthy café and hybrid culinary space in Solana Beach, is now open. Located in the Ocean Pointe complex at 512 Via de la Valle, the 1,800 sq. ft. venue is a haven for the health-conscious, food-curious community with a fresh quick-service café for breakfast and lunch, an educational kitchen offering cooking classes and guest speakers, and a culinary retail center, all under one roof. The Curious Fork strives to source the best organic ingredients and unique products – including the famed Oakland and Brooklyn-based Blue Bottle Coffee, marking the first time the coveted brand is offered in Southern California.

Behind The Curious Fork concept are founders and Executive Chefs Barbara McQuiston and Kai Peyrefitte. “Our mission is simple: to bring wholesome, healthy, fun gluten-free cooking into people’s lives,” said McQuiston. “We want to provide an approachable, engaging space for learning and really highlighting the importance and joy of the food we put into our bodies every day. We are focused on producing excellent cuisine along with a fun learning experience and to be a community resource – whether it be how to cook seasonal ingredients picked up from their local farmers market or figuring out what gluten-free even means, we are here to help.”

The quick-service café is currently open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For more information, call 855-387-3675 or visit