One of the most authentic small town diners in Julian, Miner’s Diner serves excellent food and has an unparalleled ambience. The interior is filled with various licence plates on one wall and a soda bar reminiscent of the fifties on the other, complete with the Coca-Cola sign hanging overhead that makes it feel like you have flashed back to the past. Up above a train track runs a model train along both sides of the diner. On the other side of the diner, the entrance to the “Candy Mine” calls to everyone’s inner child. Don’t miss the amazing old fashioned soda floats. With over a dozen soda flavors, this is a float with unlimited potential.
Julian Pie Company
The overwhelming aroma of Julian Pie Company is only one of the many perks of purchasing pie there. The first bite of warm apple pie makes the line worth the wait. The crisp fall air makes every piece of pie taste infinitely better, and the amazing coffee is an satisfying compliment. If the weather isn’t quite perfect fall weather, order apple pie a la mode, and still experience a fall classic despite the persistent San Diego heat. Don’t miss the Caramel Dutch Apple Pie. This caramel drizzled apple pie is an amazing twist on an old favorite and a great fall food.
Downtown Julian is a fall classic for a good reason. Not only does the whole town smell like apples and cinnamon, the scenic fall colors that paint the hillside are a sight found nowhere else in San Diego. Activities vary from weekend to weekend so make sure to stop by City Hall to get an inside look on all the fun fall happenings. Even just a stroll down Julian’s main street can result in a day long shopping spree hopping from one mom-n-pop shop to the next. The auburn and crimson colored trees create the perfect backdrop for photos with friends. Don’t miss the Miner’s Diner and Julian Pie Company. Both are perfect places to grab lunch and copious amounts of pie.