We are excited to become a part of the tight-knit community of La Mesa, where everybody seems to know everyone else and good news travels fast. We chose La Mesa for our new location because it has all the comfortable charm of a small town, yet it is just a few miles east of San Diego’s beaches. Visit us here and you’ll find a menu filled with pizza, stromboli and cheesesteak sandwiches, the Himmelberg Bar, and fresh baked irresistible desserts.


Drink a toast to a local hero at the Himmelberg Bar! Joey Himmelberg was a much loved presence in La Mesa—someone who seemed to know everyone and was always willing to lend a helping hand to whoever needed it. For years, he co-owned a bar named Joe ‘N’ Andy’s Hole in the Wall, and was known as a strong supporter of local music and the arts, as a philanthropist, and a vital member of the community. When he passed away in 2016 at the age of 49, he left a huge void, and, in naming the Himmelberg Bar in our La Mesa location, we honor his memory and all that he meant to the community.


The best hot cheesesteak sandwiches this side of Philly are here in La Mesa! We start with authentic Amoroso rolls delivered straight from Philadelphia’s most famous bread bakery. Then we take these 11 inch hearth-baked beauties and stuff them with thinly sliced meat mixed directly with white American cheese. Choose from the classic—steak grilled with onions, mushrooms and green peppers with melted white American cheese—or five other variations starring steak or chicken.

Foundation Bakery

Foundation Bakery now has a home here in La Mesa! We make custom confections for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, graduations or any special occasion. Ask about customized cakes, pastries and more for your next event. For inquiries and pricing, please contact Rachael at rachael.musico@thepatiosd.com.