Cafe Lavande 7644 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA92037 At Cafe Lavande, tucked away behind wrought-iron gates, diners can escape to a place where food takes center stage. Chef…More and owner Ted Witte prides himself on creating a seasonal French California menu. The atmosphere will remind you of a New Orleans French Quarter courtyard bistro. Sit outside by the fountain to eat a leisurely lunch of a Cobb salad paired with a duck sandwich. Or try a bistro classic of steak and pomme frites. The menu changes seasonally, so try new dishes that excite your taste buds now.