Coffee & Treats in Antioch

50% Off at Pacific Cookie Company

Berkeley

$8 $4

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Customers savor freshly baked cookies crafted from ingredients such as Guittard chocolate, whole eggs, cane sugar, and unbleached flour

50% Off Tasting Tour for 2 at Alegio Chocolaté /Claudio Corallo

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Guides tell visitors the story of Alegio's history and African cacao plantation while sharing 12 samples of all-natural chocolate

Half Off Cinnamon Rolls at Cinnaholic

University of California Berkeley

$12 $6

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Gourmet cinnamon rolls are 100% vegan, made with soy and beet sugar, and come in flavors such as lemon and rocky road

Up to 50% Off Mini Cupcakes or Cheesecake Bites

Tennyson - Alquire

$48 $25

Patial proceeds from mini cupcake and cheesecake orders benefit homeless families and go toward future youth transitional center

Up to 52% Off at The Cupcake Shoppe

Hayward

$60 $29

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Bite-size cupcakes available in the following flavors: vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, snickerdoodle, strawberry, lemon, and marble

Up to 25% Off Grand Lake Coffee House

Oakland

$8 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$9 for Pastries and Café Food at Sweetie Pies

Central Napa

$16 $9

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The bakery café serves paninis, wraps, savory tarts, and individual-size pies and dessert bars

Half Off Chocolate and Wine

Napa

$28 $14

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Duos sip expertly paired chocolates & wines at marble-style tabletops, then nibble signature handcrafted truffles & dipped strawberries

43% Off One Dozen Cupcakes

Elk Grove

$25 $14.25

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One dozen cupcakes in flavors such as vanilla, orange, Snickers, and sweet potato

Select Local Merchants

1111 James Donlon Blvd
Antioch,
CA
US

Loard’s Ice Cream beguiles ice cream connoisseurs with more than 40 flavors of cold culinary comfort. Experience the tastes of fall without sautéing leaf piles by slurping up regular-sized scoops of pumpkin or maple-walnut ice cream crafted with cream from local suppliers ($2.50 each). Popular concoctions such as cookie-dough, bubble-gum, and ube-taro-root ice cream color tongues’ opinions on nothing-but-dessert diets, swaying them to beg for milkshakes for breakfast ($3.85), double scoops for lunch ($3.85), and kids’-sized scoops for post-cardio workouts ($1.90). The punch cards unlock further treasures of Loard’s loaded menu, including ice-cream-free italian sodas, shaved ices, and freshly made cookies.

7760 Brentwood Blvd
Brentwood,
CA
US

In the bright spaces of Jamba Juice, mixers sprinkle mountains of all-natural, low-fat frozen yogurt with choices from seven toppings, such as almond and coconut. Dubbed Whirl'ns, cups filled with swirling, rivulet-etched peaks of frozen yogurt fuse the nutrition of real fruit and natural ingredients with the beneficial circuit training of active yogurt cultures.

1975 Diamond Blvd
Concord,
CA
US

Surprisingly enough, the most popular item at Rachel Dunn Chocolates is an apple. The Unbelievable Apple, in fact. A true dessert behemoth, this nearly 3-pound fruit is painted with hearty coats of caramel, chocolate, and fresh-roasted almonds. There’s not even any room left for the stick. Feeding as many as 12 people when sliced up, the apple has earned the attention of celebrity sweets-lovers ranging from Rosie O’Donnell to Williams-Sonoma founder Chuck Williams.

That’s not to say that Rachel, a chocolatier with 30 years of experience, is a one-treat pony. Her beloved dark honeycomb chocolate was selected as one of the 101 Best Bites of the East Bay by Diablo magazine in 2011, and her kitchen has churned out more than 72 million of her addictive Ebird’s perfect peppermint cookies. Though esteemed, Rachel’s hardly secretive about her methods, she personally hosts regular chocolate-making classes in her very own factory.

1021 Detroit Ave
Concord,
CA
US

Little Red Bistro, an idyllic café splashed in vivid crimson accents, suffuses its intimate interior with eyelid-unfurling aromas wafting off three kinds of espresso. As the sun inches over the horizon and the boogeyman dives beneath the bed, the bistro’s chefs fold 17 kinds of crepes, ranging from sweet creations stuffed with peanut butter and jelly to savory pockets piled with green eggs and ham. Golden sear marks color seven piping-hot paninis that swaddle gourmet ingredients such as prosciutto, pesto, and roasted red peppers. Sips of frappes flavored with white chocolate and irish cream forge a fitting accompaniment to the café’s homemade desserts, which rotate daily.

690 Gregory Ln, Ste 4
Pleasant Hill,
CA
US

At Mango Star, patrons can lounge on an outdoor patio while sipping sugary bubble teas, fruit-packed smoothies, and thin, flavorful crepes from a menu that overflows with coffee and café fare. Apply $6 per visit toward hot or cold blended tea ($2.75–$3.75), in flavors such as honeydew, jasmine green, and passion fruit, served with optional tapioca pearls freshly plucked from the mouths of seaside tapioca mollusks. Airborne forks can rip open savory crêpes with gusto, revealing chicken, tomato, pesto, and cheese ($5.95), or gourmet avocado, mushroom, onion, tomato, olives, and cheese ($5.25). Sweet crêpes arrive crowned with powdered sugar and whipped cream and boasting coats of strawberry nutella ($5.25), peach and ice cream ($5.95), and the sweet and tart trifecta of strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry ($6.50). Free WiFi and an outdoor patio let patrons browse favorite dog-fashion blogs while sipping espresso ($2.75+) and gourmet coffee ($1.50–$1.75).

1300 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill,
CA
US