Coffee & Treats in California

Dippin’ Dots – 40% Off Frozen Treats

Fashion Valley Mall

$10 $6

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Tiny flash-frozen beads of ice cream in flavors such as birthday cake, cookies 'n' cream, cotton candy, and rainbow ice

Up to 50% European Cafe Fare at La Lune Sucrée

Downtown San Jose

$20 $12

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Pastry chef Bettina Pope bakes puff-pastry quiches, flaky croissants, and crusty baguettes for gourmet sandwiches alongside handmade crepes

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at IceBee

SoMa

$10 $5

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Late-night frozen yogurt shop with flavors such as mango and cookies 'n' cream that can be topped with fresh fruit, chocolate, and mochi

Up to 50% Off Easter Cookie Cakes at Hungry Bear Cookies

Multiple Locations

$18.99 $10

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Cake-sized cookies bearing Easter-themed decorations are perfect for sharing at Easter parties or other spring gatherings

$10 for Treats at Cookie Connection and Cookie Company

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Original recipes and preservative-free ingredients form 16 daily cookie varieties, plus rotating flavors such as molasses and lemon drop

Up to 55% Off a Juice Cleanse

Revive Juice

$210 $99

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Meant for people who have cleansed before, this cleanse offers daily cold-pressed juices that feature a larger percentage of greens

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

52% Off at The Cookie Jar

Downtown Bakersfield

$25 $12

Nibble on a decorated cookie in the shape of a frog, or old-fashioned cookies in flavors such as chocolate-chip macadamia and snickerdoodle

Up to 37% Off at French’s Pastry Bakery

Multiple Locations

$30 $19

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Signature danishes with fruit or chocolate, both with cream cheese; rotating selection of pies and custom cakes made with real whipped cream

47% Off at Brian's Shave Ice

Los Angeles

$22.50 $12

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Hawaiian-style shave ice treats in flavors such as mango, strawberry, lychee & cotton candy are filled with ice cream, mochi, or Dole whip

50% Off Frozen Treats

College East

$8 $4

Snow cream is a frozen creation that's not quite ice cream but not quite a snow cone, and can be crowned with toppings and flavored sauces

44% Off Cupcakes at HannaH

Central San Jose

$39 $22

Assorted cupcakes from professional pastry chef Hannah Sim; flavors might include chocolate espresso, red velvet, or banana nutella

Up to Half Off Mini Cupcakes at Mission Minis

Mission

$24 $12

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Bite-size cupcakes in flavors such as Peanut Butter Kiss, Swiss Almond Coconut, Vegan Banana Maple, and many more

50% Off Large Cupcakes at Simply Frosted Cupcakes

Fresno

$30 $15

Large cupcakes in flavors ranging from classic vanilla and salted caramel to pink champagne

$6.99 for Donuts from Danny's Mini Donuts

Old Sacramento

$12 $6.99

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Hot, made-to-order mini donuts with chocolate, powdered sugar, or cinnamon

Up to 51% Off at Cookies by Design

Long Beach

$44.99 $22

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Fresh-baked and hand-decorated cookie bouquets for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions

47% Off at All The Perks Espresso Café

Irvine

$30 $16

Pastries, paninis, salads, and crepes complement an extensive selection of handcrafted espresso drinks and specialty lattes

Up to Half Off Breakfast and Lunch Fare at Vees Café

Los Angeles

$22 $11

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Omelets, French toast, deluxe salads & ribeye quesadillas served with espresso, organic tea & smoothies indoors & outdoor cafe tables

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Fiji Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

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Patrons fill cups with their favorite flavors of frozen yogurt and top off with fresh fruit, candies, and crushed sweets

Up to 57% Off Pretzels at Pretzelmaker

San Jose

$20 $9

Soft flavored pretzels or pretzel-wrapped hot dogs accompany sodas or waters

Up to 50% Off at Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies

Pier 39

$10 $6

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Rich, creamy smoothies made with fresh ingredients in a variety of tropical flavors forgo artificial colors; authentic Hawaiian coffee

Half Off Café Food

Tahoe Park

$20 $10

Grab some friends for beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, and more at a café that also offers plenty of vegan options

50% Off Frozen Treats at Whipp'd LA

West Hollywood

$24 $12

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Two homemade cookies held together with a layer of ice cream or graham-cracker crust pie with a choice of Blue Bell or soft serve ice cream

Half Off Churros and Other Sweet Treats at Churros El Tigre

San Ysidro

$10 $5

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Churros and bananas topped with sweet, all-natural flavors, as well as shaved ice doused in fresh fruit flavors

Up to 53% Off Gourmet Chocolate and Sweets

SoMa

$20 $10

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Customers can choose from a multitude of all-natural, gourmet chocolate products including organic and rainforest-certified items

41% Off Frozen Treats at Get Shaved

Multiple Locations

$4.25 $2.50

Stores and a traveling truck churn out Hawaiian-style frozen desserts that combine ice cream, flavored ice, and toppings

50% Off at LION Coffee

Clairemont Mesa East

$5 $2.50

Hawaiian-based company brews coffee and espresso, blends natural fruit smoothies, and serves toasty breakfast burritos

Cups and Cakes – 44% Off Mini-Cupcake Sampler

SoMa

$50 $28

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Bakers choose a sampler pack of 24 mini-cupcakes, each made from scratch based on the owner's daring ethos of experimentation

Up to 56% Off at Unique Pastry Bakery

Encino

$27 $12

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Kosher and pareve treats include mexican wedding cookies, chocolate rugelach and pastry options of mini éclairs and cream puffs

50% Off Gourmet Popcorn at Doc PopCorn

Located inside Maui Wowi

$10 $5

Fresh-popped kernels come in flavors such as kettle corn, Hoppin' jalapeño, and cheesy cheddar

50% Off at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea

El Sereno

$14 $7

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Loose-leaf teas, local Antigua coffees, creative espresso and smoothie drinks, and locally baked pastries

Half Off Soufflé Desserts at Souffle Cafe

North Beach

$10 $5

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11 soufflé flavors include key lime, coffee, green tea, and red bean-coconut; customers also receive 10% off additional purchases each visit

52% Off Coffee, Smoothies, Ice Cream, and Shakes at Coffee Land

North Hollywood

$25 $12

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A full selection of ice cream, shakes, smoothies, and specialty espresso

Up to 55% Off Cupcakes at Regal Cake Gallery

Mid-Wilshire

$42 $19

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Bakery featured on The Tonight Show creates cupcakes decorated with frosting and New York–style cheesecake cupcakes with strawberries

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Having garnered praise from the likes of Gayot, LA Weekly, and foodie blog Eating L.A., Gobi Mongolian BBQ fulfills the hype with menu featuring a customizable, self-serve buffet of veggies from local farmers' markets and lean, all-natural meats. After visitors load bowls with proteins such as certified Angus beef, chicken, pork, turkey, or tofu, they add a selection of vegetation before hitting the sauce station. This is where the fun starts. As L.A. Times writer Jessic Gelt put it in her 2009 review, "saucing is a science" at this Silver Lake hot spot. Whether they strike off on their own or follow one of the restaurant's handy guides, diners can choose combinations from 11 MSG-free sauces ranging from traditional hoisin and green curry to "Facebook-generation" flavors including lemon mint and asian pesto.

With sauces taken care of, noodles top off the feast before cooks step in to stir-fry the igredients and serve the steaming dish with two homemade hot sesame rolls. Other menu offerings include small bites such as crispy pork dumplings, mixed greens salads with creamy sesame dressing, and brownie sundaes with vanilla bean gelato, candied pralines, and whipped cream.

Five-pour flights from an extensive beer list complement bites, with local craft brews including AleSmith's IPA, The Strand's 24th Street Pale Ale, and Iron Fist's Renegade Blonde often gracing the taps. Brews are joined by freshly mixed soju cocktails, as well as traditional highballs, organic wine, sake, and bottled craft soda. In the zen-like dining space, dark wooden tables are surrounded by ledges lined with candles, much like a shrine to birthday cakes.

2827 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Not long after beginning their relationship, Fabrison’s co-owners Fabrice and Alison—from Marseilles, France and Columbus, Ohio, respectively—traveled to Europe together, seeking a change of scenery. Inspired by the warm hospitality of European cafés, they returned home to open their own cozy shop, combining their first names to form its distinctive moniker.

Crepes are the specialty at Fabrison’s, with customers perusing a menu of sweet, savory, and breakfast iterations of the traditional French food. The La Galette combines ham, mushrooms, and spinach with a fried egg, whereas the L’Isabelle keeps its ingredients as simple as Count von Count’s locker combination, mingling sugar, butter, and a topping of powdered sugar. Patrons can begin their mornings with a spot of espresso and Fabrice’s Breakfast Crepe, filled with sausage, bacon, and spicy harissa sauce. Rounding out the menu is a selection of patisserie-style desserts and pastries.

The couple’s friends and family helped them plan their café’s look, with Fabrice’s mother sending over photos and swatches from European cafes, which influenced its bright palette of crimson, gold, and washed turquoise. Alison’s mother sewed the gingham curtains on the windows, and artist Derek Little created the vivid painting on the front window. Fabrison’s also shares French culture with the community through regular evening events that include crepe-cooking classes, French movie nights, French speaking classes, and French kissing workshops.

1425 India St
San Diego,
CA
US

Almaden Valley Aesthetics’ medical director, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Agheg M. Yenikomshian, leads a team of medical aestheticians and registered nurses that never perform exactly the same a procedure twice. The professional staff specializes in procedures including skin tightening, fraxels, photofacials, and cellulite reduction. Those looking to minimize the appearance of wrinkles may also enlist their expertise in administering facial fillers, collagen builders, and Dysport or Botox injections. In addition to its catalogue of medical services, the team also tailors non-invasive beautifying services to each client’s specific needs, whether they are minimizing stubble through laser hair removal or rejuvenating faces with various peels. Microdermabrasion treatments buff away dead skin while spa-style facials can hydrate skin, infuse pores with Vitamin C, or address common teen skin imperfections such as acne and drivers-ed notes jotted on the forehead.

5965 Almaden Expy, Ste 140
San Jose,
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.

74 New Montgomery St
San Francisco,
CA
US

With baskets full of hand-plucked, wild blueberries, Vincent Colombet and his cousins happily crammed into their Alsatian grandmother's tiny kitchen. In that quaint room, equipped with only a wood-burning cast-iron stove, Vincent learned over the years how to tuck berries into pies, prepare meats sourced from neighboring farms, and eventually produce elaborate meals for his entire family.

Driven by his passion for French family-style cuisine, he traveled to Paris before a longing for experiences abroad tugged him across the pond and into the arms of the Windy City in 2004. The following year he opened Cook Au Vin, where he leads three-hour BYOB cooking classes centered around classic techniques and organic ingredients. Patrons may also enlist the Cook Au Vin team to cater special events, or swing by Colombet's Logan Square bakery, La Boulangerie, for butter-infused inhalations, freshly made crepes, and crusty baguettes.

730 W Shaw Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

Rivers Edge Cafe aims to put a spin on the traditional, Americana-steeped diner by creating a casual neighborhood eatery that serves slightly more imaginative versions of otherwise familiar comfort foods. Tempting diners with the opportunity to enjoy three meals a day, the chefs begin each morning by cooking a number of breakfast staples. Buttermilk pancakes and country fried steak are classics, but they also cook omelets using three farm-fresh eggs and everything from artichoke hearts and kalamata olives to smoked salmon and capers. They even update the traditional side of hash browns by creating a version stuffed with bacon, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. As the sun begins to set, the cafe serves its selection of hearty, home-style dinner entrees, including housemade meatloaf flavored with garlic, onions, and green bell peppers, and penne pasta tossed with crisp vegetables, shrimp, and a balsamic glaze.

Much like its menu, Rivers Edge Cafe's dining room exudes a decidedly casual vibe that is more reminiscent of a bistro than a diner. Gleaming wooden tables and low-backed booths fill the dark floors, which still manage to catch the light streaming through the walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. Tulip-shaped pendant lamps hang above a few of the tables, but, as night falls, the ceiling fans' lights help keep the space illuminated as they lazily spin above patrons' heads and keep guests cool as they sip on one of the available craft beers or wines imported from the future.

8740 La Riviera Dr
Sacramento,
CA
US