Family-owned since 1994, Old New York Deli & Bakery Co. specializes in doughy delectables and homemade schmears warmed and whipped on-site. The bagel emporium molds mouth-ready rings out of five preservative-free ingredients before boiling them and heating each in a 500-degree hearth that replicates Brooklyn's climate. The menu showcases 17 varieties of taste-bud-tempting, toroidal treats, including honey-oat raisin, pumpernickel, cranberry, chocolate chip, and sun-dried tomato. Festoon chewy bagels with a spread of one of nine homemade cream cheeses. Spice seekers can snatch a tub of jalapeño-cheddar, and ordinary Janes can opt for dollops devoid of forceful flavors, such as original or low fat.
Boney Mountain Coffee Company enlivens sluggish taste buds with a collection of caffeinated drinks born from the beans of [Santa Barbara Roasting Company] (http://www.sbcoffee.com/). Sip on a 16-ounce coffee ($2) or enroll tongues in an espresso drink such as a blended iced mocha ($4.25 for 12 oz.; $4.75 for 20 oz.) to gear up for a morning of marathon kite-stitching. Teas, cocoas, and juices are also available. Breakfast lovers nosh on freshly baked scones and muffins ($1.85) or a breakfast sandwich, served on a bagel, croissant, or english muffin ($4.75), whereas the sycamore sandwich, served with turkey or smoked ham and topped with sun-dried tomato pesto, cheese, and veggies ($5.95), mitigates mid-day munchies. Soak up the rays of summer before they're swallowed whole by the three-headed beast of autumn from a seat on Boney Mountain Coffee Company's outdoor patio.
Tomas Cafe & Gallery, noted on NBC LA for their take on the classic Mexican breakfast dish chilaquiles, staffs a legion of chefs and baristas who craft inventive breakfast and lunch dishes from local ingredients paired with coffeehouse drinks. In addition to brewing their own blend of coffee, the baristas furnish empty hands with mugs full of latte or cappuccino. Guest dine within the restaurant’s vibrant dining room, which is decked out in neon pink and bright yellow walls speckled with local artwork. Natural light floods the interior, breathing life into overhanging palm trees, which are rumored to steal succulent cinnamon rolls while diners aren't looking.
Blenders in the Grass was featured in Ventura County Star. The company was also named one of VC Reporter Online's best smoothie places. Seven Yelpers give the South Mills Road location an average of 4.5 stars, six Yelpers give the Oxnard location an average of 4.5 stars, and seven Yelpers give the Camarillo location an average of four stars.
In 1997, friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz set out to create a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth bundt cake. What began as an endeavor in their own home kitchens soon blossomed into a bustling business with bakeries in 13 states. Rich cocoa browns and soft pastels lend a nostalgic feel to each bakery, where every day lava-powered ovens warm up batter made from fresh eggs, real butter, and cream cheese. Flavors such as chocolate chocolate chip, pecan praline, and white-chocolate raspberry remain constants on the menu, and a new flavor makes a guest appearance each month. Cakes come in several sizes, from the standard 8- or 10-inch bundt to the single-serving bundtlet and the bite-size bundtini, all frosted with a signature blend of cream cheese and butter.
Each Nothing Bundt Cakes location also houses its own stock of gifts. Patrons may come across the brightly hued handle of a confetti cake knife or opt to take home an old-fashioned tin, perfect for stowing coffee and imprisoning gingerbread men who have tried to run away. Contact the location of your choice for gift pricing and availability.