Coffee & Treats in Ceres

1- or 2-Dozen Gluten-Free Macarons or 4 Snow Fluffs with 2 Toppings Each at Macaronage Macarons (Up to 50% Off)

Macaronage Macarons

Stockton

$15.99 $10

Gluten-free shop bakes up macarons in flavors such as pink champagne; snow fluff blends sweet condensed milk with no-calorie shaved ice

$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Sweets at Jantz Cafe & Bakery ($18 Total Value)

Jantz Cafe & Bakery

Merced

$6 $3.33

Fresh bread, homemade pies, and other treats made with a family's multigenerational recipes

Wedding-Cake Packages Serving 60, 100, 200, or 80 from Let 'em Eat Cake (Up to 56% Off)

Let 'em Eat Cake

Livermore

$450 $199

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Custom cakes iced with buttercream with two accent colors, piped designs, flowers, and delivery; options include tasting and consult

Wedding Cakes from Sweetart Creative Baking (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Sweetart Creative Baking

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Artistic bakers build custom wedding cakes in unique flavors and can decorate them with everything from sculpted fondant to silk butterflies

$13 for $20 Worth of Pastries at Beard Papa’s in Milpitas

Beard Papas - Milpitas

Milpitas

$20 $13

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust exterior with one of eight types of filling made from natural custard & whipped cream

Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies at Yogen Früz (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Yogen Früz

Westfield Oakridge

$10 $6

Creamy probiotic-rich frozen yogurt available in nonfat, no-sugar-added & lactose-free varieties & piled with fresh-fruit mix-ins & toppings

$13 for Five Groupons, Each Good for One Tea Drink at Jazen Tea (Up to $22 Value)

Jazen Tea

Multiple Locations

$4.40 $2.60

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Drinks brewed with Taiwanese tea leaves and crammed full of fresh fruit bits, plus fresh fruit smoothies topped with whipped cream

Tea-Time Sampler with Sandwiches and Scones for Two or Four at Dori's Tea Cottage (Up to 42% Off)

Dori's Tea Cottage

Groveland

$32.95 $19

Hearty sampler platters provide plenty of snacks to share while enjoying a pot of tea, such as cucumber sandwiches, scones, and cookies

$13 for $20 Worth of Ice Cream and Frozen Treats at Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins

Los Gatos

$20 $13

Under new ownership, this location offers a large menu of ice cream cakes, pies, milkshakes, rolls, and more

Four or Two Dozen Mini Cupcakes at The Cupcake Shoppe (Up to 52% Off)

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

$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Four Regular Cupcakes at Roc's Cupcakes ($24 Total Value)

Roc's Cupcakes

Watsonville

$12 $7.50

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This family-owned bakery makes its cupcakes fresh each morning in a rotating menu of flavors

$15 for a 45-Minute Chocolate-Tasting Tour for Two at Alegio Chocolaté / Claudio Corallo ($30 Value)

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

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Hot Drink Purchases For One Month After First Use at Kilovolt Coffee

Kilovolt Coffee

Oakland

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off hot drink purchases for one month after first use

Up to 25% Off Coffee & Tea — Grand Lake Coffee House; Valid Every Day 2 PM - 5 PM

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

Three Groupons for Large Smoothies or Acai Berry Bowls at Bombshell Brownies (Up to 50% Off)

Bombshell Brownies - Food & Drink

Carmichael

$5 $2.66

Healthy bowls piled with superfruit acai berries, blueberries, strawberries, and nuts; cool, blended smoothies made with fresh fruit

$11 for Frozen Yogurt Punchcard at MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt ($20 Value)

MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Choose from up to ten flavors of frozen yogurt, and top it with more than 70 topping options

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The cooks at Velvet Grill & Creamery understand the timelessness of classic diner fare and a cold scoop of ice cream. All day long, they make breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes from scratch and churn out fresh batches of more than 20 ice-cream flavors. Breakfast seekers satisfy savory cravings with three-egg omelets stuffed with ingredients such as avocado, crab, linguiça, and feta cheese. Sweet teeth tear into Velvet's original pancakes, made with real oatmeal and buttermilk from a special house recipe. Later-day options include classic comfort fare such as chicken-fried steak and smoked pork chops doused with an apricot glaze. Among the sandwich selection, the house-special mega grilled cheese ($7.39) combines four kinds of melted, gooey cheese between three slices of bread to form a meal hefty enough to knock over Mechagodzilla should he return from his semester abroad in Prague. Diners can also lap up the eatery's rotating selection of homemade ice creams, which were spotlighted in the Lodi News-Sentinel for their incorporation of such unconventional ingredients as wine and butternut squash. Customers can also suggest new flavors and request special batches, which in the past have included licorice, bacon, and the sweet, sweet taste of victory over chinese finger traps.

2204 McHenry Ave
Modesto,
CA
US

When the trio of Jenna Harvey, Ryan Woods, and Steffen Haro graduated from UC Davis, they decided to create their own jobs. "It's not in our character to throw up our hands and say, 'Well, we tried,'" Harvey says as she remembers doggedly planning a 400-square-foot shaved-ice shack with Woods and Haro. Their dream quickly evolved into a shop nearly five times as large, complete with an espresso bar, a kettle-corn popper, and a drive-thru window. Named Pura Vida for the Costa Rican phrase that captivated Harvey during a charitable trip in 2007?"Though it translates as 'pure life,' locals said they use it as 'live pure,' and we liked what it stood for"?the affable staff douses fluffy curls of ice with sweet fruits, puckery sours, and an array of sugar-free flavors accented with marshmallow topping or ice cream in the middle. Hot and iced coffees, which Pura Vida hopes to someday source directly from Costa Rica, enliven palates in between bites of kettle corn, which pop from whole-grain kernels. As soft music floats through the red-walled storefront, free WiFi ricochets across the hand-built bamboo counter and onto patio tables perched beneath a shady pitched awning.

1407 Standiford Ave
Modesto,
CA
US

Mocha Magic has served up locally roasted coffee and homemade café fare in a sun-bathed modern space since 1994. Behind the café counter, sandwich makers layer sourdough and croissant with honey baked ham, smoked turkey, and fresh produce accompaniments. At breakfast, patrons can jumpstart the day with freshly baked scones and muffins, but are discouraged from jumpstarting a car by pouring espresso drinks directly into the gas tank.

920 16th St
Modesto,
CA
US

TCBY (a.k.a. The Country's Best Yogurt) serves 98% fat-free yogurt, which contains benevolent bacterial cultures that assist the body with digestion and nutrient absorption. The menu touts silky soft serve in flavors such as cake batter and white chocolate mousse ($2.79–$3.99). Top your probiotic-packed treat with strawberries, gummy bears, candy bar bits, or a host of other toppings ($0.49–$0.89). TCBY's Beriyo smoothies—potent potions such as Strawberry Bananza and Berrylicious—contain frozen yogurt blended with bushels of fresh fruit ($3.99–$4.99).

1320 Standiford Ave
Modesto,
CA
US

The fruit maestros at Juice It Up! concoct a colorful menu of nutritious, blended-to-order smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices, and more. Slow-motion mornings can get a kick-start with one of 18 original smoothies, such as the lava flow, a fusion of exotic juices, nonfat yogurt, banana, strawberries, pineapple, and coconut ($5.45). Protect innards against aging with the antioxidant-rich fists of an açaí bowl ($5.50), or eschew saccharine sustenance with something from the Delightful Blends list, featuring sips made with no-sugar-added yogurt ($5.45) and naturally carb-free delight. Mopey mouths perk up with a swig of applemint juice ($4.95) or shot of wheatgrass ($2.95 for 2-oz.), and heretofore-neglected teeth can dig into hearty pretzels ($2.50).

3020 Floyd Ave
Modesto,
CA
US

Family owned and operated, Oodles Frozen Yogurt offers a variety of yogurts ($0.39/oz.) made with fresh, high-quality ingredients and packed with a plethora of nutritional niceties. In addition to perennial palate-pleasers such as chocolate, vanilla, and original tart, internationally inspired flavorites include fancy french vanilla or Irish mint; Ty Cobb impersonators can slide tongue-first into the sweetly southern Georgia peach. Eight flavor options are available each week to satiate ever-evolving taste buds, in addition to no-sugar-added and nondairy sorbet alternatives. Top your twist with choices from more than 40 different toppings, or sidle up to the hot chocolate bar during Earth’s cooler months and order an espresso shot ($2) or a whipped-cream-covered cocoa beverage ($3 for small, $3.50 for tall).

3430 Tully Rd
Modesto,
CA
US