Experience dining at its finest in picturesque Old Town Clovis. Victoria Rose Cottage offers specialty sandwiches, salads and full tea service. Choose from a variety of delectable desserts to finish off your meal. Don't forget to ask about our daily specials.
Upon first glance, Le Roi French Bakery looks a bit like a castle. Roses and metal curlicues line the space, where bakers flit in and out of a pair of saloon doors. Named for the French word for king, this bakeshop’s confections are enchanting and majestic, like a towering mountain of Magic 8 balls. At the counter, a brightly lit case brims with classic European treats such as éclairs, napoleons, tarts, and parfaits. The scent of espresso wafts by as staffers froth fresh milk for lattes and cappuccinos. Like a fairy tale about princes and princesses, these details inspire daydreams as patrons leaf through albums stuffed with hundreds of custom-cake ideas, including tiered wedding cakes adorned with fondant flowers and round delights flanked with fruits, frostings, or ladyfingers.
Hungry Bear Cookies pays homage to company founder Deryl Bear, as well as his bear-sized appetite for fresh-from-the-oven gourmet treats. The preservative free cookies are available in flavors ranging from chocolate chip to sugar dreams, as well as in cake-sized formations perfect for birthdays or rescuing someone from a giant glass of milk. Beyond saving countless tummies from a day without dessert, Hungry Bear has also proudly donated portions of its profits to charitable organizations such as the Children's Hospital of Central California.
Powell's sports a vast collection of confections that covers the entirety of the nostalgic scale. Dig for long-lost saccharine treasure at the bulk candy wall ($9.99 per lb.) or cocoa-coated sarcophagi such as succulent turtles and chocolate-covered pretzels ($4.50 per 1/4 lb.). Powell's also serves up freshly scooped servings of gelatos classicos (creamy, rich, Italian-style ice cream), coolly served in anything from a child's cup ($2.95) to an adult regular ($4.95) to straight into cupped hands (price negotiable). To-go pints are also available for picnics, birthdays, or igloo-apartment ribbon-cutting ceremonies ($7.95/pint).
Cupcakes Bakery's dedicated dessert connoisseurs rise early six days a week to bake a fresh batch of cupcakes and cinnamon rolls from scratch with all-natural ingredients. They drizzle gooey cinnamon rolls with icing and pipe swirls of frosting atop crowd-favorite red-velvet cupcakes, which are more popular than denim-suit Fridays at a bank. Newly added cheesecake cupcakes come in original, blueberry, chocolate, and strawberry flavors. The bakers stock displays with menu staples such as chocolate chip and orange creamsicle, and they don't skimp on their toppings, wedging an entire Oreo atop the Oreo cupcake, for example. They also whip up special flavors daily, such as chocolate-peanut-butter cupcakes on Wednesday and Saturday and pineapple upside-down cupcakes on Monday, Thursday, and Rube Goldberg Day. The confectionary roster also changes with the season to highlight its flavors, such as autumn pumpkin and boreal gingerbread.
A smiling sunflower beams from Lollicup’s walls, menus, and cups. It’s an appropriate emblem for a teashop that specializes in whimsical drinks flavored with cotton candy, bubblegum, and passion fruit. Drink slingers pour more than 170 tea- and milk-based beverages and anchor them with tapioca, pudding, jelly, and tiny anvils. Though the drinks may be kid-friendly and colorful, Lollicup’s curators take the ingredients seriously: they select only the freshest cassava root for their boba and brew green and black teas from high-quality leaves.