Coffee & Treats in Duarte

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Poetry would be composed entirely of haikus and sonnets dedicated to cakes and pastries if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Today's Groupon says what meter and rhythm cannot with $10 worth of sweet and savory baked goods and bistro fare for $5 at Sweet Savory Café and Bakery. Visit either the San Dimas or Covina location, where expert kitchen-fingers craft fresh and healthy café cuisine for every meal of the day.

A family-owned-and-operated shop, Sweet Savory Café and Bakery uses time-honored secret recipes to bake scrumptious breads, cookies, paninis, pastas, and breakfast bites on the menu. Scramble the a.m. with eggs, corn, and Swiss cheese in a Harvest Scrambler ($6.99), or top it with cream cheese, onion, tomato, jalapeño, and avocado on a breakfast bagel ($3.99). A hearty 2.5-pound loaf of freshly baked sourdough bread costs $4.95, and a 2-pound wheat loaf costs $4.75. Sweet Savory serves fresh and healthy cold, hot, and panini sandwiches in addition to salads and pasta for lunch. Try the new mozzarella Reuben with sauerkraut and thousand-island dressing ($7.99). Fettuccini parties with chicken breast in a pasta bowl with caper strobe lights and a creamy white sauce that won't let the cops inside without a warrant ($9.89).

Goldenrod tiles and a charming eating area give excellent views over glass display tables of freshly prepared treats. Order a beer or wine while you watch dessert's dainty caravan carry a smattering of luscious confections, including cream-cheese scones by the dozen ($21.45), Mexican wedding cookies ($23.88 per dozen), and vanilla cupcakes with fudge or cream-cheese frosting ($16.50 per dozen). A pantry and a breadbox are overachieving storage spaces that need floury sustenance, so stock up on Sweet Savory's sweets and savories.

Reviews

Sweet Savory's Covina location gets four stars from one Insider Pages user, and 100% of six Urbanspooners like it. Yelpers give it a near perfect 4.5 stars, and the San Dimas spot gets three:

  • I really like this place for breakfast and lunch. Everything is fresh and made to order. The baked goods are delicious, along with the coffee. Friendly staff, and confortable [sic]. – Katrina M., Yelp
  • I highly recommend the ULTIMATE BREAKFAST BAGEL, it is the best thing ever for a hearty breakfast – Michael M., Yelp
  • This is an adorable, nice little dinning spot in Covina off of the main street. It has good scramblers, sandwiches, salads, pastas. really nice atmosphere… – Katherine M., Insider Pages
1740 Huntington Dr
Duarte,
CA
US

Robeks uses the freshest ingredients to craft made-to-order drinks and eats that will make you feel guilt-free about grabbing a quick bite. Join the berry party with berry smoothies such as the Banzai Blueberry, Strawnana Berry, and Cranberry Quest, all of which pulverize fruit together with non-fat yogurt and sodium-free ice ($3.45 junior, $4.45 regular, $5.45 large). For more pulchritudinous pulverized pulp, energize your day with power smoothies, including the Cardio Cooler (with a base of passion fruit and mango juice), which blend juices, sherbets, soy and whey protein, and vitamin boosters ($5.45 regular, $6.45 large) into an elixir that that will revitalize even the most workout-withered body. Bites include protein-packed Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels such as pizza or spinach feta ($2.45 each), and the hair-raising goodness of Lenny & Larry's power muffins or cookies with flavors such as banana, chocolate chip, pumpkin, and more ($1.99 each).

941 W Huntington Dr
Monrovia,
CA
US

As a child growing up in the former Yugoslavia, Dragica Grabovac unleashed her love of cooking by baking dozens upon dozens of holiday cookies in her family's kitchen. After coming to Los Angeles as an adult, she continued to nurture her culinary skills by entertaining guests from across Europe and the United States. Today, she draws on that rich background while preparing schnitzel, crepes, stuffed cabbage, and other Croatian-inspired cuisine at Cafe LuMar. She also stocks close to 200 items imported from Croatia, including jams, smoked meats, and wine, according to Pasadena Star News.

A Crepe for Every Palate

Whether you visit Cafe LuMar for dinner or Sunday brunch, you'll likely be tempted by Grabovac's crepes, which come stuffed with a choice of sweet or savory ingredients. Read on for a quick rundown of flavors.

Rosehips and Apricots Nutella
Marmalade made with floral rosehips or sweet apricots complements fresh strawberries in this delicate treat. Sliced bananas and strawberries sink into the creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread inside these dessert crepes.
Breakfast Crepes Shrimp
A choice of savory ingredients such as ham, cheese, and bacon fill roll-ups at Sunday brunch. Garlic shrimp simmered in white wine sauce meld with mushrooms and cheese inside this savory option.
136 E Colorado Blvd.
Monrovia,
CA
US

When three eggs get mixed up with ham, jack cheese, scallions, tomato, and green pepper, they drop out of school and get in trouble with the law, unless you incarcerate them behind your tooth bars. With today's Groupon, get $20 worth of classic American breakfast and lunch for $10 at The Peach Café in Monrovia. The Peach Café's all-day breakfast menu is stuffed with pancakes, bacon, and crispy hash browns, and the all-day lunch menu has fresh and healthy wraps, panini sandwiches, soups, and salads.

141 E Colorado Blvd
Monrovia,
CA
US