Tropical Smoothie Café cools down overheated inner-beings with its fresh, all-natural smoothies—forged from real fruit and bursting at sippable seams with energy. Plunge into a 24-ounce low-fat fruit smoothie ($4.49), sweetened with your choice of turbinado sugar or Splenda. Flavors include the strawberry, banana, and pineapple blend of Paradise Point, the blueberry, strawberry, and banana oasis of Blue Lagoon, and the delicious dawnbreak of Sunny Day, which greets mouths with mango, banana, orange, and kiwi. If teeth start to grumble about having nothing to do, guests can chomp a satisfyingly solid slab of sustenance with one of Tropical Smoothie Café's sandwiches, wraps, or salads. Tear into a bistro sandwich ($6.99) such as the turkey guacamole, or dedicate a still-life painting to a grilled flatbread ($3.99) such as the Caribbean Luau, which comes bedecked in chicken, mozzarella, pineapple, romaine, and jamaican jerk sauce.
The Leisure Club stocks and serves an inventive selection of wine, craft beer, coffee, and pairable edibles. Start sleepy mornings with freshly brewed Intelligentsia coffee ($2.50–$3) or up the barista artistry with a frothy cappuccino ($3.50–$4). For lunch or on-the-go munchy thoughts, nibblers can snag a custom grilled cheese ($6) or an equally grippable and grain-laden selection, such as the hammed up Amore sandwich ($9). Leisure Club's drink list has 20 vintages available by the glass ($7–$10), half glass ($4–$6), or bottomless glass ($32–$44), in addition to craft beers poured with care, compassion, and the assistance of gravity ($2.75–$6.50).
Whether for a custom cake or a gourmet sandwich, visitors to Adonna's Bakery & Cafe will find an extensive selection of sweet treats and savory edibles. With more than 40 years of experience, the family-owned business prides itself on quality ingredients and products that, much like a sandcastle next to a wave pool, is made with great care. The pastry case always a selection of cookies, cupcakes, and sweets, while the cake gallery displays options for a wedding, special occasion, or a televised food fight. On the cafe side, guests can stop by for a breakfast sandwich, fluffy quiche, or a range of hearty sides.
Tionna Bishop met her first coffee roaster in Sausalito at the age of 13, and a passion was born. From there, she began a tour of coffee houses around the Bay Area with her father and grandfather with a dream of someday owning her own coffee shop slowly brewing inside her. Today, she’s living out that dream at Bishops Coffee and Tea, where she roasts small batches of beans every week to sell in bulk or transform into steamy lattes and frothy cappuccinos. Just beside the register, buttery croissants and muffins made in-house from scratch beckon from beneath a glass case, begging to be paired with a cup of the coffee of the day. The café’s atmosphere is just as welcoming as its comforting eats, with cozy chalkboard menus, outdoor benches, and weekend performances by a piano player well-versed in the best coffee-related showtunes.
A gaggle of friendly zoo animals greets visitors at Anna Banana’s, from the tall giraffe statue at the entrance to the splashy mural of a monkey hanging out with bananas. The kid-friendly café serves creamy frozen custard creations as well as adult-centric beverages such as Serda’s coffee and espresso drinks. Plenty of syrups offer opportunities to customize hot or iced coffee and lattes with flavors that include banana, cinnamon, and coconut.
Using generous scoops of vanilla custard, the Anna Banana’s crew mixes in nuts, cookies, and candy to create “concretes,” and assembles deluxe banana splits with hot fudge, pineapple, and strawberries. Visitors can bring their treats outside to wrought-iron tables, or plop kids on a small elephant sculpture that’s perfect for playing, photos, and extremely creative reenactments of The Jungle Book.
SHMILY Tree Bakery & Catering takes its name from co-owner Diane's parents' cherished acronym they passed to each other—See How Much I Love You. It's a fitting name for a bakery run by a mother, her daughter, and a mother's lifelong best friend, and the trio shows their love for baking through handmade pastries and homemade bread, cupcakes, and custom-made specialty cakes. Guests can also call to order food, such as a savory treat of freshly made breakfast platters, bagels, soups, and deli sandwiches, or order a picnic basket full of baked goodies and lunches for a beachside feast. In addition to catering weddings and parties, and dishing out hot lunches of grilled sandwiches, SHMILY maintains a profound connection to the community around it with fundraising and volunteering at local nonprofits and hosting a bimonthly book club.
Locally owned Hope’s Cheesecake supplies decadent, creamy confections to enliven family feasts or community barn-raisings. Each gourmet cheesecake is handmade with a foundation of crumbly cookies and golden graham crackers topped with an amalgamation of Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese, pure cane sugar, Melipone vanilla, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. The bakery features a cavalcade of more than 20 flavors, including succulent raspberry and tangy key lime, available in regular (10 slices, $24.99), large (14 slices, $34.99), and sampler ($26.99–$36.99) sizes. For diet-conscious cheesecake cravers, reduced-sugar varieties are available, with amaretto, chocolate, key lime, and original New York¬–style flavors providing saccharine sensations without having to gnaw your car’s taffy steering wheel.