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).
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 confectionery artisans of Sweet Memories Ice Cream & Cupcakes nurse nostalgia with ice cream, cupcakes, and other sweet treats in their quaint cottage-style shop. Daintily perch at one of the bistro tables within the brightly hued environs to enjoy an ever-changing array of gourmet cupcakes ($2.50) including chocolate-raspberry truffle, black forest, and pink lemonade varieties. Treat friends with a pack of four rotating flavors ($9.50), or placate enemies with a pack of 12 ($26). Fans of frozen treats can happily lap 24 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream from Sweet Memories' large front porch, or enjoy them from within the tastier embrace of a homemade waffle cone. Ice cream ($1.75–$3.15) can also be stirred into the frenzy of a delicious milkshake ($4.99) or soften in the lazy river of a root-beer float ($4.50).
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.
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.
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.