Coffee & Treats in Laguna Niguel

47% Off at All The Perks Espresso Café

Irvine

$30 $16

Pastries, paninis, salads, and crepes complement an extensive selection of handcrafted espresso drinks and specialty lattes

Up to 41% Off Vegan and Gluten-Free Cupcakes at Sensitive Sweets

Fountain Valley

$42 $25

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Two flavors of vegan mini cupcakes made without gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, and nuts

42% Off at Rita's Italian Ice

Huntington Beach

$6 $3.50

Signature italian ice, custard, sundaes, and Gelatis

Up to 55% Off Cupcakes

Huntington Beach

$27.60 $13

Cupcakes with real butter frosting in flavors like red velvet, lemon with raspberry buttercream, or coconut with pineapple cream filling

Up to 53% Off Muffins and Coffee at Baguetier

Downtown Huntington Beach

$25.50 $12

Gluten-free muffins in assorted flavors or organic, locally roasted coffee and pastries

Up to 50% Off Ice Cream at Whipp'd OC

Huntington Beach

$10 $5.50

Blue Bell ice cream and cool low-fat, lactose-free Dole Whip are served in a variety of flavors at exclusive locations

40% Off Cream Puffs at Beard Papas Garden Grove

Garden Grove

$20 $12

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International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust exterior with natural custard and whipped cream alongside other baked goods and sweet beverages

$4 for Cafe Food and Drinks at Golden Papaya

Garden Grove

$6 $4

Smoothies, slushes, or boba tea accompany popcorn chicken and crispy chicken dumplings

45% Off Loose Tea at Tra Hoa Viet

Garden Grove

$20 $11

Selection of loose-leaf teas to enjoy at home or in the shop's traditional tea room

54% Off Icy Treats at Zero Degrees Italian Ice

Westminster

$6.50 $3

Top scoops of fruity Italian ice with swirls of frozen custard, complemented by a smoothie or bubble tea

Up to 54% Off at McKenna's Tea Cottage

Seal Beach

$54 $27

Aromatic tea complements scones, soup, sandwiches, and dessert in a quaint tearoom

$10 for Frozen Treats at Sno-Biggie

Los Alamitos

$10 $5

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New Orleans–style shaved ice in more than 30 flavors can be infused with sour mix or layered with ice cream

$5 for Frozen Yogurt at FroyoLand

Murrieta

$10 $5

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Frozen yogurt in flavors such as Skinny Butter Pecan or Mango Tango Sorbet

Select Local Merchants

Just a Bite has been featured in the The O.C. Register and mentioned in LA Splash magazines. Five Yelpers give the cake pops a perfect five-star average, and more than 400 Facebookers are fans.

28062 Forbes Road
Laguna Niguel,
CA
US

The ovens at Donna B's Bakery serve 14 flavors of freshly baked cookies and vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet cupcakes with myriad of iced-top flavors. Dig into warm, gooey classic chocolate chip, chewy oatmeal raisin, and crumbly peanut butter cookies. Taste buds can also embark on a campout with the fudgy trail-mix cookie, packed with almonds, cashews, m&m's, and knot-tying manuals. Gourmet cupcakes coat tongues with the sweet flavors of the decadent peanut butter cup, maraschino cherry, or the chocolate cupcake topped with creamy frosting and dark chocolate drizzle.

26022 Cape Dr
Laguna Niguel,
CA
US

For more than 60 years, the innovative cake artists of Cinderella Cakes have been creating celebratory desserts that push the boundaries of both flavor and physics. Prominently featured as winners on TLC's The Ultimate Cake Off and in episodes of WE tv's My Fair Wedding and Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County, the bakery's team of artists sculpt impeccable carved cakes for specific occasions, such as a golf bag to celebrate retirement, or a guitar to mark a successful instrument restringing. The same artists also lend their expertise and personalized touch to elegant and innovative wedding cakes, cupcakes, and bouquets of theme cookies. They stock their shelves with fresh ready-to-go cakes, ideal for unexpected celebrations such as a surprise engagement or the birth of a mayfly. Professional decorators also spread their sweet wisdom during private cake-decorating classes and birthday parties.

27261 La Paz Rd
Laguna Niguel,
CA
US

It's not a rarity to hear "I feel like a kid in a candy store!" at Powell's Sweet Shoppe, an old-fashioned, nostalgic re-creation of candy stores, that's goal is to take customers for a walk down memory lane. Adults of all ages revert to a child-like state when presented with jars, shelves, and boxes of the candy of their childhood, including early 1900s classics such as Charleston Chews to later favorites such as mallo cups and candy necklaces. But just because the staff stocks nostalgic candies, it doesn't mean they ignore 21st-century concerns. They keep handy comprehensive lists of which candies are free from allergens and unwanted products. These lists include options free of high-fructose corn syrup, animal products, or gluten, which can help guests treat themselves without fear of dietary restrictions or accidentally starting a five-day candy bender.

27000 Alicia Pkwy
Laguna Niguel,
CA
US

A Store For Cooks

Helmed by Susan Vollmer, the culinary shop equips patrons with the goods and know-how with which to assemble delicious meals. Guests can peruse the cozy shop's selection of cookware, kitchen gadgets, and kitchen décor, picking out funky Venus flytrap–shaped tongs or kitchen mops that double as sous chefs. To learn how to put their new tools to work, gourmet cooking classes teach students to whip up meals such as Iranian mushroom patties in whole-wheat pitas or five-course brunch feasts. The classes run in 50-minute, 60-minute, or two-hour spurts, and are taught by local teachers, chefs, and cookbook authors.

30100 Town Center Dr
Laguna Niguel,
CA
US

On a patio shade by large umbrellas, or inside amidst the whir of an espresso machine and walls littered with art, The Neighborhood Cup fosters that sought-after feeling of coffee-house leisure. Resident baristas craft coffee and espresso drinks, manipulating the bubbly foam of lattes into intricate patterns such as portraits of the Mona Lisa drinking a cappuccino. Patrons also find coffee-colored leather couches and chairs, as well as a menu of breakfast bites, sandwiches, and snacks. The Neighborhood Cup also hosts events, including open-mic nights and classic-car gatherings to see whose muscle car can knock back the most espresso shots.

1 Journey
Aliso Viejo,
CA
US