Coffee & Treats in Live Oak

Up to 35% Off at Baskin Robbins

Los Gatos

$20 $13

Under new ownership, this location offers a large menu of ice cream cakes, pies, milkshakes, rolls, and more

Up to 50% European Cafe Fare at La Lune Sucrée

Downtown San Jose

$20 $12

(283)

Pastry chef Bettina Pope bakes puff-pastry quiches, flaky croissants, and crusty baguettes for gourmet sandwiches alongside handmade crepes

Up to 57% Off Pretzels at Pretzelmaker

San Jose

$20 $9

Soft flavored pretzels or pretzel-wrapped hot dogs accompany sodas or waters

45% Off at MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(179)

Choose from up to ten flavors of frozen yogurt, and top it with more than 70 topping options

45% Off Bakery Treats at Pastries and Petals

Pastries & Petals

$20 $11

Bakery treats customers to a selection of decorated cookies, macarons, festive cupcakes, and other baked goods along with café fare

Up to 55% Off High Tea at Eddison & Melrose

Monterey

$70 $35

(14)

High tea with, tea sandwiches, baked goods, and soup or salad

Half Off Coffee and Asian Snacks at Kopitiam Cafe

Milpitas

$10 $5

Malaysian- and Singapore-style café tamps robust espresso drinks, sinks sweet pearls into iced boba teas, and a number of Asian snacks

50% Off Tasting Tour for 2 at Alegio Chocolaté /Claudio Corallo

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(106)

Guides tell visitors the story of Alegio's history and African cacao plantation while sharing 12 samples of all-natural chocolate

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Brazzle Berry

Strawflower Center

$10 $5

All-natural frozen yogurt topped with fruit, nuts, and candy

Up to 50% Off Brazzle Berry

El Granada

$8 $4

Fresh fruits, nuts, and candies allow patrons to customize cups of all-natural yogurt in 22 rotating flavors

60% Off Chocolate Tasting and Tour in Burlingame

Broadway Burlingame

$100 $40

(135)

Guides lead tour of candy kitchen before demonstrating how to make chocolates, followed by a tasting.

Up to 52% Off at The Cupcake Shoppe

Hayward

$60 $29

(129)

Bite-size cupcakes available in the following flavors: vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, snickerdoodle, strawberry, lemon, and marble

Up to 50% Off Mini Cupcakes or Cheesecake Bites

Tennyson - Alquire

$48 $25

Patial proceeds from mini cupcake and cheesecake orders benefit homeless families and go toward future youth transitional center

Up to 56% Off Wedding Cakes from Let 'em Eat Cake

Livermore

$450 $199

(140)

Custom cakes iced with buttercream with two accent colors, piped designs, flowers, and delivery; options include tasting and consult

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There's meticulous attention to detail in every flakey layer of Capitola Coffee Roasters and Patisserie's baked goods. The team creates their pastries by hand each morning, but the process starts even earlier. They first source real butter, unbleached flour, and other organic ingredients when possible. Then they mix the dough, which in some cases chills for 20 hours. Each passing minute infuses the future treat with more texture and flavor. Only then is it ready to turn into a breakfast bun, croissant, or danish. As the day goes on, the oven welcomes other desserts: bread pudding, apple pies made with organic fruit, or perhaps a flour-less chocolate cake. Oftentimes, the deservedly proud bakers post photos of their current creation on Facebook.

Outside this kitchen, aromas of tea and fresh-roasted coffee dance their way through the air. Baristas mix and pour all sorts of caffeinated drinks, including cappuccino, lattes, and chai tea. They often add house made whipped cream or flavored syrups for extra flavor. While Capitola Coffee Roasters and Patisserie still emphasizes breakfast, the shop serves sandwiches and soup, also known as liquid sandwiches.

105 Stockton Ave
Capitola,
CA
US

Lisa Brighton baked her first treat—a peach cobbler—when she was just 4 years old. She had some help, of course, from her great-grandmother, Hazel, who taught her which spices to use and which spices to throw over her shoulder. Hazel also handed down several generations of family recipes and a passion for baking that’s been in the family genes for more than 100 years. Lisa puts it to good use at Starz Cupcakes, which she co-owns with her daughter Connie.

Lisa and Connie estimate that they make 220 different kinds of cupcakes, including 17 velvets—a new take on the classic red velvet—in ultra-bright colors such as coral, teal, and purple. They also bake gluten-free cupcakes for customers with gluten allergies, and sugar-free versions for sweets lovers on low-sugar diets. And the tiny cakes are as beautiful as they are delicious; each one is topped with a dollop of frosting and decorative trimmings such as sprinkles, chocolate chips, or coconut flakes.

1855 41st Ave
Capitola,
CA
US

Swan & Company's stylists artfully resurface heads of hair and primp nail beds with salon products and keen aesthetic senses. During haircuts, meticulous scissors snip and shorten any rogue strands before the remaining locks are styled into shapes that fit customers' heads. Along with cutting and styling services, the staff can cleanse complexions with exfoliating microdermabrasion, dress nails in CND Shellac polish, and de-frizz hairdos with Coppola keratin smoothing.

311 Capitola Ave
Capitola,
CA
US

Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Santa Cruz: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."

19 Rancho Del Mar
Aptos,
CA
US

Recently praised in a review by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, this casual eatery charms patrons with its cheery staff, rustic-colored walls adorned with trompe d'oeil frescoes, and a no-nonsense menu packed with omelettes, belgian waffles, french toast, and hearty sandwiches. The Hole in the Wall Café draws in eager noshers looking to jump-start their day with a breakfast of the savory huevos rancheros or eggs benedict. Diners can find a cozy afternoon respite at the café's miniature courtyard while nibbling on a mediterranean chicken sandwich, or evade the watchful office llama to snack on a lunchtime california cobb salad. Contact The Hole in the Wall Café for any questions regarding its menu and pricing.

257 Center Ave
Aptos,
CA
US

After a decade of researching and perfecting cookie recipes, Larry and Shelly Pearson opened Pacific Cookie Company in 1980. Their cookie operation has expanded since those early days, when they focused on just five flavors. They now whip together 13 flavors of cookies, each consisting of simple, quality ingredients, such as Guittard chocolate, pure vanilla extract, cane sugar, and unbleached flour. Cookies are dished out alongside scoops of locally-sourced favorite, Marianne's Ice Cream. If you can't make it to Pacific Cookie Company's Berkeley or Santa Cruz shops, don't fret. The company ships its cookies—along with gift baskets, cookie tins, and gift boxes—to customers around the solar system.


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303 Potrero St
Santa Cruz,
CA
US