Bakeries in Plaza

40% Off Cream Puffs at Beard Papas Garden Grove

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

40% Off Gluten-Free, Vegan Cupcakes at Sensitive Sweets

Sensitive Sweets

North Orange County

$42 $25

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

Up to 42% Off Cupcakes or Birthday at Bubba Sweets

Bubba Sweets

Beach Blvd

$33 $19

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Up to 10 children decorate cupcakes in 13 flavors including thin mint, cheesecake, maple-toffee bacon, and strawberry lemonade

Up to 37% Off at French’s Pastry Bakery

French's Pastry Bakery

Multiple Locations

$30 $19

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Signature danishes with fruit or chocolate, both with cream cheese; rotating selection of pies and custom cakes made with real whipped cream

$8 for Cream Puffs and Mochi Ice Cream at Beard Papa's

Beard Papa's

Downtown

$16 $8

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International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust puffs with flavored ice cream or whipped cream alongside mochi ice cream and éclairs

Up to 42% Off Mini Cupcakes

Cake Bakeshop

Manhattan Beach

$22 $12.75

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Bakers use in-season ingredients to craft mini-cupcake flavors such as Lime in the Coconut, which is coconut cake with key-lime filling

Up to 55% Off Cupcakes at Regal Cake Gallery

Regal Cake Gallery

Mid-Wilshire

$42 $19

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Bakery featured on The Tonight Show creates cupcakes decorated with frosting and New York–style cheesecake cupcakes with strawberries

Up to 42% Off Nuage Cake Packages at Bo Nuage

Bo Nuage

Melrose

$27.40 $16

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Paris-trained pastry chefs create light, decadent treats from fresh, organic ingredients within patisserie, itself a work of modern art

Up to 56% Off at Unique Pastry Bakery

Unique Bakery and Cafe

Encino

$27 $12

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Kosher and pareve treats include mexican wedding cookies, chocolate rugelach and pastry options of mini éclairs and cream puffs

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One of the original pioneers of the yogurt industry, Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt has been whirling yogurt since the early 1980s. A bevy of rotating flavors includes tastes such as just chocolate, peanut-butter cup, café latte, butterscotch, and mango tart. Sample a small bit with a mini ($1.85 for 4 oz.), or take 32 ounces home to share in a quart ($6.15). Traditionally conical edible yogurt containers (small cone $2.40, waffle $3.50) make it possible for hands to hold the frozen delight. At 25–29 calories an ounce, health-conscious consumers can enjoy licks without translating each tongueful into the quantity of jumping jacks or flying starfish impersonations needed to offset it.

5523 E Stearns St
Long Beach,
CA
US

As recounted in the Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Patch, it was a hot day in July when JoAnn Buday's daughter ran into the house, breathlessly gushing about a newly discovered frozen treat called a "sno-ball." JoAnn was intrigued. She spent the day on the computer, her face illuminated in the glow of hundreds of shining reviews of sno-ball shops in New Orleans, where the dish originated. JoAnn had often dreamt of opening a frozen treat shop that would stand out among all the other yogurt and ice cream joints in southern California. Now, at last, she had a plan.

Today, JoAnn captains her own shop, whipping up the frosty snacks lauded by reporters from The Orange County Register. Beneath shelves of colorful syrups, JoAnn and her staff top fluffy shaved ice with more than 30 different types of syrups—including root beer, wine cooler, and coconut. They blend flavors and add layers of creamy ice cream to create imaginative combinations such as peach cobbler and caramel apple pop. Guests snack on frozen treats, hot dogs, and fresh baked goods on the tabletops that speckle the seating area. A colorful mural sweeps across the wall, depicting typical scenes from famous cities around the world, including diners lingering at a cafe in Paris and employed citizens paying their U.S. federal taxes in Seattle.

10670 Los Alamitos Blvd.
Los Alamitos,
CA
US

Yelpers give the Huntington Beach location a three-star average and the Los Alamitos location a 3.5-star average:

11196 Los Alamitos Blvd
Los Alamitos,
CA
US

The Daily Grind features specialty coffees that earned the 2011 Roaster of the Year Award from Roast Magazine. Our exceptional single origin and coffee blends are brought to you from boutique farms around the world.

DG also features a full compliment of baked goods and fare that are made fresh daily.

5590 E 7th St
Long Beach,
CA
US

Gwen Willhite founded Cookies by Design in 1983, when an unsatisfying brainstorming session about gift ideas led her to ponder one exciting question: why should flowers and sweets remain separate? Her solution was to design the cookie bouquet, where custom hand-decorated cookies are displayed on sticks and arranged like flowers in gift baskets. Her invention quickly became a popular gift among locals, particularly those allergic to real blooms or too bashful to look at naked cookies.

Twenty-five years later, there are roughly 90 Cookies by Design locations across the country. Each shop's team of bakers creates cookie baskets with a degree of care that matches Willhite's original vision, decorating and arranging sweet shapes for birthdays, holidays, and any other special occasion.

5207 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach,
CA
US

When he was a kid, Joseph Rooney heard a story from his uncle about a duck that was struck by a waterskier near their family's summer home in Illinois. That duck, however, didn't die or even file a lawsuit—it just waddled away with a crooked neck. As the story spread and more neighbors shared their own crooked duck sightings, the legend grew, following Joseph all the way to Long Beach where he named his restaurant after that resilient bird.

Hailed as an "obsessively friendly restaurant that every neighborhood should have" by the Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Crooked Duck welcomes visitors into a casual, oftentimes quirky atmosphere with timeless dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the mornings, the kitchen turns out flapjacks and omelets. The rest of the day, the restaurant's menu overflows with unique dishes such as meatloaf with caramelized onions, gorgonzola bacon burgers, and decadent sweets such as naked carrot cake.

5096 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach,
CA
US