Bakeries in West Side

$12 for $20 Worth of Cream Puffs and Drinks at Beard Papa’s

Beard Papa's

Cerritos

$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

One or Two Dozen Mini Cupcakes at Cake Bakeshop (Up to 42% Off)

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

Cupcakes, Desserts, and Sandwiches at Sugar and Spice Bakery (40% Off)

Sugar and Spice Bakery

La Mirada

$20 $12

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Choose from a variety of decadent options, such as jumbo cupcakes, lemon tarts, chocolate eclairs, or cream horns, or enjoy a deli sandwich

$10 for $16 Worth of Cream Puffs at Beard Papa's

Beard Papa's

Downtown

$16 $10

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International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust puffs with flavored whipped cream alongside éclairs

$12 for $20 Worth of Cream Puffs and Baked Goods 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

12 Cupcakes or a Kids' Cupcake-Decorating Party for 10 at Bubba Sweets Beach Blvd Location (Up to 42% Off)

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

Two-Flavor Assortment of 12 or 24 Gluten-Free, Vegan Mini Cupcakes at Sensitive Sweets (Up to 40% Off)

Sensitive Sweets

North Orange County

$42 $25

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

One Dozen Cupcakes or Half Dozen Cheesecake Cupcakes Topped with Strawberries at Regal Cake Gallery (Up to 55% Off)

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

Mini, Petite, or Large Nuage Cake Packages at Bo Nuage (Up to 42% Off)

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

$18 for $30 Worth of Cakes, Danishes, and Pastries at French’s Pastry Bakery

French's Pastry Bakery

Multiple Locations

$30 $18

Signature wagon-wheel danishes with fruit or chocolate, both with cream cheese; rotating selection of cupcakes, pies, and custom cakes

Small, Medium, or Large Tray of Baklava at Baklava Factory (Up to 43%)

Baklava Factory

Multiple Locations

$12 $7

Trays filled with baklava in flavors such as almond caramel, traditional walnut, finger cashew, or chocolava with walnut and cinnamon

$10 for $16 Worth of Cream Puffs at Beard Papa's

Beard Papa's

Pasadena

$16 $10

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International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust puffs with whipped cream alongside éclairs and other bakery items

One Dozen Assorted Mini Pastries or 2 Pounds of Assorted Cookies at Unique Pastry Bakery (Up to 56% Off)

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

Select Local Merchants

Run by husband-and-wife duo Hien and Amber, the Doughnut Deli serves up an array of fresh, artisan donuts and long johns. Flavors run the gamut from s’more to bacon maple, topped with a syrup frosting, sliced bacon strips, and bits of a lumberjack’s spare flannel. You can also build your own donut and top it with candies or cereals including M&Ms, pretzels, caramel popcorn, and Cocoa Pebbles.

Every Friday, from 9 p.m. to midnight, stop by for a hot blueberry donut; make it a la mode with a scoop of french vanilla ice cream. In addition to its signature treat, the deli also offers fresh sandwiches, croissants, sodas, coffee, and juices. With advanced notice, Doughnut Deli is happy to work with custom orders or special requests.

3401 Pacific Pl
Long Beach,
CA
US

For more than a millennium, Cafe Sevilla has stood as one of Spain's great historic cities. In 1987, Spanish-born entrepreneurs Rogelio and Janet Huidobro opened the Cafe Sevilla tapas bar as a tribute to the longstanding cultural and culinary traditions of their homeland. Since then, the authentic Spanish eatery has expanded to three locations, each with a nightclub where live musicians take the stage every night in a celebration of Latin, Arabic, and gypsy music.

Cafe Sevilla's executive chef constantly experiments with his cooking, devising adventurous new dishes while highlighting cuisine from the varied regions of Spain. His menus encompass more than 40 tapas plates hailing from regions throughout Spain, such as skewers, ceviche, imported Iberian ham, and paella valenciana, a saffron-infused bomba-rice dish loaded with shellfish, Spanish sausage, and vegetables. Despite the ingenuity that suffuses the menu, one thing has remained constant: the sangria recipe, which is exactly the same as it was 25 years ago. On Saturday nights, there's an extra garnish for the cuisine: a three-course dinner is underscored by performances of flamenco, an Andalusian dance form that expresses love, pain, and passion through elaborate movement. Engaging the audience in a full sensory experience, the dancers?many of whom were trained in Spain and now run their own dance studios?are dressed in colorful, traditional garb and are chased off the stage by stampeding bulls at the end of each set.

140 Pine Ave
Long Beach,
CA
US

Sip Lounge, inside the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, is like a city with four distinct neighborhoods. Once guests walk past the lobby's large video wall, they're greeted by rows of wine bottles in the glass-enclosed cellar bookending the bar. Behind it, curtains billow beside a water feature that cascades along the wall like the zero-gravity streams found on the moon. Over in the dining room, large tables accommodate groups for gatherings over a local shrimp cocktail or cheese plate. The living room's plush couches cradle pairs for intimate conversations that can be shared over a glass of wine, a cocktail, or a craft beer.

Outside, the large patio embraces the busy energy of Ocean Boulevard without succumbing to it. Umbrellas, heaters, and glass walls separate its confines from the street's frenzy of beeps, brakes, and Model T hand cranks, and a focal fire pit warms both the temperature and the ambiance. The typical soundtrack of upbeat pop and instrumental music supplements Sip Lounge's live series, which hosts local artists from across Southern California.

111 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach,
CA
US

Aquarium of the Pacific

Betty’s favorite foods are shrimp, clams, and squid. She’s a little over a year old. She has brown hair, and her nickname is “Banshee,” because she wails when she doesn’t get her way. Named for Aquarium of the Pacific sponsor and legendary actress Betty White, she’s a recent addition to the aquarium’s BP Sea Otter Habitat. Betty was discovered in early 2012, a mere pup, without a mother. The staff at Aquarium of the Pacific nursed her back to health until October, when she was well enough to join her friends in the otter habitat. The otter habitat is just one of 19 habitats at Aquarium of the Pacific, which also includes 32 focus exhibits celebrating the diverse wildlife of the Pacific Ocean. In the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, more than 12 tuxedo-clad Magellanic penguins waddle around a rocky beach where guests can spy them nesting, eating, and practicing dance routines with Dick van Dyke, and a crawl space below their swimming pool provides a closer look at the birds as they go for a dip. Outside in Shark Lagoon, some 150-plus sand tiger, zebra, and whitetip reef sharks bare their menacing grins. But in the shallow touch pools, gentle bamboo and epaulette sharks discredit stereotypes by allowing visitors to pet them. For those more interested in the science of the sea, the Ocean Science Center helps visitors explore oceanic trends through its Science on a Sphere exhibit. The globe, a creation of the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, measures six feet in diameter and displays films about subjects such as rising sea levels and the connection between ocean health and human health.

100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach,
CA
US

Just a block west of Ocean Boulevard, there's a casual Cuban café, where Ropa Vieja sandwiches and fresh coconut smoothies saunter out onto a patio, finding a shady spot beneath a big umbrella. Above the open doors, the sign reads 'Tropicalata Cuban Café,' leading inside, where a menu of Cuban classics is served alongside authentic Cuban-style espresso, pastries, and the occasional under-the-table cigar.

510 E Broadway
Long Beach,
CA
US

With a bar, restaurant, and event space inspired by classic Italian design, Bliss 525 swathes guests in an upscale atmosphere. Arched doorways inside the facility open onto a floating staircase and dining tables with high-backed chairs. At mealtime, plates fill with hearty but healthy Californian fare such as Caribbean pasta, braised short ribs, and bruchetta stuffed chicken.

Each week, Bliss 525 hosts blues, jazz, rock, and soul musicians inside the bar. Guests can pair the melodic notes and tinted hues of sunset on the outdoor patio with selections from Bliss 525's full bar of fine wines, tap beers, and fresh-squeezed cocktails.

525 E Broadway
Long Beach,
CA
US