Coffee & Treats in Millbrae

Chocolate-Tasting Class with Take-Home Treats for Two at Preston’s Candy & Ice Cream in Burlingame ($100 Value)

Preston's Candy & Ice Cream

Broadway Burlingame

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

$100 $38

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$39 for a King's and Queen's Tea Service for Two with Sweets and Sandwiches at Never Too Latte ($70 Value)

Never Too Latte

San Bruno

Sample an assortment of house-made, bite-size pastries and sandwiches, served with tea flavored with fruits, flowers, or Godiva chocolate

$70 $39

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Bubble Tea and Snow Ice at Raging Boba

Raging Boba

Multiple Locations

Servers mix up cups of bubble teas with chewy boba pearls, allowing customers to sample beforehand; Taiwanese snow ice also available

$6 $3

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$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $18 Toward Coffee and Pastries at Smackers

Smackers

San Mateo

Coffee paired with pastries to dine in or carry out

$6 $3

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$10 for Two Dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme ($19.98 Value)

Krispy Kreme

Multiple Locations

Hot and fresh Original Glazed doughnuts from iconic doughnut shop

$19.98 $9

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Coffee, Breakfast, and Cafe Food at Caffe Roma (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Caffe Roma

North Beach

Brothers and sisters continue a family tradition at coffeehouses that serve premium roasted coffees and tasty breakfast and cafe cuisine

$20 $12

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Gourmet Chocolate and Sweets at The San Francisco Chocolate Factory (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

The San Francisco Chocolate Co.

SoMa

Customers can choose from a multitude of all-natural, gourmet chocolate products including organic and rainforest-certified items

$20 $10

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Two or Three Dozen Mini Cupcakes at Mission Minis (Up to 50% Off)

Mission Minis

Mission

Bite-size cupcakes in flavors such as Peanut Butter Kiss, Swiss Almond Coconut, Vegan Banana Maple, and many more

$24 $12

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$28 for a Sampler Pack of 24 Mini Cupcakes at Cups and Cakes ($50 Value)

Cups and Cakes

SoMa

Bakers choose a sampler pack of 24 mini-cupcakes, each made from scratch based on the owner's daring ethos of experimentation

$50 $28

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$23 for $40 Worth of Tea and Accessories at Vital Tea Leaf

Vital Tea Leaf

Multiple Locations

Complimentary tastings help customers find their favorite from a selection of more than 400 tea blends

$40 $23

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$11 for $20 Worth of Happy-Hour Specials or Sunday Brunch with Drinks for Two at Gaslamp Cafe

Gaslamp Cafe

San Francisco

Chicken wings, shrimp tacos, Anchor Brewing Co. beer, and global wines at happy hour; veggie scrambles, burgers, and bloody marys at brunch

$20 $11

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Gourmet Popcorn at Doc PopCorn (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Doc PopCorn

San Francisco

Fresh-popped kernels come in Better Butter, Sweet Butter, Klassic Kettle, Hoppin’ Jalapeno, and Cheesy Cheddar flavors

$10 $5

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$9 for $15 Worth of Bubble Tea — Bubble Tea & Dessert Cafe

Bubble Tea & Dessert Cafe

San Francisco

From the merchant: Experience the a variety of drinks and dessert. In here you will find everything you need to satisfy your sweet desire.

$15 $9

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Gourmet Desserts and Cocktails for Two or Four at Candybar (Up to 49% Off)

Candybar

Western Addition

Chef Cathleen Li whips up gourmet ice-cream sundaes and desserts with rum mascarpone cream and homemade marshmallow and pairs with cocktails

$36 $19

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One Half-Sheet Birthday Cake or Twenty Plain Cupcakes at East 14th Bakery (Up to 43% Off)

East 14th Bakery

Assumption Parish

Bakers whip up cupcakes, half-sheet birthday cakes, and other baked goods like mexican rolls with barbecue pork

$47 $27

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Two White Sweet-Potato Pies or Southern-Style Peach Cobblers at Patrick's Famous Pies (53% Off)

Patrick's Famous Pies

Multiple Locations

Generations-old family recipes yield unique white sweet-potato pies and Southern-style peach cobblers with a loyal following

$30 $14

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Up to 25% Off Coffee & Tea — Grand Lake Coffee House; Valid Every Day 2 PM - 5 PM

Grand Lake Coffee House

Oakland

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$8 $6

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Sandwiches, Ethiopian Food, and Coffee at Cafe Lakeview (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Cafe Lakeview

Cleveland Heights

Smoothies, quick bites such as salads and sandwiches, and a few Ethiopian specialties at a cafe with a view of Lake Merritt

$22 $11

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$20 for a 45-Minute Chocolate-Tasting Tour for Two at Alegio Chocolaté / Claudio Corallo ($40 Value)

Alegio Chocolaté / Claudio Corallo

Multiple Locations

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

$40 $20

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One or Two Dozen Mini Cupcakes or Mini Cheesecake Bites at Mika's Cupcakes (Up to 48% Off)

Mika's Cupcakes

Tennyson - Alquire

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

$24 $15

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Two 9-Inch Cream or Pumpkin Pies or One Dozen Mini Pies at The Cupcake Shoppe (Up to 46% Off)

The Cupcake Shoppe

The Cupcake Shoppe

Nine-inch cream or pumpkin pies or four-inch mini pies in a variety of flavors

$24 $13

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$13 for $20 Worth of Cakes at Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes - Corte Madera

Nothing Bundt Cakes - Corte Madera

Bite-sized, personal, family, and party-size cakes, all topped with signature cream-cheese frosting

$20 $13

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$41 for a Wine and Chocolate Pairing for Two at Pieces of Chocolate ($90 Value)

Pieces of Chocolate

Danville

Designed with portion control in mind, chocolates are poured and salted by hand and paired with complimentary wines

$90 $41

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Wedding Cakes from Sweetart Creative Baking (55% Off). Three Options Available.

Sweetart Creative Baking

Multiple Locations

Artistic bakers build custom wedding cakes in unique flavors and can decorate them with everything from sculpted fondant to silk butterflies

$100 $45

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$13 for $20 Worth of Pastries at Beard Papa’s in Milpitas

Beard Papas - Milpitas

Milpitas

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust exterior with one of eight types of filling made from natural custard & whipped cream

$20 $13

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for a Free Pound of Coffee with a Purchase of Five or More Pounds of Coffee at Moschetti

Moschetti

Vallejo

For $5, receive a coupon for a free pound of coffee with the purchase of five or more pounds of coffee.

$5

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$9 for $16 Worth of Pastries, Café Food, and Drinks at Sweetie Pies

Sweetie Pies

Central Napa

The bakery café serves paninis, wraps, savory tarts, and individual-size pies and dessert bars

$16 $9

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Cupcakes at Famous Creations (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Famous Creations

Fairfield

This bakeshop whips up cupcakes in more than 50 flavors, including red velvet, maple bacon, chunky monkey, and chicken and waffle

$20 $12

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2-Night Stay for Two with Wine Tasting or Private Dinner, Massage, and Wine at Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa in Bodega, CA

Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa

Bodega Bay, CA

A 4-star hotel near the Sonoma County coast; every option includes a wine tasting for two

$589 $279

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$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Four Regular Cupcakes at Roc's Cupcakes ($24 Total Value)

Roc's Cupcakes

Watsonville

This family-owned bakery makes its cupcakes fresh each morning in a rotating menu of flavors

$12 $7.50

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Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.

Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice?s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soy milk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.

In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

525 Broadway
Millbrae,
CA
US

At Nubi Yogurt, customers decorate blends of self-serve frozen yogurt with seasonal fruit slices and slivers of chopped-up candy. Georgia-peach- or pineapple-flavored yogurt waits for a complimentary showering of kiwi slices and mocha beads, while café-latte yogurt perks up customers with caffeinating chunks of Snickers or Kit-Kat. Most of the shops’ smooth, sinful flavors are fat-free, and are made with live-cultured probiotics that can help improve digestion. Each Nubi location boasts a bright, contemporary atmosphere with wireless internet, satellite radio tunes, and sleek tables polished enough to admire your new fro-yo moustache in.

979 Broadway
Millbrae,
CA
US

Glass jars full of traditional Chinese tea leaves line rosewood shelves. Tea accessories share space with cups and dishes. At i-Tea, everything in the shop points to a singular subject: the rich tradition of Chinese tea. Led by an expert in these aromatic leaves and the culture they create, i-Tea also hosts tea ceremonies that include tea preparation, plus an exploration of the history and significances of tea.

373 El Camino Real
Millbrae,
CA
US

Named for the favorite opera of master confectioner and professional musician Anthony Basques Sr., Aida Opera Candies has conducted glorious confectionary cadenzas that crescendo in mouths since 1947. Using hand-crafted family recipes to compose their edible symphonies, Aida sets the stage for romance with an assortment of dreamy, decadent Valentine treats. A half-pound of Dutch Valentine’s thin mints ($7), decked out in pink, white, and red wrapping, sends a sweet, breath-freshening message to a sweetie, and half-pound portions of conversation hearts ($4) prevent stammering tongues from having to recite clumsy pig Latin poetry. The palatable pleasures of adorably wrapped milk-chocolate presents ($7) and Grande Marnier truffles ($15.50) help loved ones forget about missed anniversaries, missed birthdays, and misfired arrows that puncture family portraits.

1375 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame,
CA
US

The Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia celebrates iconic candy packaging with its exhibit of PEZ dispensers, featuring the plastic disembodied heads of animals, cartoon characters, comic-book heroes, and more. With two tickets ($3 each), you and a friend can peruse recent additions to the exhibit, including wistfully philosophical Peanuts PEZ dispensers from 2000 and a Mary Poppins dispenser from the 1960s that has been appraised as practically perfect in every way. Other confection-spouting dispensers feature likenesses of Mickey Mouse, Batman, Santa Claus, and beloved comic-book super-heroine Betsy Ross. In addition to pint-sized PEZ packaging, the museum also houses the world’s largest PEZ-dispensing machine, standing nearly eight feet tall, weighing 85 pounds, and capable of storing numerous PEZ candies or UFO-related secrets.

214 California Dr
Burlingame,
CA
US

It all began in 1928 with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, two old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, and a quick dip in dark chocolate. With these three simple ingredients, George Whitney created the first chocolate-covered IT'S-IT ice-cream sandwich. For the next several decades, he sold these treats exclusively to Playland at the Beach's passersby and seagull gourmands until the amusement park closed in the early 1970s.

This setback didn't deter Whitney, though. Instead, it inspired him to open a tiny shop and continue making ice-cream sandwiches by hand for the San Francisco area's small local stores. More and more stores began clamoring for the treats, so the company started to expand until IT'S-IT Ice Cream made its way into freezers across more than 15 states. "If you?re not from the Bay Area you might be tempted to call the IT'S-IT just another ice cream sandwich," wrote one Google employee according to The Wall Street Journal, "But you?d be oh, so wrong."

The traditional IT'S-IT sandwich with vanilla ice cream continues to be a staple, although chocolate, mint, pumpkin, strawberry, and cappuccino flavors can also be found. The company has expanded its selection to include a handful of other treats. Scoops of ice cream lie sandwiched between oversized chocolate-chip cookies, as well as dark-chocolate wafers. IT'S-IT's version of a sundae on a stick, meanwhile, features ice cream dipped in dark chocolate and then rolled in roasted peanuts.

865 Burlway Rd.
Burlingame,
CA
US

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