Baking Betty's two exuberant founders, Emily and Taryn, bake up batches of soft, chewy cookies from scratch everyday. The two best friends speckle cookies with sugary chunks of marshmallow and chocolate like field hands seeding Candyland’s farms. Available by the dozen or in bundled mini bunches, each batch of cookies bears sea-foam-green packaging and comes sealed with a kiss from the Baking Betty’s themselves.
With a name that's a riff on the French phrase for golden bread, Pandor Bakery and Cafe specializes in regional French pastries OC Weekly once said inspire "where-have-you-been-all-my-life epiphanies". Pandor is far from just a pastry shop, though, as it boasts an extensive menu that includes everything from breakfast plates to paninis. By morning, guests can be found digging into Nutella french toast or croque madames?and head in early for its Dornut pastry, which OC Weekly calls "obscenely good." At lunch, the kitchen sizzles with the sound of pressed sandwiches layered with pesto chicken or grilled zucchini. Though Pandor's flagship location can be found in the south of France, the California locations incorporate local goods such as coffee from Costa Mesa's Portola Coffee Lab and forks grown within Orange County.
Though coffee is good for jumpstarting a morning, it pales in comparison to the ritual surrounding afternoon tea. The Tea Room carries on this cherished English tradition, offering four levels of tea service, a selection of fair-trade organic teas, and a slew of finger foods for guests to enjoy. The simplest option is the Queen's Tea, during which you can nibble on treats while sipping selections from the house?s 50 signature blends. For a more decadent experience, the top-tier Royal Tea includes finger sandwiches, plates of salad, rows of glistening pastries, fruit, chocolate, and champagne. Outside the tearoom, guests can browse British paraphernalia at the gift shop or take home their favorite variety of tea without having to reverse-engineer flavors from stains left on lapels.
Authentic Italian Thin Crust Pizza. We offer first generation quality and tradition with over 15 specialty pizzas and a full Italian bakery. Come check out our full menu of Pizzas , Pastas , Subs and much more mouth watering daily prepared dishes and sweets.
Domenico Maurici has been around food his whole life. He was a child when he started farming his family's land in the south of Italy. And as a teenager, he started working in hotels and restaurants, working almost every food-oriented job there is: server, bartender, cook, the guy who keeps knives sharp with other knives or with hubcaps. A degree from a culinary institute propelled Domenico into fine hotels and restaurants, and eventually he took to the seas by slicing and searing in a cruise ship kitchen. One day, the ship docked in Orange County, and Domenico enjoyed the area so much that he never left. In 1994, he opened Il Farro Restaurant, which was soon followed by Il Gelato Caffe. At Il Gelato, omelets and panini share a menu with pastries and the titular frozen treat. Domenico even differentiates gelato, with its dense flavor and lower fat content, from standard American ice cream in a website post.