Coffee & Treats in Campus Commons

$6.99 for Two Dozen Mini Donuts from Danny's Mini Donuts ($12 Value)

Danny's Mini Donuts

Old Sacramento

$12 $6.99

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Hot, made-to-order mini donuts with chocolate, powdered sugar, or cinnamon

Three Groupons for Large Smoothies or Acai Berry Bowls at Bombshell Brownies (Up to 50% Off)

Bombshell Brownies - Food & Drink

Carmichael

$5 $2.66

Healthy bowls piled with superfruit acai berries, blueberries, strawberries, and nuts; cool, blended smoothies made with fresh fruit

$5 for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Shakes, Shave Ice, and Smoothies at Crazy for Yogurt

Crazy for Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Decorate frozen yogurt and shakes with more than 80 topping choices or scoop it on top fresh-baked brownies and cookies

$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Ice Cream and Treats at Alka Pure Water ($20 Value)

Alka Pure Water

West Sacramento

$5 $2.50

Gunther's Ice Creams available in a dozen flavors, plus Merlino's Fruit Freeze, coffee drinks and shaved ice made with real sugar

Three or Six Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Coffee and Treats at Java Johnny's (40% Off)

Java Johnny's

Fair Oaks

$5 $3

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Drive-thru espresso bar's baristas whip up french vanilla and hazelnut lattes and Ghirardelli dark mochas; treats for pups given out, too

$17.49 for a 16" Custom Cookie Cake at Mrs. Fields (Up to $29.99 Value)

Mrs. Fields

Multiple Locations

$29.99 $17.49

Bakers customize peanut butter, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate-chip cookie cakes with your special message

$10 for Five Groupons, Each Good for One 10-Ounce Yogurt or Large Gelato at Yogurt Time Cafe Roseville ($20 Total Value)

Yogurt Time Cafe Roseville

The Brickyard

$4 $2

Flavors vary from week to week but popular varieties include country vanilla, mango sorbet, and peanut-butter cup, and cable Car Chocolate

$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($15 Total Value)

TCBY

Multiple Locations

$5 $3

Decadent flavors such as caramel supreme and white-chocolate mousse swirl from self-serve machines before donning fruit or candy toppings

Six Cupcakes or One-Dozen Advance-Order Gourmet Cupcakes at Cupcake A La Mode (Up to 48% Off)

Cupcake A La Mode

Roseville

$21 $11

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Decadent cupcakes in flavors such as stuffed french toast, Bella Nutella, chocolate peppermint, and red velvet

$20 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Treats at BAMBU Desserts and Drinks ($20 Value)

BAMBU Desserts and Drinks

Rocklin

$5 $2.75

Asian-inspired sweets and drinks include milk teas with tapioca pearls, chilled pandan, and a bevy of coffee and chai beverages

5 or 10 Ice Cream and Gelato at Tropical Dreams (50% Off)

Tropical Dreams

Granite Bay

$3.95 $1.97

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160+ flavors, such as Kona coffee, macadamia nut, and mango cream, all made with 16% butter fat and up to 50% less air than other ice creams

One, Two, or Four Dozen Regular, Mixed, Jelly, or Fancy Donuts at The Pink Box Donut Shop (Up to 55% Off)

The Pink Box Donut Shop

Multiple Locations

$15.50 $7.50

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Fresh-baked donuts made every day are topped with handmade icing and include zero trans fats

1- or 2-Dozen Gluten-Free Macarons or 4 Snow Fluffs with 2 Toppings Each at Macaronage Macarons (Up to 50% Off)

Macaronage Macarons

Stockton

$15.99 $10

Gluten-free shop bakes up macarons in flavors such as pink champagne; snow fluff blends sweet condensed milk with no-calorie shaved ice

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

Sweetie Pies

Central Napa

$16 $9

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

$14 for Chocolate and Wine Pairing Package for Two at Vintage Sweet Shoppe ($28 Value)

Vintage Sweet Shoppe

Napa

$28 $14

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Duos sip expertly paired chocolates & wines at marble-style tabletops, then nibble signature handcrafted truffles & dipped strawberries

Wedding-Cake Packages Serving 60, 100, 200, or 80 from Let 'em Eat Cake (Up to 56% Off)

Let 'em Eat Cake

Livermore

$450 $199

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

$8 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies, and Food at Yogurt Station ($14 Value)

Yogurt Station

Oakdale

$7 $4

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Stuff stockings with Groupons for fro-yo; shop has self-serve, drive-thru service, an game room, and serves pizza, stuffed pretzels & nachos

Wedding Cakes from Sweetart Creative Baking (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Sweetart Creative Baking

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

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

$15 for a 45-Minute Chocolate-Tasting Tour for Two at Alegio Chocolaté / Claudio Corallo ($30 Value)

Alegio Chocolaté / Claudio Corallo

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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

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

Grand Lake Coffee House

Oakland

$8 $6

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

$12 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods at Nothing Bundt Cakes of Emeryville

Nothing Bundt Cakes of Emeryville

Emeryville

$20 $12

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Pecan praline and lemon bundt cakes made with fresh eggs and real butter and adorned with frosting petals, bows, and silk flowers

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Hot Drink Purchases For One Month After First Use at Kilovolt Coffee

Kilovolt Coffee

Oakland

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off hot drink purchases for one month after first use

$12 for $20 Worth of Cakes, Cookies, and Baked Goods at A Piece of Cake and Confections

A Piece of Cake and Confections

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Handmade baked goods and confections such as egg nog pies, chocolate truffles, and dark chocolate mousse cupcakes

Tea-Time Sampler with Sandwiches and Scones for Two or Four at Dori's Tea Cottage (Up to 42% Off)

Dori's Tea Cottage

Groveland

$32.95 $19

Hearty sampler platters provide plenty of snacks to share while enjoying a pot of tea, such as cucumber sandwiches, scones, and cookies

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“My plan is to own a bakery,” LaThomas Holmes says to a videographer, breaking into a smile as she recounts the compliments her pies and cakes have earned. Before LaThomas got to Plates Café and Catering, that dream was far from her reality. Like the other women at Plates, LaThomas is part of a 90-day program that teaches food-service skills to mothers experiencing homelessness, bringing them closer to self-sufficiency. The restaurant is run by St. John’s Shelter Program for Women and Children, which realized that its clients don’t just need housing—they need employable skills that will help them keep that housing. The shelter’s innovative response to this need, a training-oriented restaurant, has become a media-buzz magnet, earning televised praise from Good Day Sacramento and KVIE’s Rob on the Road and glowing printed words from the State Hornet and Sacramento Business Journal.

These profiles of Plates don’t just express admiration for the eatery’s mission; they also extol the deliciousness of its food. Though it prioritizes its social mission, Plates hasn’t neglected the art of crafting breakfasts and lunches from ingredients such as honey-roasted bacon, basil aioli, and pineapple chutney. Those desserts that bakery-destined LaThomas has perfected? They range from maple-pecan bread pudding to bittersweet chocolate Kahlua cake. The feasts arrive in a dining room that used to be a commissary for the US Army Depot, now redecorated in cheery shades of magenta and yellow. Plates doesn’t yet serve dinner in the dining room, but it does cater evening feasts, as well as earlier breakfasts, salad bars, and buffet lunches. Catered entrees rely on ingredients from local growers who engage in organic and sustainable practices, reflecting a commitment to the environment also seen in Plates’ biocompostable flatware, plates, and cups, which save diners the hassle of bringing their own pitchforks.

PO Box 2443 Fair Oaks Blvd #369
Sacramento,
California
US

If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.

Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.

In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.

2447 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento,
CA
US

Each day at dawn, piping-hot circles made from fresh ingredients appear on the horizon, enchanting eyes and noses before popping into mouths. Unlike the sun, these rounds teem with sugar, spice, and in some cases, chocolate. Bakers craft each batch from scratch, using original recipes but not a pinch of preservatives. Their cookie roster beckons sweet teeth with everyday flavors such as M&M chocolate chip and day-of-the-week varieties such as Wednesday's almond joy and Friday's mint-chocolate fantasy fudge. Customers may also opt for custom wedding treats and personalized photo cookies, which serve as memories tastier than crepes rolled from diary pages. In addition to building cookie cakes for parties, the bakers construct cookies for celebrants to embellish with frosting.

2565 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento,
CA
US

A chocolate flower hovers on a fluffy cloud of whipped cream. A crispy caramel cookie emerges like a half-moon from behind a tuft of caramel frosting. For Esther, cupcakes aren’t just dessert; they’re miniature masterpieces. Fortunately for sweet-toothed connoisseurs, the seasoned pastry chef pays due respect to what’s inside as well, using unrefined and local ingredients and baking cupcakes in small batches throughout the day. Her meticulous attention to her treats’ quality, appearance, and emotional health has earned Esther’s Cupcakes a spot on both CBS Sacramento’s and News Review’s lists of the city’s best cupcake shops.

2600 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento,
CA
US

Though Crepe Escape stays open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., the café never stops serving breakfast. Chefs blend gourmet ingredients to concoct unique takes on classic morning-time eats, such as the crab cake Florentine version of eggs benedict or stacks of waffles topped with fruit a dollop of whipped cream. Egg-based crepes sate sweet and savory teeth with a bevy of filling options from strawberries to curried chicken. For those who adhere to a strict breakfast regimen of one grapefruit and one boiled marshmallow, the café also dishes up light salads, sandwiches, and pastas. Crepe Escape's espresso bar and wine list provide drinks that pair pleasantly with any dish or time of day.

5635 H St
Sacramento,
CA
US

For more than 40 years, The Wienery has prepared its signature hot dog the old-fashioned way: by steaming the frankfurter rather than boiling it. These special-order dogs don an array of toppings, from bacon wrapping and sauerkraut to specialty dogs such as The Joey, whose sautéed onions and sloppy-joe sauce attract any marsupials in the vicinity. Cooks can prepare each dog with vegetarian tofurky kielbasa dogs upon request, as well as offer alternative sausages such as polish, italian, and ballpark-style dogs. They round out their menu with chili, pastrami sandwiches, and root beer in frosty mugs.

715 56th Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US