Coffee & Treats in Southcrest

Four- or Eight-Visit Punchcard for Frozen Yogurt at Fiji Yogurt (50% Off)

Fiji Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$14 $7

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Patrons fill cups with their favorite flavors of frozen yogurt and top off with fresh fruit, candies, and crushed sweets

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Drinks and Desserts at Viva el Cafe ($20 Total Value)

Viva el Cafe

Old Town

$10 $5.50

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Enjoy a selection of desserts such as red velvet cupcakes, brownies, and cheesecake paired with a cappuccino, espresso, or italian soda

Churros and Other Sweet Treats at Churros El Tigre (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Churros El Tigre

San Ysidro

$10 $5

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Churros and bananas topped with sweet, all-natural flavors, as well as shaved ice doused in fresh fruit flavors

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Juice and Food at Tropifruit 100% Natural Juice Bar (38% Off)

Tropifruit 100% Natural Juice Bar

El Cajon

$16 $10

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Fresh fruit smoothies and juices served alongside healthy lunch and breakfast sandwiches

$12 for $20 or $30 for $50 Worth of Cookies and Cookie Bouquets at Cookies By Design

Cookies By Design

Santee

$10 $6

Cookie bouquets, baskets, and dozen-count boxes are baked onsite from scratch using ingredients from local farmers

5 or 10 Regular Shaved Ices at Alana's Hawaiian Shave Ice (Up to 53% Off)

Alana's Hawaiian Shave Ice

El Cajon

$20 $11

Fluffy shaved ice in flavors such as piña colada, mango, and guava, served with an ice cream bottom and cream top

$24 for 10 16-Ounce Lattes and Mochas at Pivot Coffee and Cream

Pivot Coffee And Cream

Lakeside

$43 $24

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

$12.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Ice Cream at Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt ($24 Total Value)

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$8 $4.33

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Flash-freeze process yields more than 30 flavors of smooth, tasty ice cream at the customer's desired consistency

Six Mini-Cupcakes, Two Jumbo Cupcakes, or Cupcake Party for Six at CB’s Cupcakes (Up to 51% Off)

CB's Cupcakes

Multiple Locations

$18 $10

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Savor mini or jumbo vanilla cupcakes with frosting or enjoy an in-store party with two cupcakes, a frosting bag, and beverage per person

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes or $25 for $50 Toward Custom Cakes at BC Cakes and Bakery

BC Cakes and Bakery

San Marcos

$30 $15

Bakery creates a large variety of sweets, from custom cakes for birthdays and weddings, to basic cupcakes

20 or 40 Gallons of Alkaline Water or 5 Shave Ices at Water Shack (Up to 50% Off)

Water Shack

Vista

$14 $7

Pure, alkaline drinking water infused with trace minerals for an approximate pH of 9.9; shave ice in flavors like coconut and cotton candy

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Shave Ice at JR's Hawaiian Shave Ice ($20 Value)

JR's Hawaiian Shave Ice

Ocenaside

$10 $5.50

Low calorie, fluffy shave ice absorbs syrups that range in flavor from coconut and guava to cajun red hot

One Custom Cake or $10 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods at San Luis Rey Bakery

San Luis Rey Bakery

San Luis Rey

$20 $10

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Family-run bakery whips up Mexican pastries, sweet empanadas, and elaborately decorated custom cakes for any occasion

Asian-Fusion Deli Food and Drinks at Reza Cafe (Up to 49% Off)

Reza Cafe

Temecula

$17.50 $9

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Selection of artisan sandwiches, such as Vietnamese banh mi, are crafted with organic ingredients and served with boba tea and coffee

Hand-Popped Kettle Corn from AmeriKettle (50% Off). Two Options Available.

AmeriKettle

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Kettle corn in classic and inventive flavors such as jalapeno cheddar and smoked barbecue

$12 for $24 Worth of Bulk Candy at Powell's Sweet Shoppe

Powell's Sweet Shoppe

Laguna Niguel

$24 $12

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Nostalgic store stocks sweets from early 1900s classics such as Charleston Chews to later favorites such as mallo cups and candy necklaces

$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

$11.50 for Chocolate Bananas, Ice Cream, or Cheesecake Wedges at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at the Irvine Spectrum Center Location ($18 Value)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Irvine Spectrum Center

$18 $11.50

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Sweet shop offers range of frozen treats such as bananas dipped in chocolate, ice cream bars, and cheesecake wedges

$16 for a Punch Card with Six Punches Worth $5 Each at All The Perks Espresso Café ($30 Value)

All The Perks Espresso Café

Irvine

$30 $16

Pastries, paninis, salads, and crepes complement an extensive selection of handcrafted espresso drinks and specialty lattes

$12 for $20 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Sweet Tart Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Tart Frozen Yogurt

Moreno Valley

$20 $12

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Self-serve frozen yogurt in sweet and tart flavors, topped with candy, fruit, nuts, and sauces

Four or Six Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Juices at Juice it Up Riverside/Canyon Springs (Up to 40% Off)

Juice it Up Riverside/Canyon Springs

Riverside

$5 $3

Raw juice bar specializes in fresh juices, real fruit smoothies, acai bowls, and healthy snacks

Juices and Smoothies at Juice It Up! (40% Off)

Juice It Up!

Corona

$10 $6

Raw juice bar specializes in fresh juices, real fruit smoothies, acai bowls, and healthy snacks

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

Spanish-American Tapas for Lunch or Dinner at Café Tu Tu Tango (Up to 48% Off)

Cafe Tu Tu Tango

Orange

$25 $13

Specialty pizzas and skewers round out a menu of inventive Spanish and Asian dishes in an artsy café

$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

$16 for Four Caramel Apples or Two Pounds of Fudge at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ($39.80 Value)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Huntington Beach

$39.80 $16

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Granny Smith apples coated in handmade caramel, or fudge in flavors ranging from plain to Rocky Road

Blue Bell Ice Cream, Dolewhip and Frozen Treats at Whipp'd OC (Up to 50% Off)

Whipp'd OC

Huntington Beach

$10 $6

Blue Bell ice cream and cool low-fat, lactose-free Dole Whip are served in a variety of flavors at exclusive locations

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Treats at Snow Bar ($20 Value)

Snow Bar

Westminster

$10 $5.50

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Lightly shaved "snow" treats in flavors such as raspberry and salted caramel topped with fresh fruit and nuts

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Italian Ice at Rockin' Ice (42% Off)

Rockin' Ice

Huntington Beach

$6 $3.50

Customize a shaved ice with one of 40+ flavored syrups or select a Rockin' Ice stuffed with soft serve ice cream and your choice of cupcake

$12 for $20 Worth of Frozen Treats at Oahu Shave Ice & Ice Cream

Oahu Shave Ice & Ice Cream

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Choose from Hawaiian-style ices in 80 flavors—such as root beer, mango, or chocolate—as well as ice cream and sundaes

$4 for $6 Worth of Cafe Food and Drinks at Golden Papaya

Golden Papaya

Garden Grove

$6 $4

Smoothies, slushes, or boba tea accompany popcorn chicken and crispy chicken dumplings

Stumptown Beans & Maté or Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Cafe Fare at AoSA Coffee (Up to 45% Off)

AoSA Coffee

Huntington Beach

$5 $2.75

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Eco-friendly coffee shop serves fair trade Stumptown coffee along with breakfast and lunch paninis

Two Dozen Mini Cupcakes or One Dozen Regular or Filled Cupcakes at Sweet Traders (Up to 47% Off)

Sweet Traders

Huntington Beach

$27.60 $16

Cupcakes with real butter frosting in flavors like red velvet, lemon with raspberry buttercream, or coconut with pineapple cream filling

Tea with Sandwiches and Treats for Two, Three, or Four at McKenna's Tea Cottage (Up to 54% Off)

McKenna Tea Cottage

Seal Beach

$54 $27

Aromatic tea complements scones, soup, sandwiches, and dessert in a quaint tearoom

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The flavors of the American South haven't just migrated to San Diego, they found a permanent home there. At Sonny's Southern California BBQ, cooks take a page out of ole' Dixie's recipe book and whip up succulent portions of beef short ribs, tender pulled pork, and catfish sandwiches. They can even cater to vegetarians with favorites such as barbecue beans, collard greens, and creamy mac and cheese. In good Southern fashion, they pair all of these savory eats with cold, house-made glasses of traditional sweet tea and lemonade.

549 25th St.
San Diego,
CA
US

Though named for a fiery volcano, Krakatoa Café reigns as the coolest spot in Golden Hill. This charming olive-colored Craftsman bungalow has an abundance of character, and good eats to back them up. Locals chill on the wooden deck, shaded by a fig tree, enjoying the lush foliage and bamboo wind chimes. It’s easy to relax here, sipping coffee drinks, smoothies or craft beers with friends and snacking on decadent house-made pastries or gourmet sandwiches, like the Ubehebe, complete with maple-cured bacon, roasted turkey, cream cheese, cranberry sauce and crisp romaine. One of the West Coast’s finest roasters, Caffe Calabria, supplies the coffee beans and artisan teas, while manager Julie bakes divine desserts and always has gluten-free or vegan treats on hand. Happy Hour calls for a Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale or orange blossom mimosa on the dog-friendly patio.

1128 25th St
San Diego,
CA
US

The historic Golden Hill district is settled with Craftsman mansions retrofitted into offices and apartments that cater to the downtown doctor and musician set. Those disparate groups tend to overlap at the corner location of Influx Café at Broadway and 20th. The building is a pale-colored antique that cleverly masks the streamlined, northern European décor inside this funky coffee house. Along one wall, pendant fans hang over a bank of small tables packed with laptop-focused customers, while a long and low, curving couch curls around the opposite side. Seating tends to be sparse inside Influx, which means most folks grab their espresso and move on, but in-the-know folks come by early for the renowned croissants, which some say are the best in the area. While the location is in earshot of the freeway, the side patio makes a calm retreat or pleasant spot for an intimate breakfast.

1948 Broadway
San Diego,
CA
US

The owner of Bonnie Jean's Soul Food Cafe did more than name the restaurant after the woman who taught her to entertain and cook—she also continually serves up her mother's recipes and hospitality. Today, when patrons step into Bonnie Jean's, they fill with the aromas of chicken and waffles, fried catfish, homemade barbecue sauce, and pork ribs steadily flowing from the kitchen. Chefs prepare the sides with the same amount of neighborly care, from the corn bread and collard greens to the yams and peach cobbler. Even the dining room could be mistaken for a living room, with photos lining the plum walls, a chessboard waiting for two players to match strategies, and the warm glow of a chandelier illuminating smiles and giving diners plenty of light to make macaroni portraits.

1964 54th St.
San Diego,
CA
US

With walls bedecked in vibrant artwork and a variety of seating options, Hart Lounge invites people to kick back day or night. During the day, coffee drinks can be paired with a variety of handhelds and finger foods, such as housemade hummus, buffalo chicken paninis, and mediterranean pizzas topped with organic tomatoes. Nights at Hart Lounge are also full of possibilities, with hookah events, game nights, and Movie & Munchies nights, during which guests can watch a flick while enjoying popcorn, hot dogs, and nachos. Open mic nights are also offered for the more daring, where people can take the stage and showcase their guitar-playing or yodeling skills.

734 Park Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

Organic and locally sourced ingredients give the French, Italian, and Spanish-inspired meals at Rustic Tapas and Meatballs a California twist. The dinner menu centers on oven-baked meatballs, made from scratch according to the owner's grandmother's recipe. Whether tumbled across spaghetti or slipped between bread, they burst with the flavors of fresh herbs and slow-roasted meats?or soy chorizo, in the case of the vegetarian option. Before or between meals, guests can snack on Spanish-inspired tapas or sip glasses of housemade sangria, craft beer, and organic wine.

455 10th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US