Coffee & Treats in San Mateo

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

$100 $40

(135)

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

$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

$70 $39

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

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Brazzle Berry (Half Off)

Brazzle Berry

Strawflower Center

$10 $5

All-natural frozen yogurt topped with fruit, nuts, and candy

Up to 50% Off Ice Cream — Brazzle Berry Valid Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7 AM - Noon

Brazzle Berry

El Granada

$8 $4

Fresh fruits, nuts, and candies allow patrons to customize cups of all-natural yogurt in 22 rotating flavors

$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

Four or Two Dozen Mini Cupcakes at The Cupcake Shoppe (Up to 52% Off)

The Cupcake Shoppe

Hayward

$60 $29

(129)

Bite-size cupcakes available in the following flavors: vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, snickerdoodle, strawberry, lemon, and marble

$35 for $50 Gift Card at Nook

Nook

Nob Hill

$50 $35

(534)

Cozy cafe and wine bar serves small plates, fresh sandwiches, salads, and breakfast

$5 Buys You a Coupon for Free Tea Tumbler With A $40 Purchase at Aroma Tea Shop

Aroma Tea Shop

Multiple Locations

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for free tea tumbler with a $40 purchase

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Coffee and Food at Never Too Latte ($20 Value)

Never Too Latte

Financial District

$10 $6

Organic coffee drinks, specialty teas, homemade crepes, and sandwiches

Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Fiore Caffe (Up to 37% Off)

Fiore Caffe

Noe Valley

$61.50 $39

(142)

Modern decor meets traditional Italian dishes such as Gorgonzola gnocchi and panko-breaded pork loin and an extensive wine list

Gelato Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Mini Cannolis at Caffe Dolci

Caffe Dolci

Multiple Locations

$9.75 $9.75

(25)

Lauded Italian dessert café offers tastings of gelato, which comes in more than two dozen flavors, along with mini cannolis to take home

$11 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Ice Cream at Eatwell Farm's Ice Box ($20 Value)

Eatwell Farm's Ice Box

San Francisco

$5 $2.75

Organic soft serve in flavors such as classic vanilla, stone-ground chocolate, and Twin Girls plum fill handmade butter cones

Fat-Free Frozen Yogurt at IceBee (Half Off). Two Options Available.

IceBee

SoMa

$10 $5

(607)

Late-night frozen yogurt shop with flavors such as mango and cookies 'n' cream that can be topped with fresh fruit, chocolate, and mochi

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

The San Francisco Chocolate Co.

SoMa

$20 $10

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

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

Mission Minis

Mission

$24 $12

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

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 of Bubble Tea & Snacks at Little Sweet Cafe (Up to $20 Value)

Little Sweet Cafe

San Francisco

$10 $6

Each treat here, be it a milk-based bubble tea or popcorn chicken, is fun to share and comes plated artistically

$12 for $20 Worth of Gelato and Chocolates at Dolce Amore

Dolce Amore

Civic Center

$20 $12

(140)

Decadent artisan chocolates and truffles in flavors such as espresso and salted caramel, served alongside creamy Italian gelato

$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

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

$13 for Five Groupons, Each Good for One Tea Drink at Jazen Tea (Up to $22 Value)

Jazen Tea

Multiple Locations

$4.40 $2.60

(139)

Drinks brewed with Taiwanese tea leaves and crammed full of fresh fruit bits, plus fresh fruit smoothies topped with whipped cream

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

Nothing Bundt Cakes of Emeryville

Emeryville

$20 $12

(98)

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

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

Beard Papas - Milpitas

Milpitas

$20 $13

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

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

$12 for $20 Worth of Cakes at Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Corte Madera

$20 $12

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

European Cafe Fare or Catering at La Lune Sucrée (Up to 50% Off)

La Lune Sucrée

Downtown San Jose

$20 $12

(283)

Pastry chef Bettina Pope bakes puff-pastry quiches, flaky croissants, and crusty baguettes for gourmet sandwiches alongside handmade crepes

$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

$13 for $20 Worth of Ice Cream and Frozen Treats at Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins

Los Gatos

$20 $13

Under new ownership, this location offers a large menu of ice cream cakes, pies, milkshakes, rolls, and more

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

(140)

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

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

Sweetie Pies

Central Napa

$16 $9

(191)

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

(32)

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

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

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Delicate rose floral arrangements and lemon hues surround the country tearoom at SweeTea's, which pairs guests with elegant midday tea breaks replete with fresh homemade treats. Julita, the creator of SweeTea's, adorns the dining area with pieces gathered during her 10 years of collecting teacups, exploring English tearooms, and growing teacup bushes in her backyard. Cream teas, dessert teas, and full afternoon teas sit before sippers in gold-rimmed teacups and saucers, and fresh meals can accompany piping cups. In order to arrange sweet and savory items such as lavender-white-chocolate scones and artichoke Parmesan sandwiches, the chefs at SweeTea's use fresh, in-season ingredients and ancient scone-hunting techniques. Julita can reserve her tearoom for private parties of 16–24 and breakfast meetings, and takes her tea, sandwiches, and desserts on the road to cater gatherings of up to 12.

25 W 25th Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

Tuttimelon—a name derived from an Italian portmanteau referring to combining fruits—cloaks a variety of nonfat frozen yogurts with fistfuls of fresh berries, kiwi, and mango. Swirl architects dispense cool towers of eight gluten-free frozen yogurts in flavors such as peach and sugar-free chocolate. To protect themselves from spoons and vengeful arctic explorers, yogurts don cloaks of toppings including graham-cracker crumbs and rainbow sprinkles. Tuttimelon's icy concoctions contain eight times the National Yogurt Association's requirements for live and active cultures, which aid in boosting immune systems and joint health.

165 E 4th Ave
San Mateo,
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.

2015 Chess Dr
Foster City,
CA
US

Faded blue starbursts top each table within San Mateo Coffee Company, each explosion of color emanating from the stylized cup of coffee printed at the middle. Here, patrons pull up a chair and sip hand-tempered espresso drinks, nibble on pastries that once resided in neat rows beneath glass countertops, and banish midday munchies with loaded deli sandwiches. The shop also deals in beans by the bag, equipping customers with the raw material to make cappuccinos and coffee in the comfort of their own homes or inflatable bounce houses.

127 W 25th Ave
San Mateo,
CA
US

Sharona's Chocolate Shop counts both international and domestic sweet treats among its enticing inventory. Celebrate the season with chocolates in fall-themed designs, such as milk chocolate ganache in the shape of a pumpkin ($3) or an eyeball-shaped sweet ($3) boasting a 20/20 vision of peanut butter, strawberry preserves, caramelized rice puffs, and white chocolate. Chocoholics can binge on bulk orders of Sharona's treats, with toffee ($24), dark-chocolate sea-salt caramels ($30), and a pound of mixed offerings ($50) for marathon-masticating under the menacing moonlight.

128 E 3rd Ave
San Mateo,
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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