Coffee & Treats in Saratoga

Up to 50% European Cafe Fare at La Lune Sucrée

Downtown San Jose

$20 $12

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

44% Off Cupcakes at HannaH

Central San Jose

$39 $22

Assorted cupcakes from professional pastry chef Hannah Sim; flavors might include chocolate espresso, red velvet, or banana nutella

Up to 57% Off Pretzels at Pretzelmaker

San Jose

$20 $9

Soft flavored pretzels or pretzel-wrapped hot dogs accompany sodas or waters

Half Off Coffee and Asian Snacks at Kopitiam Cafe

Milpitas

$10 $5

Malaysian- and Singapore-style café tamps robust espresso drinks, sinks sweet pearls into iced boba teas, and a number of Asian snacks

50% Off Tasting Tour for 2 at 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

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Brazzle Berry

Strawflower Center

$10 $5

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

Up to 50% Off Brazzle Berry

El Granada

$8 $4

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

Up to Half Off at Bikini Coffee

Watsonville

$4 $2.20

Patrons sip lattes, espressos, and other coffee drinks poured by bikini-clad baristas; sandwiches, pastries, and oatmeal also available

Up to 50% Off Mini Cupcakes or Cheesecake Bites

Tennyson - Alquire

$48 $25

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

60% Off Chocolate Tasting and Tour in Burlingame

Broadway Burlingame

$100 $40

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

Up to 56% Off Wedding Cakes from 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

Up to 25% Off 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

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When topological surveys uncovered a richly flowing chocolate vein under Saratoga, a sure-footed band of chocolatiers set to work building a premium confectionarium on site. Wielding the united powers of local dairy and additive-free ingredients, these visionaries spawned a full line of noteworthy artistic chocolates that will remind your eyes what it's like to have taste buds and your mouth to have eyes. Stroll through an indulgent selection of truffles, bonbons, bars, and more, from sea-salted caramels ($8 for a box of four) to 12-piece assorted gift boxes ($23.50), and a mish-mash of exquisite apricot caramels, mint mojito bites, chili-spiced truffles, pumpkin-pie truffles, and more.

14572 Big Basin Way
Saratoga,
CA
US

10 Victory Ln
Los Gatos,
CA
US

Choosing the ideal drink to order from Quench's enormous menu of good-for-you sippables will result in a nutritious treat for your body, as well as a boosted reading level. Quench serves up more than 200 creative concoctions ($1.95–$3.95) to satisfy all brands of thirst—including 'ades, smoothies, mocktails, bubble-tea pearl drinks, ciders, hot chocolates, shakes and floats, coffee drinks, tea drinks, and more. Cool off as you recharge on a hot summer day with a frozen caramel latte ($2.95) or a refreshing guava Italian soda ($1.95), or unwind in the evening by blowing aromatic bubbles into a soothing lavender lemonade ($2.95). Abstinence on the Beach ($3.95) mixes grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, and coconut for a tempting mocktail that should inspire no guilt, while a wide variety of decadent shakes and floats such as the chocolate-cheesecake milkshake ($3.95) provides a straw-sized ticket to an indulgent escape.

14090 Blossom Hill Rd
Los Gatos,
CA
US

Impress houseguests and nosy neighbors with the dominion you hold over baked goods by presenting these edible marvels on your serving plate. With an abundance of flavors for your taste buds, dessert fans can celebrate any occasion with a pet bundt by their side. Throw a party in honor of chocolate with chocolate-chocolate-chip and white-white-chocolate bundts, or kick-start a fruit-filled New Year's diet with January's flavor-of-the-month, lemon raspberry. Anniversaries are easily remembered with lovely cakey lumps topped with icing ribbons and silk flowers. Those with a steady confectionary companion can supplement hugs and kisses with sweet-natured red-velvet cakes on Valentine's Day. Cakes come in various sizes ranging from 8-inch cakes to tiered masterpieces ($18.50–$65.00), as well as single serving bundtlets that are more precious than the gold pans they're baked in ($3.99 each). Since they’re made only from pure ingredients and a love for the sweeter things in life, it’s easy to love your bundt for its radiant smile, can-do attitude, and perfect attendance this semester.

421 N Santa Cruz Ave
Los Gatos,
CA
US

Barefoot Coffee approaches bean brewing as a culinary art, sourcing seasonal, organic harvests from fair-trade farms in El Salvador, Ethiopia, and Guatemala. At the Los Gatos coffee bar, baristas handcraft every espresso ($2.15) and latte ($3.65) using premium ingredients such as organic milk from Straus Family Creamery and pure water from the tears of Zeus. Signature drinks include the mocha, which blends single-origin E. Guittard chocolate with coffee and fresh milk ($3.75). For at-home sipping, a bag of Brazilian-born Redcab Espresso brews cups distinguished by floral aromas ($16 for 350g). Patrons can also dine on delicacies from local merchants Starters Bakery and Snake & Butterfly Chocolates, or visit the iPad bar for games, news, and asking the Internet why it can't fall asleep at night.

15567 Union Ave
Los Gatos,
CA
US

In the 1960s, Margaret took her first trip to Paris and fell in love with the sights and sounds that filled the teeming streets. But mostly, she fell in love with the flavors. "I ate my way through that city," she says with a laugh. When she returned to the States, she could not find anything that measured up to what she'd tasted in France, so Margaret, who'd been cooking since the age of 10, began trying her hand at re-creating the flavors and textures that left her enamored with the City of Lights.

When she opened her first shop in 1983, she began crafting croissants, brioches, and tarts. Now, in her appointment-only headquarters, Margaret and her team continue to create those French confections as well as custom cakes, which serve as impressive centerpieces at weddings and natural habitats for tiny, well-dressed couples. Fondant and marzipan from Switzerland shield the towering creations, which are filled with Belgian chocolate and locally grown fresh fruit. Popular creations include a cake steeped in strawberries and Grand Marnier, a chocolate-raspberry mousse torte, and a princess cake, which layers spongy vanilla génoise, raspberry preserves, and Amaretto cream filling.

Margaret especially relishes the challenge of sculpting unusual cakes. In her kitchen, she holds her breath while putting the finishing touches on a batter-based construction sculpted into the shape of a stack of tires, which she is building for the wedding of two Jeep lovers.

750 McGlincy Ln, Ste 105
Campbell,
CA
US