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.
Head to Peet's Coffee and Tea for a steaming cup of joe.
Low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free selections are also on the menu at Peet's Coffee and Tea.
Wireless internet access is available for no charge at Peet's Coffee and Tea.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Peet's Coffee and Tea when the weather is warm.
The coffee shop is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
You can fill up on Peet's Coffee and Tea's delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15.
Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Though the bakers at The Funnel House experiment with state-fair-style recipes, they don't limit themselves to dishes from, well, the states. Instead, they specialize in funnel cakes, as well as the dessert's Latin American equivalent: handmade churros. They serve both dishes in their classic, sugar-dusted form or topped with scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, or fruit. It isn't just the desserts that are state-fair classics, however. Staffers also fill glasses with cold lemonade and creamy cinnamon horchata.
The staff at Revive Juice Bar wants to make juice everyone's favorite food. Their cold-press juicer extracts liquid from fruit without heat or friction, so the juice retains its nutrients longer. Juices are squeezed fresh upon ordering, and even the smoothies retain fruit's precious fiber, so customers don't have to chase them with a glass of carpet. The crew also crafts juice cleanses that help rid the body of toxins and build up the immune system, culling their ingredients from pesticide-free produce.
In 2008, four sisters started Bambu Desserts & Drinks as a hobby. Today, the San Jose?born brand has established a major presence in the Bay Area, and has expanded to other states including Hawaii, Nevada, and Texas. Bambu?s success can be traced to the quality of its treats, as well as its variety: the menu is packed with about 100 Asian-inspired desserts and beverages. Tapioca balls float in their milk teas, which range in flavor from lychee to coconut to jasmine, and their dessert drinks combine such intriguing ingredients as coconut, pandan jelly, longan, basil seed?which form the Bambu special. Various hot and cold coffee drinks, such as Vietnamese coffee, caf? mochas, and lattes, put a spring in guests' step?more convenient than filling your shoes with jumping beans. The staffers also concoct blended coffees and smoothies, which come in flavors including strawberry, coconut, papaya, and avocado.
If Mother Nature opened a cafe, the menu would probably look a lot like the one found at NUDA. At this organic juice and wellness shop's locations in Beverly Hills and San Pedro, each item fits perfectly into myriad healthy lifestyles, whether customers are paleo, raw, or simply vegetarians. Free from soy, agave, gluten, and preservatives, juices and smoothies instead blend fruits, vegetables, and herbs into naturally delicious drinks. Guests can also snack on raw puddings, parfaits, and granola, or even nibble on Nuda's Transcendent Treats constructed from superfoods such as goji berries or persimmons. In addition to filling the bustling juice and wellness shop, NUDA's team also helps customers on the path to better health with juice and smoothie cleanses, and hosts "uncooking" classes that teach students how to replicate raw-vegan recipes in their home kitchens.