Whether for a custom cake or a gourmet sandwich, visitors to Adonna's Bakery & Cafe will find an extensive selection of sweet treats and savory edibles. With more than 40 years of experience, the family-owned business prides itself on quality ingredients and products that, much like a sandcastle next to a wave pool, is made with great care. The pastry case always a selection of cookies, cupcakes, and sweets, while the cake gallery displays options for a wedding, special occasion, or a televised food fight. On the cafe side, guests can stop by for a breakfast sandwich, fluffy quiche, or a range of hearty sides.
A gaggle of friendly zoo animals greets visitors at Anna Banana’s, from the tall giraffe statue at the entrance to the splashy mural of a monkey hanging out with bananas. The kid-friendly café serves creamy frozen custard creations as well as adult-centric beverages such as Serda’s coffee and espresso drinks. Plenty of syrups offer opportunities to customize hot or iced coffee and lattes with flavors that include banana, cinnamon, and coconut.
Using generous scoops of vanilla custard, the Anna Banana’s crew mixes in nuts, cookies, and candy to create “concretes,” and assembles deluxe banana splits with hot fudge, pineapple, and strawberries. Visitors can bring their treats outside to wrought-iron tables, or plop kids on a small elephant sculpture that’s perfect for playing, photos, and extremely creative reenactments of The Jungle Book.
SHMILY Tree Bakery & Catering takes its name from co-owner Diane's parents' cherished acronym they passed to each other—See How Much I Love You. It's a fitting name for a bakery run by a mother, her daughter, and a mother's lifelong best friend, and the trio shows their love for baking through handmade pastries and homemade bread, cupcakes, and custom-made specialty cakes. Guests can also call to order food, such as a savory treat of freshly made breakfast platters, bagels, soups, and deli sandwiches, or order a picnic basket full of baked goodies and lunches for a beachside feast. In addition to catering weddings and parties, and dishing out hot lunches of grilled sandwiches, SHMILY maintains a profound connection to the community around it with fundraising and volunteering at local nonprofits and hosting a bimonthly book club.
Head baker Ashley works tirelessly to ensure that all of the treats that emerge from Sweet Beach Bakery's ovens look and taste great. She makes extravagant cakes for weddings, holidays, and special events, including sports-themed treats, as well as everyday cakes that make for a perfect after-dinner dessert or an unexpected before-breakfast surprise.
Tionna Bishop met her first coffee roaster in Sausalito at the age of 13, and a passion was born. From there, she began a tour of coffee houses around the Bay Area with her father and grandfather with a dream of someday owning her own coffee shop slowly brewing inside her. Today, she’s living out that dream at Bishops Coffee and Tea, where she roasts small batches of beans every week to sell in bulk or transform into steamy lattes and frothy cappuccinos. Just beside the register, buttery croissants and muffins made in-house from scratch beckon from beneath a glass case, begging to be paired with a cup of the coffee of the day. The café’s atmosphere is just as welcoming as its comforting eats, with cozy chalkboard menus, outdoor benches, and weekend performances by a piano player well-versed in the best coffee-related showtunes.