Poetry would be comprised entirely of haikus and sonnets dedicated to cakes if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Today's Groupon says what meter and rhythm cannot: for $20, you get $40 worth of baked goods and café fare at A Taste of Home Bakery, Café and Sweet Shop, an award-winning bakery-café hybrid in North Bellmore.
Although A Taste of Home specializes in custom-made cakes—such as its ice cream cakes (starting at $14), strawberry shortcakes ($15), and multifariously flavored cheesecake (plain, various fruits, Oreo, amaretto, and more for $15.50–$19.95)—its selection of delightfully dough-based treats encompasses the entire traditional pantheon of divine delicacies. Load your chocolatank with brownies ($1.50) or feed the cookie monster of your soul with oversized rounds such as black-and-whites, chocolate chip, and linzer tarts ($1.25–$2). Custom orders are welcome, and the value of two Groupons can be combined for a supersized cakefest.
To fuel your baked-goods shopping spree, visit the café. Pair a peter-piping cup of coffee ($1.74) with an award-winning egg sandwich such as the Heart Stopper (three eggs, cheese, bacon, ham, and sausage on a hero, $6.79) to create a satisfying early meal. Make lunch, not war, with a pulled pork sandwich on your choice of fresh bakery bread varieties (including rye, whole wheat, pumpernickel, white, kaiser roll, and more, $6.99). Enhance any sandwich order by adding a can of soda and small chips ($1.25 extra).
Although flowers can convey meaning and cards can express emotion, baked goods do both with the added blessings of sugar and edibility. Show someone how much you care with a sweet, heartfelt baked good, even if that someone happens to be yourself.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in only when used at the café. The Groupon's value can be split up over multiple visits and used at both the café and bakery.
A Taste of Home Bakery, Café and Sweet Shop has received several awards; Long Island Press named it one of the 101 places to take your family this summer. It has more than 300 Facebook fans and nine Insider Pagers give it a three-star average.
1992 N Jerusalem Rd.
North Bellmore, New York 11710Get Directions