What You'll Get
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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 add'l as a gift. May use across multiple visits. Not valid toward takeout at cafe. Tax included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.