The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but to make it that far you have to be disguised as baked goods. Cloak your belly with deliciousness with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of dessert cakes, pies, and baked goods at Belmar Bakery & Cafe, located at 34th and Bell.
Winner of CityVoter's 2009 Best Bakery award, Belmar’s extensive confectionary menu brims over with layers of fresh specialty flavored cakes, New York-style cheesecakes, and 10" hot-from-the-oven pies. Like a four-armed Betty Crocker, dexterous duo Richard and Deana Zaccardo whip up a plethora of cake flavors, so that stiff taste buds can warm-up stretch with classics such as carrot and red velvet (8" round 2-layers, $19.95) before sampling the house specialty, chocolate cinnamon (9" round single layer, $9.95). Pie-minded pals, meanwhile, can load up ammo for impromptu Three Stooges visits with the decadent apple ($9.95) or pecan cream pies ($10.95).
Belmar Bakery & Cafe
After Richard and Deana Zaccardo realized their dream by buying Belmar Bakery in 2002, they continued to let their dream grow, expanding with a sit-down café and a Cake Land area dedicated to the design of their signature cakes. With such dedication to their craft, it's no wonder why the bakery was voted Best Baked Goods in Amarillo by the readers of Amarillo Globe-News for 10 years in a row. In the bakery, sweet aromas of pastries, cookies, and pies waft under customer noses followed by rich scents of brewing coffee from the café. Upon adding the café to their offerings, the Zaccardos expanded on their ambitions by including hot sandwiches, soups, and salads, and their Cake Land shows off their extravagantly decorated cake samples and a photographic history of how their cakes heroically toppled the tyranny of Candy Land. The cake area is also available for cake and cookie-decorating events for kids, as well as birthday parties.