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. Don a cape of baked goodwill with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of scones, muffins, baked goods, and more at Café Iveta. This Groupon is redeemable on multiple visits—any remaining balance after the first visit will be put on a gift card.
Café Iveta's gourmet bakery slings award-winning scones ($2 each) into Santa Cruz's sustenance receptacles, with scone mixes blended in-house and crafted from artisan flour, organic sugar, Tahitian vanilla, and Belgian chocolate. Sconic scions include apple, blueberry, and raspberry. For those desiring something other than British quick-bread, Café Iveta also offers a menu of other fresh-baked favorites. Reach a truce with your taste buds by partaking of pastries ($1.65–$3.50) or the frittata of the day ($3.50), or launch into the lunch layer of the appetitosphere with sandwiches ($4.95–$5.50), pasta salad ($4.50), or soup du jour ($4.50). Guests can celebrate a valiant victory over victuals by toasting with a warm Lavazza espresso drink ($1.50–$4), a fresh-mulled lemonade ($2.75), or a lime-mint spritzer ($3.50).
The café's industrial chic design is complemented by a pleasant outdoor patio, with tables crowned in lime-green umbrellas and the trickles from a nearby water sculpture scaring away chlorophobic and aquaphobic ghosts. Munch on muffins and bite into bagels before making your way two blocks over to the Pacific Ocean, summoned there by the siren sounds of the hypnotists dancing along the horizon.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel recommends Café Iveta, and the café's baking mixes won first, second, and third place in the 2006 America's Best Food Show, where Iveta was the overall grand champion. Four Yelpers give it an average of five stars.
2125 Delaware Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95060Get Directions