Spice addiction can come with a multitude of unwanted side effects, such as the compulsive desire to steal baked goods from windowsills and the ability to fold space. Get a legal fix with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of fresh-baked cinnamon rolls and more at Cinnaholic in Berkeley.
Cinnaholic rolls up hypnotic edible swirls of gooey gratification in a variety of flavors from its Oxford Street storefront. The lineup starts with the old- fashioned roll, a classic cinnamon bun topped with vanilla frosting ($4.25), then twists taste buds with an undulating torrent of tongue-tingling specialty rolls ($5) such as the Oreo explosion, peanut butter n' jelly, and the popular mocha almond, which flaunts a topping of freshly sliced nuts abed a creamy mound of mocha frosting. All the choice curlicues are made fresh every day, and customers can create their own cochlear confections by mixing their favorite frosting flavors and toppings. Those suffering from a dissociative dessert disorder can top their bun with cookie dough or brownie chunks, or make a winter getaway to Hades more enjoyable by decorating a cinnamon helix with pomegranate seeds and pomegranate-flavored frosting ($0.25 per topping or frosting). Pie rolls ($5), which come in flavors such as cherry, blueberry, and peach, are stuffed with sliced fruit and topped with an oatmeal-crumble topping.
Guests that lovingly refer to pillowy buns as "icing boats" will appreciate frosting shots, which deliver the sugary stuff swiftly and sweetly and are available singly in any flavor ($0.50) or in a mix-and-match variety pack of five ($2). Coffee from local roaster De La Paz ($2–$2.50) saves swooning sweet lovers from slipping into a sugar coma or helps soften the resultant hangover from a night of heavy glazing.
Must redeem in one visit.
- …nothing compared to the mocha almond roll—a classic cinnamon bun that tastes like it should be loaded with pure butter and sugar (don't worry, it's not), topped with a hearty serving of mocha frosting and slivered almonds. – Audrey Espey, Diablo magazine
- I can't believe they're vegan. These are so good: a full dose of gooey, sweet-but-not-artificial, fluffy, delicious yummyness. – Stephanie S., Yelp
A massive selection of frosting, toppings, and gourmet cinnamon rolls await treat-seeking shoppers at Cinnaholic, where everything is 100% vegan and made with soy, beet sugar, and nonhydrogenated oils. The menu features specialty rolls—including fudge-brownie chunk, mocha almond, and rocky road— or customers can design their own. Starting with a freshly baked cinnamon roll, they can adorn it with frosting available in flavors such as lemon, orange, raspberry, or hazelnut. Then they can pick out toppings such as gingersnaps, jam, apples, or pecans before sampling their creations.