As the love letters your sugar-canines scribble to their enamored sweets attest, pastries were indeed made for the kiss of a sweet-tooth. Today's Groupon honors the love between a palate and its desires with $20 worth of pastries, tarts, sandwiches, and more at Cocola Bakery on Market Street or in the Stonestown Galleria for $10. Follow your beating heart to the fresh flavor of handmade edibles more useful than an edible, hand-built fire escape.
In the days before baguettes were popularized as day-old jousting batons, the dignified breadform was utilized as a sandwich vessel. To preserve the antiquity of the baguette, the friendly bakers at Cocola fetch them straight from the oven on a daily basis and build graspable sandwiches of the highest quality, such as the albacore tuna nicoise (with a lemon vinaigrette, $9.90) and the hearty grilled eggplant (with fresh veggies, mozzarella, and an olive oil and balsamic blend, $9.90). A sandwich is an intelligent way to get the hunger ball rolling down the hill until it crashes into an array of sweet menu treats. Indulge in tri-colored mousse cups ($4.60) and whipped and stacked hazelnut cakes ($4.60), or nourish your petite palate with pear tarts ($2.80) or bite-sized tiramisu ($3.10).
An entire fleet of artisan-crafted cakes is an elegant way to celebrate a birthday, a romantic holiday, or that unbelievable penny you found balanced perfectly on its lucky edge. When your pastry ogling and dessert hunting reaches its conclusion and you find yourself weary, keep your pinky out and sip on a peaceful café au lait ($2.35) or a soothing chai latte ($3.50).
Noble are the romantic pursuits of an individual and the foods that fill a hole in one's heart. See where your loving journey leads, be it to a Mitch Albom novel or a chocolate-mousse goatee.
- Within its walls is the ultimate in café societé. Seated at beautifully tiled petite tables, customers engage in lively discourse, seemingly stimulated by the richly brewed coffee concoctions and decadent desserts. – Nora Villagran, San Jose Mercury News
- They also have great beverages…on cold mornings I will sometimes pick up a banana hot chocolate. Really good stuff! – Bay Area Foodie