Just like Mom used to say: "If it looks good enough to eat, I bet it's from that delicious sweet store next to the old gin mill. You know the one I'm talking about, right? No, not that one. I'm talking about Dolce Café & Bakery, where I buy all my artful, tantalizing desserts and store them in my chest freezer next to my year-supply of spinach quiches." And Mom was always right. Today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of bites and beverages for $10 at Dolce Café & Bakery.
The neo-modern bistro churns out a profusion of pastries, an extensive breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu, and treats from its full-service bakery. Stop in for morning fuel such as the ham, egg, and swiss toasted croissant sandwich ($3.99) or a make-your-own yogurt parfait ($3.99). For lunch, try a melty Italian meatball sub with hand-rolled meatballs sandwiched on a toasted French baguette with oozing provolone cheese and marinara ($6.95). Dinner lets you go light with the Hawaiian barbecue-chicken salad or fill up on a brick-oven pizza, including the pepperoni gusto (pepperoni, artichoke hearts, olives, and a three-cheese blend) and the Italian sausage. Be sure to check out their extensive takeout menu (available for both taking out and dining in), which features entrees such as the steak au poivre—a grilled peppercorn beef tenderloin with a chorizo glaze—and the apple glaze pork chops.
The standout selection at Dolce is undeniably its baked goods. In its full-service bakery, Dolce carries everything from fresh-baked loaves to elegant, Euro-style pastries. Try decadent danishes, cream cheese–splattered croissants, or a raspberry turnover. You'll also find a fancy whole-cake menu, many of which are $20–$29, including Dolce's specialty chiffon cakes. This sweetery is a must-stop shop for leisurely meals, special occasions, and carby cravings.
- The options are endless. I have tried several pastas and paninnis [sic] and both were terrific. I would definitely recommend this place. The desserts are great. They have everything from lavender cookies to passion fruit tarts. – tiffkat2000, Citysearch
- The cafe is set up pseudo-cafeteria like, but the food is oh so good! I ordered the entree that day which was an Apple Glazed Pork Chop for only $8 and my bf had a Chicken Pesto pasta. The portions are huge and its quality you can taste. My chop was tender and the sauce was delicious! – parksvoice, Citysearch
- The staff was so hospitable and catering to the needs of me as well as every other customer in the restaurant. – BabylonBoy, Citysearch
Dolce Bistro & Bakery
From the glowing pendant lamps to the delicate European pastries lined up inside glass cases, Dolce Cafe & Bakery is the living, breathing vision of Alice Lee. Growing up in restaurants, Lee knew she wanted to start something of her own—but she wanted it to be unique. At Dolce, classic American gastropub cuisine is served alongside a variety of craft beers. Diners can enjoy sit-down service during breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
8821 Central Ave.
Montclair, California 91763Get Directions