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. Fortify romantic pursuits with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of sandwiches and baked goods at European American Bakery Café.
European American Bakery Café's Yugoslavian founders Sam and Zlata Savich have been sating sweet teeth with their menu of fresh bakery fare and made-to-order café sandwiches since 1977. The bordeaux ham panini ($8.50) packs country ham, gruyere cheese, and grilled baby pears into its ciabatta chateau for a weekend of picnicking in picturesque vineyards and a Jerry Lewis movie marathon. Cream-cheese-greased bagel wheels studded with hazelnuts, scallions, and artichokes zoom across plate highways ($2.50), and rustic french toast ($5.50) drenches sourdough bread in creamy cinnamon and vanilla batter before tossing it onto a griddle to brown. Sidle up to the espresso bar to finish off your meal with a foamy cappuccino ($2.75+) or a message from an international spy inscribed in latte foam.
European American Bakery Cafe
In 1977, Sam and Zlata Savich opened their first storefront, where they showcased pastries from their native Yugoslavia alongside international delicacies picked up throughout their baking careers. These days, Sam and Zlata's pastry legacy continues to rise with an expanded menu that now features full breakfast and lunch alongside poppyseed danishes, Eastern European cookies known as kalochis, individual cheesecakes, and fudge brownies. They also make fresh bread by hand every day—without any preservatives—before transforming slices of their rustic sourdough or banana bread into pillowy servings of French Toast for breakfast or a mid-marathon snack.
12450 Metro Pkwy.
Fort Myers, Florida 33966Get Directions