Cakes, like jack-o’-lanterns, must be sliced and set on fire before they can be enjoyed. Set your palate aglow with today’s Groupon to Lilly’s Café & French Bakery in Watertown. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25, worth of deli and bakery goods.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of cakes.<p>
Lilly’s Cafe & French Bakery owners Alex and Susan sate sweet and savory cravings with a lineup of deli-style sandwiches, pastries, and renowned specialty cakes. Lunchtime trips to Lilly’s replenish flagging bodies like a puff of nutrient-rich steam with hearty deli sandwiches prepared with fresh ingredients including Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. The mediterranean-chicken sandwich ($6.95) harks back to sunlit walks under Roman arches with a full complement of hummus, roasted red peppers, and lemon oregano on focaccia. Pastry lovers can select from a bouquet of croissants and sweets such as specialty red velvet cupcakes or miniature cheesecakes.
Rich custards and fresh fruits fill more than 20 varieties of two- and three-layer cakes, including mocha almond, caramel mousse, and strawberry shortcake topped with whole strawberries and toasted almonds. Cake prices start at $18.50 for a 6-inch cake, which feeds four to six people, and go up to $135 for a 14-inch sheet cake for 75–100 people. A 10-inch tiramisu ($43) sports luscious layers of coffee-and-rum-soaked ladyfingers wrapped delicately in mascarpone cheese and chocolate-flavored promise rings.