While humans can easily claim citizenship with passports, cuisine can normally only be identified by toothpick flags or the language in which it requests more salt. Get a taste for international flavors with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of European and Mediterranean fare and baked goods at Shaadzee Bakery Bistro in Pleasant Hill.
The husband-and-wife team at Shaadzee Bakery Bistro sates hearty appetites with a Mediterranean- and French-inspired menu of dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. Morning diners can wake up with a quiche of the day served with a cup of fresh fruit ($9.45), or reenact historical sieges with a small battlecade of french toast under attack by caramel apples, raisins and walnuts ($9.95). For lunch, chicken kebabs cozy up to romaine, feta, tomatoes, and cucumbers in the persian chicken kebab salad ($11.95); vegetarians can nosh on a plate of the frittata-like kookoo sabzi ($9.95). Shaadzee's fresh selection of baked goods ise crafted fresh daily from top-flight ingredients.
In between bites, visitors can treat eye-buds by perusing Shaadzee's gallery or take a respite to lounge on the outdoor patio while savoring a cup of espresso, organic coffee, or persian tea. On most Friday and Saturday evenings, the sounds of live music waft through the café.