What You'll Get
Poetry would be composed entirely of haikus and sonnets dedicated to cakes and pastries if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Today's Groupon says what meter and rhythm cannot. For $10, you get $20 worth of pastries, gourmet pizzas, drinks, and more at Strawberry Moon Bakery & Cafe. Strawberry Moon is located in Ferndale, 21 minutes northwest of Detroit by rolling-pin–fitted skates.
Strawberry Moon's menu serves up freshly baked bread and pastries made from organic flour plucked straight from the vine. Lovers of loaves can opt for breads ranging from classics such as honey whole wheat ($3.89) to game-changing explosions of flour-flecked flavor such as jalapeño cheddar ($5.89). Dessert desirers need look no further than the pastries, muffins, and cookies—including the bakery's namesake, a crescent confection topped with pink icing—lining the bakery's shelves. Despite the sweet-tooth façade put up by Strawberry Moon, a streak of eclectic edibles runs through the fare, as sandwiches and pizzas also populate the menu. Gourmet pizzas include the Full Moon ($15.19 for a 14-inch pizza), a flavorful caravan of meats, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives, and pineapple, and the Julius C ($15.09 for a 14-inch pizza), a satisfying slab of creamy Caesar sauce, mozzarella, romano, grilled chicken, and fresh tomato. Oven-baked sandwiches of note include a cucumber sandwich ($6.19) with wasabi and Swiss cheese, and the Funky Monkey ($4.89), where banana and honey ride a groovy bass line of organic peanut butter.
For patrons who recharge energy cells by sitting on ports disguised as comfortable furniture, Strawberry Moon offers sofa and armchair seating in its café, along with free WiFi access. While the relaxed atmosphere offers welcome respite from streets overrun with unmanned rickshaws, you may also use your Groupon for carryout. Strawberry Moon is closed on Mondays.
- Loaves of inexpensive, fresh bread are the main draw but cookies, pastries, rolls, muffins and even pizzas make up the majority of the menu. Specialty pizzas include a breakfast version, with cheese and bacon that melts in your mouth. Serving bottled drinks and organic coffee, the Strawberry Moon (named for a delightful crescent-shaped cookie with pink icing) is a great place to sit back and stay a while on one of the sofas or cushy armchairs. – Erin Branstner, Metromix Detroit
- With this range of offerings, Glab is attracting both lunchers and those who want a good loaf of bread with their jug of wine. His concept is not just bakery, but pizzeria and café as well. I liked the Moon's original pizzas...Crusts are chewy, crunchy and yeasty, with lots of bread flavor. – Jane Slaughter, Metro Times
- I happened upon the Strawberry Moon Bakery in Ferndale recently, and had to try the Jalapeno Cheddar bread. It is really good...I had no leftovers. – Sally Kimbel, Examiner
- Love the organics, and the unique combinations. – Angela, Yahoo! Local
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 23, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid for dine-in and carryout only. Tax and gratuity not included. Must redeem in single visit. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.