Most know that way to an iguana's heart is through its stomach, but it is useful to remember that human stomachs can be reached through the mouth, nose, eyes, and—if it's an emergency—the number written on the refrigerator's dry-erase board. Today's Groupon stimulates your gentle iguana heart with a sensational feast of sweet tastes, smells, and sights at Sweet Auburn Bread Company. For $15, you get $35 worth of old-fashioned baked goods and breakfast at the charming Auburn Avenue bakery.
Sweet Auburn Bread Company is home to the velvety sweet-potato cheesecake ($45) that beckoned Rachel Ray out of her home on the back of the Wheat Thins box for a taste on $40 a Day, along with visitors from the Food Network's Road Tasted. Beloved by former Earth President Bill Clinton, this famous combination of nature's candies melts into mouthfuls of delight that may cause apathy toward all other cheesecakes, bakeries, and family members.
But Sweet Auburn's sweet, cheesy, cakey, potatoey goodies don't stop there. Stop in for a baker's dozen of peanut-butter or chocolate-chip cookies ($12), or perk up your dinner party with a brown-sugar pound cake ($35) or chocolate-bourbon pecan pie ($28). Closet romantics and recently outed romantics can celebrate Valentine's Day with a red-velvet cupcake with creamy filling ($3) or Sweet Auburn Bread Company's Valentine's special heart-shaped tea cakes in themed containers. Your sweetheart will enjoy them far more than those chalky, unpleasant candy hearts with things like "tru luv" and "giv me the n-t-dote" written on them. Or save your treats for the morning after, when you can nurse your sugar-rush hangover with a salmon croquette ($4.75) or a "hair of the dog" caramel banana-nut muffin ($2).
- Whether she is making cheesecake, pound cake or oatmeal cookies, hers is the mesmerizing choreography of the long-practiced hand, an economy of movement and repetition akin to that of bank tellers, deftness with unthinking accuracy…No wonder President Clinton sampled Jones' signature sweet potato cheesecake two years ago and found that all he could say, as he scarfed it down, was, "Boy [chomp, chomp], that's great!" – Atlanta
- Just one bite of Chef Sonya Jones’s signature sweet-potato cheesecake is all it takes to understand why this Georgia entrepreneur’s career path led straight to sweet success. – Southern Lady
- Oh red velvet cupcakes and sweet potato cheesecakes I want to marry you both and live happily ever after!…I already know what I will get next time- a caramel banana-nut muffin and a naked hummingbird muffin – Kelly T., Yelp
234 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303Get Directions