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 $7, you get $15 worth of cupcakes, savories, and more from Sweetness Bakery and Cafe, located in the Foster-Powell neighborhood. This Groupon is not valid toward custom cakes.
Sweetness Bakery and Cafe calms the aggressive urges of sweet-tooths with cupcakes. Pick up a single small cupcake ($1.50) or experiment with genetically enhanced super cupcakes that grow to be as large as 10 inches in diameter and can serve 12–14 cake-eaters ($32). Full-sized cakes come in many flavors, such as lemon poppy seed, banana coconut, and peanut butter, and can be filled (raspberry preserves, vanilla custard, chocolate mousse, and more) before receiving a sweet-icing hairdo (orange, vanilla, cream cheese, chocolate ganache, and more). Sweetness Bakery and Cafe also serves delicious breakfasts and lunchtime sandwiches. Begin your day with the curry scramble with roasted peppers, caramelized onions, and roasted potatoes ($8). Move on to a midday meal and bite your sandwich teeth into the Darlin', which unites a homemade challah roll, turkey, bacon, cheddar, and avocado with honey mustard and mayo ($6.50 a la carte, $7.75 with chips and a cookie) or the Fo-Po, which has salami, whole-grain mustard, mayo, roasted red peppers, Swiss cheese, and lettuce ($6.50 a la carte, $7.75 with chips and a cookie).
Five Portland Mercury readers give Sweetness an average rating of four stars, and Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars. Seven Citysearchers give it an average of five stars, and 87% of more than 50 Urbanspooners recommend it:
- [The cupcakes] melted in my mouth, just the right amount of amazing frosting too. – cynthia, Portland Mercury reader
- The quality of ingredients and the love put into everything they make is apparent as soon as you walk in the door and see all of their goodies on display. Fresh, beautiful, and amazing! This is what a local bakery should be. – katerocker33, Citysearch