Organic food relies on Earth's fortifying minerals to produce great taste, and bionic food relies on battery-powered claws to distract diners from its metallic aftertaste. Sample the natural stuff with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of organic eats from Swiss Delices in Castro Valley.
Determined to produce menu items made from the best all-natural ingredients possible, Swiss Delices bakes its decadent dainties without the use of preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, or fruits that aren't pesticide-free. When available, the pastry shop supports local growers to craft its made-from-scratch goodies, which has been a great boon to the Bay Area's struggling cupcake farms. Guests can kick-start their mornings with butter croissants ($1.95), pecan sticky buns ($2.95), blueberry danish ($2.75), or apple strudel ($2.80). Swiss Delices offers freshly brewed organic coffee to help frosting-filled mouths regain flexibility. Linzer cookies ($2.25), fruit tartlettes ($3.95), and Zeus's Sin ($3.50), butter cookie shells that gently cradle the Grecian god's Achilles heel—hazelnut ganache—are all baked from scratch daily. For those who favor salt over sugar, there is a savory selection of sandwiches, such as goat cheese and pesto ($6) and curried chicken with pineapple ($6.50), to appease multi-tiered appetites. Today's Groupon is good for everything on Swiss Delices's menu, and the staff will gladly hand out gift cards to those who don't spend their entire balance in a single visit.
Forty Yelpers give Swiss Delices an average of four stars:
- Great little place with outstanding pastries. This is the kind of business we need more of everywhere. Really nice owners. Always a pleasure to visit. – Greg M., Yelp, 1/9/2010
- Love the red and white color scheme, the children's area stocked with toys, and the friendly staff. Lots of free samples, and rich, flaky pastries to die for. – Susy F., Yelp, 11/9/2010
20669 Santa Maria Ave.
Castro Valley, California 94546Get Directions