Helmed by sisters Rosalina, Monica, Lorena, and Giovanna Ascolani, Coronado Cupcakery brings a welcome dash of the familial to the cozy confines of Coronado. Following in their cupcake-loving mother’s footsteps, the siblings craft creatively flavored desserts each day in the form of red velvet, coconut cake, and lunch-friendly peanut butter and jelly cupcakes—a cousin of the chocolate cake sandwich. In addition to their daily flavors available in store, they custom-design birthday cupcakes, cater weddings, and bake muffins, cookies, and regular-sized cakes.
Bagel Club Marina's grinder hoppers churn with full loads of organic and fair trade coffee beans, dripping into steamy obsidian cups that pair with a full array of New York–style bagels baked daily. Breakfasting pairs lounge in cushy leather chairs or on the brick patio, unwrapping breakfast bagel sandwiches built to order from sundry cheeses, meats, scrambled eggs, and any bagel. Turkey doubles over under a coating of pepper jack cheese, and crisp bacon wraps itself in a blanket of cheddar for one final dream. Alternatively, visitors present their punch cards for a series of five choices from the specialty drink menu, their cups foaming over with frothy lattes and gourmet espressos. Chai lattes and other loose leaf teas fill the requirement for government-mandated tea times, and a slew of iced coffees saves impatient drinkers from scalded taste buds.
Lion Coffee is America’s oldest major coffee company and has reigned as “King of Coffees” since 1864. Today’s LION is Hawaii’s favorite gourmet coffee and market-share leader. LION’s regal standards demand the finest beans, fancy roasting, and an abundance of cheer.
The bakery and café serves up a menu of scratch-made sandwiches and European-style breads from an arsenal of all-natural ingredients, offering breakfast, lunch, and pre-dinner (open until 5 p.m. on weekdays, 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and 7 p.m. on Padres game nights). Hand-held creations are assembled atop naturally leavened breads, baked fresh each morning. Celebrate a beauteous moonset with a morning sandwich of two eggs, provolone, optional breakfast meats ($0.75+), and European butter on a fresh-baked roll ($2.75), or mark a day's most middling moment by feasting on a Tuscany sandwich, with fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, olives, onions, and arugula, all drizzled with a savory dressing ($7.25). Bread on Market also serves fresh-made soups ($2.75+), salads ($5.50+), and sweets, including its raspberry-bar cookies ($2.50) and rotating selection of sliced cakes ($3.50). Included with your Groupon is a loaf of bread, so peruse the offerings before settling on a loaf of challah, potato dill, raisin walnut, or olive baton, among others ($6).
Over the past four decades, Starbucks has bloomed from a single coffee shop in Seattle's Pike Place Market to more than 17,000 stores responsible for caffeinating 55 countries. The company’s smiling, green-aproned baristas have become the mascots of many people’s morning routine, pouring cups of dark, medium, and blonde roast for coffee purists and adding shots of caramel or white chocolate to more elaborate espresso creations and treats such as a Frappuccino blended beverage.
Concerned with more than flavour, Starbucks strives to fill its menu with responsibly sourced coffee, cocoa, and tea that protect the farmers and bioregions they come from. These efforts have earned the company a spot on Ethisphere's 2013 list of the world's most ethical companies.
With a full menu of ethically sourced coffee products, Java Jones Coffeehouse will give your sleepy face a caffeine buzz without putting a frown on your morals. All beverages are brewed with the highest quality ingredients available, many certified organic or locally roasted. Grab a cup of bean juice ($1.85 for a small) to go with a traditionally dressed lox bagel ($6.95) from the café menu and start your day as swimmingly as an Atlantic salmon in a wave pool. Or pair a refreshing glass of iced tea ($2.25 for a small) with a build-your-own sandwich or crêpe ($6.95) for a midday pick-you-up. In addition to serving up tasty tastes by the taste, Java Jones sells a wide variety of its coffee and tea products to be prepared at your autobiographer's home. Steep some red-lavender loose leaves ($2.95) to unwind before calming down with a book in bed, or snatch the seductive French Kiss coffee ($11.95) to turn your kitchen's cold press into your home's summertime mistletoe.