Follow the Dessert Crazed Road?

I am ALL about desserts (one would hope that one who works at a bakery has a sweet tooth) – cookies, brownies, candy, chocolate dipped anything, you name it. I am always on the hunt for the new dessert craze.

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse – San Francisco

My friends and I ventured to San Francisco to stop by Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. We heard lots of great things about this bakery, and of course looked at all their mouth-watering pictures on Instagram (seriously, check out their Instagram, here). They offer a bunch of sweet treats – cream filled donuts, chocolate croissants, cheese danishes, etc. What they are really known for and what causes a line to swing around the building is their “Cruffin” – a cross between a Croissant and a Muffin. Once we saw the photos, we knew we had to try them. We followed the advice of Yelpers and arrived at the bakery at 9 AM. We anticipated the long line, so we patiently waited for our turn to select our treats.

We waited about 20 minutes in line before making it to the counter. Alas! A plethora of sweet treats. We strictly went for the Cruffins, but there were other treats that certainly caught our attention, like the churro flavored croissants and strawberry cream filled donuts. We made our selections and watched in awe (think heart-eyed emoji) as the employee carefully packaged our treats and handed us our box.

Meet the Cruffins

The Cruffins (think muffin shaped croissant with cream filling and sprinkled with sugar) were absolutely delicious! We ate them quickly and tried our other delights as well. My sweet tooth was VERY pleased! Here are a few pictures courtesy of their website (you can visit their website here).

Will you follow the road?

If you’re into the dessert craze, I suggest stopping by Mr. Holmes Bakehouse! Take a look at their Instagram and definitely do some Yelp research before heading there for tips on parking, best time to go, and fan favorites. I promise you will not be disappointed! Off to research my next dessert adventure!

A Downtown Valentine’s Day

Trying to figure out what gift to get your significant other or that special someone this Valentines? Downtown Santa Cruz has some lovely spots where you can grab some simple gifts that would make anyone’s day brighter.

Marini’s candy selection will ignite your taste buds from different chocolates to colorful gummy bears. I personally grabbed some dark chocolate bars that I am trying to resist at the moment. 12973652_ooEkz46U-jVdRlkjo7Binx4npSEKAlFLOWEXyHry_Qg

A good gift should have at three parts to it because who doesn’t love more surprises?  Shay’s Flowers right on 411 Cedar St has a beautiful selection of flowers whose aroma you simply can’t resist. The Chelsea bouquet is vibrant and beautiful piece that compliment the dark chocolate from Marini’s. HW0_426483

And finally, some cookies! Some delicious Pacific Cookie Company cookies for Valentine’s day are always a go to because of the large selection of gift boxes they offer. With so many options and delicious cookies, you cannot go wrong with Pacific Cookie Company. loveinairtinzoom

Classic Chip: 35th Anniversary

It is the last day where we will be giving away our cookies in celebration of our 35th anniversary! We will be giving away Chocolate Chip cookies to those who let our bakers know the secret word, “Classic”.
But wait, there’s more! If you can name the five original flavors you can take one of each home with you too.
Don’t forget to also submit names for the new cookie to have a chance to win a dozen cookies each month for a year. ‪#‎whilesupplieslast‬ ‪#‎35years‬‪#‎chocolatechip‬ ‪#‎santacruz‬Classic

Oatmeal Raisin: 35th Anniversary

Good Morning Santa Cruz! Are you hungry? Did you have breakfast yet? Stop by our bakery and tell our bakers you want a “Breakfast of Champions” and you will get a FREE Oatmeal Raisin cookie.
Don’t forget to try out our new Oatmeal White Chocolate Cranberry cookie and submit a name for it. If your submission is selected then you have the chance to win a dozen cookies each month for a full year!
‪#‎whilesupplieslast‬ ‪#‎oatmealraisin‬ ‪#‎35years‬ ‪#‎giveaway‬starting from $1.99