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OrangeGlad Sweet Box Subscription Review – March 2015

OrangeGlad, sweets from artisan bakeries, $22/month Promo: LACOOKIES15 for 40% off or SPRING30 for 30% off OrangeGlad is a subscription box that sends you goodies from bakeries around the country. It’s a great concept but it’s pretty expensive at $22 … Continue reading

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Joan’s Bakery Cafe

Joan’s Bakery Cafe has been opened for just a few months and is already in its last legs.  It’s clear from the offerings that its owners don’t have the capital to keep it running. My bet is that it will … Continue reading

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Ciao Bella Blood Orange Sorbet

I have a pretty nasty cold, so I only want to eat things which are smooth going down my throat and so flavorful that I can taste them despite my stuffed nose.  Ciao Bella blood orange sorbet fit the bill … Continue reading

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Four Seasons Cafe & Deli – San Leandro – Review

Four Seasons Cafe & Deli is the latest incarnation of the cafe and sandwich bar that was once Mr. Bagel and, before that, Planet Coffee.  The cafe has been remodeled a little bit and the menu has been updated.  The Middle … Continue reading

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Not really ice cream reviews: Gelateria Italiana vs. Tempt

First of all, let me start by saying that I feel like a complete jerk for blogging about ice cream after reading this article about the torturous conditions in which California inmates find themselves, and hearing from a friend of … Continue reading

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Three Twins Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Review – Yummm!

I found this gem of an ice cream at our local San Leandro Grocery Outlet for $2.  It was the first time I came across a three twins product, but I’m one of those people who absolutely loves peanut butter … Continue reading

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Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe – San Diego

We went to Con Pane last February (2012) when we visited San Diego for the Democratic Convention.  Our friend Ralph took us there for breakfast one morning – and we had enough bread leftover for lunch!  I got the Sweet … Continue reading

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Mr. Bagel Cafe – San Leandro – Review

Update Oct. 2013 Mr. Bagel is no more.  Four Seasons Cafe & Deli has taken over the space. ————————- Mr. Bagel is the cafe that replaced Planet Coffee on East 14th in downtown San Leandro.  The small cafe offers all … Continue reading

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Swiss Delices bakery – Castro Valley – Review

A few weeks ago I got a $20 voucher for $10 for Swiss Delices fine bakery & pastry through GotDailyDeals.com.  I hadn’t tried the bakery before, but it got fairly good reviews on Yelp.  After having tried a couple of … Continue reading

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Safeway Peanut Butter Chewy cookies – Review

The Safeway in downtown San Leandro offers children a free cookie from their bakery.  This is a great strategy by Safeway, not only does it create good feeling on parents but it means that kids rae eager to actually go … Continue reading

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