Coffee & sweets, your afternoon treat

I love finding new places to stop for a cup of coffee and an afternoon snack.  Here are two of my most recent discoveries.


Blackmarket Bakery at The Camp     2937 Bristol St.    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

They make a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches.  My favorite is the one with mushrooms and onions on seeded sour dough bread.  Yummy!  And my go-to bakery treat is their flourless chocolate cookie.  I don’t know how they do it.  These cookies are amazing.  I keep them in my freezer at all times in case of a chocolate emergency.  Fifteen seconds in the microwave and presto…emergency handled.  They also make amazing blueberry muffins and out-of-this-world scones.

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Sweetsalt Food Shop     10218 Riverside Dr    Los Angeles, CA 91602

I recently discovered this cute place in Toluca Lake…just east of Studio City.  Their flower flavored macaroons are delicious, not overpowering like others I have had.  There is just a hint of rose or lavender in the sweet, airy gems that melt in your mouth.  Enjoy!