Encinitas is home to plenty of places that will satisfy the sweet tooth of any customer. Either a hot pastry early in the cold morning or a cool scoop of ice cream in the hot afternoon, Encinitas provides it all.
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Gelato 101 is known for its quality boba drinks and gelato ice cream. Located in downtown Encinitas, on Highway 101, there is always a steady flow of customers coming in and out of the aesthetic establishment.
In addition to its boba and gelato specialty, Gelato 101 also offers customers high-end coffee drinks throughout the day. Many locals coming from D street beach make the walk to visit Gelato 101 in order to get a cool refreshing dessert.
Opened only Thursday through Sunday, Bliss Tea and Treats offers a variety of teas and even goes as far to make specialty blends of teas upon request, paired with their artisan-crafted pastries and cookies, they create a unique experience for their customers.
Summer Terry (19), a local, says that the reason she goes to Bliss Tea and Treats is because she, “love(s) a good classy dessert moment to pair with some scrumptious tea.” Locals and tourists alike flock to the shop to enjoy the authentic tea and treats.
A well known local’s favorite, VG Donuts location off of Cardiff beach makes it easily accessible for kids and adults alike to be able to satisfy their sugar binge without straying too far from the beach.
VG’s offers a multitude of different variants of donuts, cakes, cookies and pastries. At a low price, tourists and locals are able to get more than their money’s worth with these tasty donut morsels.
This cafe is known for its authentic French food, pastries, and coffees. The owner, Isabelle has expanded her business to also provide crepe catering services for parties and other events.
A common favorite for customers looking for something tasty has been one of their many sweet crepes or their almondine pastries and croissants.
This French Cafe is very popular during the holiday season when they will take orders for their specialty yule log cakes and other seasonal treats.
Walking distance to Moonlight Beach, Handel’s Ice Cream provides the perfect refreshment in the middle of a long beach day. Handel’s ice cream is provided in take-home quarts and pints of ice cream as well as the usual cone or cup for the immediate customer.
An Encinitas local, Emma Worthington (19) prefers to go to Hanel’s, “because it has a plethora of tasty ice cream flavors and very welcoming staff.” Handel’s prides themselves on their homemade ice cream that they make on the daily for their customers.
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