Sweet Treats: Beyond the Bakery

This week, we dig deep for a different kind of pastry pusher — one or two-person operations working from the backs of restaurants, in borrowed commercial kitchens and behind farm stand stalls.

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Costeaux French Bakery

Fresh bread, elegant wedding cakes, and a tasty cafe to have your sandwich and eat it too in Healdsburg

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Doughnuts. Live a little.

Where to get donuts in the North Bay

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Scream for Ice Cream: SoCo’s best gelato, frozen yogurt and ice cream

BiteClub finds where to get the best frozen yogurt, ice cream and gelato in Sonoma County and Napa

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Zin’s Secret Brownie Sundae

Zin Restaurant’s Brownie Sundae, plus more great Wine Country spots to grab a killer brownie

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Best Bread: Celebrate the yeast feast

Best Bread & Bakeries in Wine Country and Sonoma County

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Here comes the wedding cake

Best bets for Sonoma County, Wine Country wedding cakes

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News and gossip

Syrah, olive oil and a marriage for Keller

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Best Pies in SoCo

Best pies in Sonoma County

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Whoopie Pies

Move over cupcakes. The darling of the pastry-set these days are Whoopie Pies, a less precious, more lunchbox-friendly marriage of cake and cream.

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Valentine’s Day treats from Sonoma County (mostly)

Romantic treats for Valentine’s Day from the bounty of the county

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Secret Doughman: Zix Treats

Zix Treats: Sebastopol CPA turned semi-pro baker bakes up micro-batches of complex, herb-infused treats in a borrowed commercial kitchen. Getting a box is strictly a word-of-mouth affair.

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Sweet Treats for the holidays

When it comes to holiday treats, call in the professionals.

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Couture cake

Patisserie Angelica

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Viva Cocolat

You. Someone special. A pot of fancy melted chocolate, bananas and two forks on a Saturday night. Let the games begin. The deets: Chocolate fondue in milk, dark or white chocolate for two with cake, cookies, fruit and other dip-ables. $18 for more fun than should be legal on Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations recommended. Just want a quickie? Satisfy your deep, dark chocolate yearnings with truffles, bon bons and desserts from...

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Donut Cafe

The Donut Cafe has recently opened on Montgomery Drive (near Lepe’s Taqueria) to fulfill your early-morning pastry needs. These little pillows of sugary goodness are made fresh each day and they throw open the doors at 5am every day of the week, spurning eager-beaver joggers and health-nuts. Or maybe rewarding them

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Sift Cupcakery

As owner of Sift, the Sonoma County’s first official cupcakery, Ballus is dedicated to the art of killer cupcakes. With a baker’s dozen (or so) flavors fresh made each day, she and her staff (of one) are barely keeping up with demand. Not exactly surprising when at least half the menu reads like a high-end cocktail list–Pink Champagne, Miami Vice, Limonata, the Irish Car Bomb and the Ooh La La. Cute, but just a little dangerous

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Tres Leches Cake

Where to get the famous three milks cake

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Chloes French Cafe, Santa Rosa

Chloe’s French Cafe is a best bet for croissants, French pastries and delish entrees.

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Della Fattoria Cafe | Petaluma
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Della Fattoria Cafe | Petaluma

Petaluma’s best bakery, Della Fattoria, is a European-style bistro serving up treats, sandwiches and great food

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