Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays from the Sweet Shop...

Get your Jingle on and stop by the shop for those last minute sweets & treats!

‘Tis the season of hustle and bustle this week, so don’t forget to take some time for you! Slow down and join us for a nice hot coffee, a yummy Panini or soup.

We will be open regular hours today and tomorrow (8:30am -5:30pm) but will be closing at 2pm on Saturday, December 24th.

The Sweet Shop will be closed for the Winter Break from December 25th to January 2nd.
Wishing you and yours and super festive holiday season!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tis' the Season to Give Sweetness...

And we have lots of sweet goodies for the Holidays!

Just arrived, California Jamin'...Hand crafted Jam locally made, Gingered Pear & Apricot (my favorite;), Orange Cranberry and Brandied Applebutter, all so yummy - I can't wait to give!

The Jam paired with a can of tea would make such a lovely gift, all you need to add is some fresh croissants or scones!

For the chocolate lovers, pick up a box of Poco Dolce’s seasonal Tiles… Bittersweet chocolate combined with dried cranberries and toasted pumpkin seeds, finished with grey sea salt. - delicious!

Or a festive box of TCHO’s “Melt for You” chocolate bar sampler, so cute.

Looking for sweet stocking stuffers?

Plenty to choose from for everyone here...Nerds Ropes, Pop Rocks, Hi-Chew, Chocolate Cars, Chocolate Ornaments, Peppermint Bark, Gingerbread People, Ribbon Candy and much more.

Want to create your own gifts or fill jars for your Holiday Party? Pick up some of our bulk candy to make your own, Chocolate Stars, Gummi Stars, Jelly Wreathes, Chocolate Presents, Penguins, Sparkle Almonds, Chocolate Bells, Holiday Malt Balls, Champagne Balls….and the list goes on.

Where else can you enjoy a great latte and shop for all your sweetness without the holiday craze?
Always here with us at the Sweet Shop, lots of free parking too!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from the Sweet Shop!

We will be open the following hours for the Holiday Weekend:

Thanksgiving Day Closed
Friday, 11/25 8:30am - 4:00pm
Saturday, 11/26 10:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday, 11/27 11:00am – 5:00pm

On Friday, take a break from your Black Friday shopping and join us for Free Holiday Hot Chocolate, all day long!

Wishing you and yours a lovely & festive Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Have a Cup of Tea with Us!

Please join us for an Afternoon Tea & Food Pairing on
Sunday, November 20th, from 2:00pm - 3:30pm, at the Sweet Shop.

We will be pouring three hand-blended, fair-trade teas from our boutique tea provider, the Art of Tea...

Green Pomegranate, Earl Grey & Caramelized Pear

Of course a cup of tea often leads to a nibble or treat,
So we will be pairing each tea with a bite to eat!

This will be a fun afternoon for you to relax, explore some of our teas, open your senses and warm your soul.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ghoulish Goodies at the Sweet Shop!

We have plenty of treats for you this Halloween...snakes, tarantulas, dingbats, frightbites, cookies n' screams, eyeballs, fangs, candy corn, & much more!
Lots of sweet spookiness to share, if you dare.

Planning on making some Halloween Cupcakes this year? Red Velvet would be perfect embellished with our bloody bones to be sure for a real scare!

To help decorate your table, fill up a jar with our creepy eyeballs, loads of fun for all!

Want to give out a special treat to the trick-or-treaters this year? Pick up some of our huge jaw breakers, they are a lasting delight.

No Tricks here…just Treats,

see you soon for all your Sweets!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's Pumpkin Time!

October has arrived and so have all the pumpkins!

Stop by the Sweet Shop and have your pumpkin treat with us...Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Ribbon Cake (best EVER!), Pumpkin Pound Cake, and even Pumpkin Doggie Treats!

This is our delightful Pumpkin Pie Special, pumpkin froyo with whipped cream & ginger snaps, a super yummy combo.

And if you still need some more pumpkins in your life, try these delicious sweet jelly pumpkins. They are super fresh & yummy!

Pick a pumpkin, enjoy some Autumn Fun and see you at the Sweet Shop!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Celebrate 2 Sweet Years Tomorrow!

At the Sweet Shop we like to party every day with lots of sweetness but this Sunday we are sugar coating everything!
Please join us for a fun filled afternoon from 1pm-4pm on Sunday, October 2nd to show our appreciation to you….our customers that support us & help us give back to the local schools.

Games & prizes for the little ones of course, along with a visit from Miss Jingle (smile ;) for some face painting and balloon twisting – a delight for sure!

And now on to what we all really want, the Sweet Goodies!!!
Just to name a few…Gourmet Funnel Cakes by Cava (we have been drooling all week), fresh popped kettle corn by Kettle Pop, Warm Soft Pretzels, Caramel Apples & Marshmallow Sticks, Red Velvet Cake Pops, Pink Big Top Cookies, Dippin Dots… Oh & by the way our Halloween Candy just arrived, it is looking good.

Oops, we forgot to mention FREE frozen yogurt cones to everyone!
Bring the kids and your appetite for a festive day at the Sweet Shop.

We hope to see you on Sunday where Life is always Sweet.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hello Harry...

At the Sweet Shop we have some wonderful regular customers & we love you all!

Sometimes it feels like “Cheers” here ;)
We have been thinking for awhile about a way to celebrate some of our favorite customers and decided since we live in such a techie world why not blog about these special customers with a BIG Thank You.
So hello Harry

Almost 2 years ago I noticed a lovely & charming gentleman stopping by the shop on his daily walk, often popping in for his usual café au lait, a sandwich or sometimes a froyo, but even more important to sit and relax for awhile & read the newspaper. Apparently, we are one of the few places that offer the Daily News & Daily Post in the neighborhood!

As time passed and Harry frequented more & more I just couldn't wait to say hi to Harry. One day we talked about one of his beautiful classic cars and moments later who showed up? Harry of course to take us for a spin, what a special treat!

We have all gotten to know Harry at the Sweet Shop and one of the best things about Harry is he has taken the time to get to know us personally. He has traveled the world and shares some great stories & pictures with us, he’s even been to the town I was born in - Paraparamu! Harry is the ultimate customer & if you spot him in the shop please do say hello Harry!

A visit from Harry is essential every day for us - Harry you definitely make our Life Sweet!

Merci Beaucoup Harry...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Festive Parties in our Secret Garden….Shhhh

Such a fun-filled celebration weekend at the Sweet Shop, a beautiful baby shower in the morning & a fabulous birthday party in the afternoon (think pink;)

Our secret garden is the perfect venue for your next affair whether it is a Birthday Party, Shower, Ladies Luncheon, English Tea, Book Club Meeting, Parent Group Meeting...let the Sweet Shop do the work for you and create the perfect party!
Oh, and if you are looking for an extra "sweet" theme...have your party inside the Sweet Shop with candy galore and plenty of sweetness for all!

Here are some sneak peaks of this weekend's festivities...
 Candy Decor by Sweet Shop & Cake by our Hostess Outlaw Mom

Rock Candy Display (edible too!)

Pink Lemonade Anyone?

Candy Favors to Go!

Best Ever Cake Pops by Sweet Tooth Confections

Garden Fun!

A Little One trying on Fairy Wings

Entertainment provided by Happily Ever Laughter

For more info on your next Celebration contact us at Sweet Shop Celebrations

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Doggie Menu at the Sweet Shop!

Sit, Stay, Play?
All three are OK with us!
If you didn't know already, the Sweet Shop has a cool outdoor dog friendly patio. Some of our canine friends have a hard time walking by the Sweet Shop without stopping by for a special doggie cookie made by Auntie Julie;)

There is plenty of room for our furry friends and free water for all those on their walks!

We have discovered there are very few pet friendly restaurants in the Bay Area so we want to be sure you know about our patio and introduce our new Doggie Menu for your pets!

Doggie Menu

Over Easy Rover (Scrambled Eggs & Ham)

Healthy Hips (Carrots & Apples drizzled with Vita Gravy)

Wag my Tail (Pumpkin Popsicle)

Cookies by Auntie Julie

Here are a few pictures of our frequent visitors....


Sweet Molly

Adorable Ringo

See you and Fido at the Sweet Shop soon!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

So Long, and Thank You, Danielle...

We are so lucky at the Sweet Shop to have such an amazing team, they are part of our community, part of our decision making process for products and ideas and most of all they really do make the shop extra “sweet”…This week we are saying goodbye to our lovely Barista, Danielle.
Danielle has been working at the Sweet Shop for just over a year, she recently graduated from high
school and is now off to college & her future endeavors.

She is someone that will always go the extra mile & beyond with a smile and one of the most giving, helpful people I have met.

We even named one of our latest sandwiches after her, “The Danielle”….French baguette lightly buttered with ham and cheese – so simple and cheerful just like our Danielle! They are quite popular ;)

As I said...Danielle always went above and beyond...our lovely Easter Bunny!

If you haven't met Danielle, please do stop by the Sweet
Shop this week and meet her and wish her well.
The Sweet Shop team will dearly miss her.
Thank you Danielle, we will miss you!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sweet Shop will be at Movie Nights Downtown Los Altos!

Join us this Friday and for the rest of August as we are thrilled to be the Movie Night Snack Shack for Friday Movie Nights on Main Street!

Tomorrow's (August 5th) movie will be a clever fun comedy Rango, featuring Johnny Depp.

Be sure to stop by and see us at the Snack Shack and pick up some sweets and treats to enjoy during the show, something for everyone...gummi candy, sour candy, chocolates, popcorn, drinks and of course our irresistible chocolate chip cookies. All proceeds go to the local schools!

We look forward to seeing you sitting under the stars for some great family fun.
See you at the show!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Flaky & Buttery Croissants Baked Daily at the Sweet Shop

There is something special about the perfect croissant when the outside is just slightly crispy and the inside is a light layer of pillows.

At the Sweet Shop we have been on a quest to find this perfect croissant to share with you. We have discovered it and are now baking croissants in our lovely little oven every morning! If you are one of our early morning customers, it will be hard to resist one of these croissants especially with their savory aroma.

Be sure to get your croissant early as these won't last...Pairs perfectly with a Café au lait.

Bon appétit!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

We will be closed this holiday weekend Saturday, July 2nd & Sunday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.

Photo courtesy of Foodnetwork, click here for this delicious recipe

Have a happy & safe holiday July 4th weekend & will look forward to seeing you soon!
Thank you for your continued support of the Sweet Shop.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Our Summer Lunch Menu is Here!

Finally it is beginning to feel like summer, we are ready for warm weather & ready to have you over for lunch! Our menu includes a whimsical cheese plate, sassy sandwiches & a sweet salad....

BTW, did we mention we really like fig jam at the Sweet Shop? became a staple for our North Beach Panini and is now a must for our Cheese Plate. Fig Jam is rich with a subtle sweetness that pairs just right with a savory cheese...delish!

Paris Summer
Brie, Fresh Grapes & Fig Jam cheese plate with a sliced baguette

The Veggie Kidd
Goat cheese, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pesto & Greens on Rosemary Focaccia

North Beach Panini
Prosciutto & Provolone with a smear of Fig Jam on a Francese Roll

The Classic 1920
Grilled Cheddar Cheese on country-style wheat

Strawberry Fields Salad
Spinach, Strawberries, Goat Cheese & Almonds w/Poppy Seed Dressing

Summer Fruit Cup
Fresh fruit of the day

Come get figgy with us at the Sweet Shop! See you at lunchtime....

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hey Dad, We are Thinking of You...

Sweeten up Dad this year with a gift from the Sweet Shop, Fathers Day is just 1 week away! We just received our hand made truffle collection from Saratoga Chocolates. A handsome gift box filled with 2 black & tan, 2 port & 2 chili spice truffles. Hard to resist this one, you will want to keep it for yourself!

Or pick up a bag of the English Toffee. We are really gaga over this one, it is sooooooooooo good (of course we have to sample everything first ;)

Saratoga's housemade toffee is made with butter and sugar and cooked just right. They enrobe the pieces in a dark milk chocolate finished with chopped almonds and then break them in to pieces.

Plenty of Sweetness for Dad here, Happy Fathers Day!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sweet Shop Gives Back to Local Schools

The Sweet Shop is already making its second donation to local schools!

What appears as a simple “tip” jar located on the counter reads “Any spare change will go to schools”. The customers drop their change in the jar and often give even more after realizing it goes back to their schools. This is a true definition of full circle giving.

Photo courtesy of James Tensuan

A total of $3800 has been collected in the last year and will be presented to two local schools this week, Egan Junior High School in Los Altos will receive $1900 to purchase an Interactive Presentation Presenter and Terman Junior High School in Palo Alto will receive $1900 to purchase a much needed Smart Board.

Thank you so much Sweet Shop Customers...Life is Sweet!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sweet Strawberry Days...

You know it is almost summer time around here when the markets are filled with fresh, ripe & irresistible strawberries.

Strawberries are our most popular topping at the Sweet Shop so we are starting off the season with a new Strawberry Frozen Yogurt!

Try our new sundae....strawberry frozen yogurt drizzled with chocolate sauce, sprinkled with yogurt chips and fresh sliced strawberries. Delish!

Can't decide which froyo flavor you want today? Ask us for our Neapolitan Special - three flavors (chocolate, vanilla & strawberry) in one cup!

Mmmmm....strawberries, everyday is a strawberry day at the Sweet Shop.

Life is Sweet!