Holiday Eats – Top 10 Calaveras Bakeries and Coffee Shops

Whether looking for holiday pies, tarts, turnovers, cinnamon rolls, or scones, explore the top 10 Calaveras bakeries and Calaveras coffee shops below! 

Looking for a little something special to bring to the Thanksgiving table or pre-dinner party? From Calaveras bakeries, to artisan ice cream, a 100 year old candy shop, historic grocery stores, Calaveras coffee shops, tasting rooms and more; no matter where you are in Calaveras County, there’s almost always someplace nearby to grab something sweet. Whether looking for holiday pies, tarts, turnovers, cinnamon rolls, or scones, explore the top 10 Calaveras bakeries and coffee shops below!

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

Looking to order a holiday pie? Give The Red Apple a call at 209-728-8906 to reserve your pies now! (The Red Apple, pictured above via Instagrammer @onekieltravelz.) More info below.

1. Calaveras Bakeries – Aria Bakery

Aria Bakery – Historic Downtown Murphys, CA
HOURS: Open 5 days a week from 6am-4pm; open to 5pm weekends; closed Monday and Tuesday I 458 Main St. Murphys, CA 95247 I 1-209-728-9250
Specializing in french-style desserts, pastries, and artisanal breads made from scratch daily; as well as espresso drinks served hot or cold. Looking to purchase an Aria pie for the holidays? Make sure to reserve your pie order before heading in.  Call ahead for special orders or to ask about their savory plant-based (V) and sweet gluten free (GF) options* at Aria Bakery.

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

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Aria Bakery I Courtesy of Instagrammer @ediblehours

Looking for more vegan and/or gluten-free options? *Look for the (V) or (GF) symbol throughout this guide to inquire about plant-based (V) and/or gluten-free (GF) offerings.

Near Murphys? Did you know that Sierra Hills Natural Foods grocery store on Hwy 4 in Murphys specializes in organic animal products, as well as organic and conventional vegan and gluten free offerings? Swing by to find ingredients and treats to make your next gathering that much more giving. 

2. Calaveras Coffee Shops – Arnold Bistro Espresso

Arnold Bistro Espresso – Arnold, CA
HOURS: Open 7 days a week I 1255 Oak Circle, Arnold, CA 95223 I 1-209-795-5656
Arnold’s coffee shop and café, Arnold Bistro Espresso features gourmet, handcrafted coffees and teas, smoothies, sandwiches and wraps, free wi-fi, friendly service, lunch and brunch offerings as well as a limited selection of baked goods. Check out their new location in the heart of Arnold, a cozy coffee shop you won’t want to miss.

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

kid-friendly Arnold Rim Trail by Jason B Smith

Arnold Bistro Espresso is within walking distance of the 17 mile Arnold Rim Trail. Credit – Jason B Smith

3. Calaveras Bakeries – Bolin Barbeque and Baking Company

Bolin Barbeque and Baking Company – Arnold, CA 
Location: 1131 Highway 4 Arnold, CA 95223 I Call for Hours: 1-415-815-8535 
Featuring on-premises hand-smoked meats, southern style sides, breakfast biscuits, freshly baked breads and pastries, and multiple vegetarian options, the brand new Arnold restaurant Bolin Barbeque and Baking Company, has something to please everyone.

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

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Bolin Barbecue & Baking Company patio

4. Calaveras Coffee Shops – Common Grounds

Common Grounds – Valley Springs, CA
Location: 1900 Vista del Lago Drive Valley Springs, CA 95252  I Call for Hours: 1-209-772-9000
Common Grounds in Valley Springs is a much loved independent coffee shop serving specialty coffees and teas, breakfast burritos, bagels, pastries, paninis and gelato. Come on in and enjoy Common Grounds‘ comfy leather sofas, or sit at a chess table and enjoy a book or play a game, or grab your sweets to go along with your next holiday gathering.

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

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Common Grounds coffee shop serves gelato and sweets in Valley Springs.

5. Calaveras Coffee Shops – Gold Country Roasters

Gold Country Roasters – Murphys, CA
HOURS: Open 7 days a week I 78 Scott Street Murphys, CA 95247 I 1-209-728-8634
Locally owned and operated, Gold Country Roasters is not only affordably priced, but this artisan coffee shop has won regional and national awards for their fabulous roasts. One of the top two most sustainable coffee roasters in California, you can get a limited amount of baked goods sourced from local Sugar Bakery here as well. Call a few days ahead for large or special baked goods orders. Ask about their plant-based and/or gluten free options. (V) (GF)

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

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Gold Country Roasters is hidden in downtown Murphys, CA

6. Calaveras Bakeries – Lila and Sage Cupcakes and Catering

Lila and Sage Cupcakes and Catering – Historic Downtown Murphys, CA
HOURS: Open 5 days a week at 11am; closed Monday and Tuesday I 219 Main Street, Murphys, CA 95247 I 1-209-728-2604

Winner of The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Lila and Sage specializes in imaginative artisan cupcakes, macarons, additional sweets, espresso, specialty drinks, treats and gifts. Stop in early or call ahead for Lila and Sage’s plant-based and gluten free cupcake options, they fly early! (V) (GF)

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

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Cupcake Wars Winner Lila and Sage Cupcakes in Murphys, CA via Instagrammer @locoluco

7. Calaveras Coffee Shops – Roasters Coffee Corner

Roasters Coffee Corner – Copperopolis, CA
HOURS: Open 7 days a week I 240 Town Square Road Copperopolis, CA 95228 I 1-209-785-5282
Located in the charming Copperopolis Town Square, Roasters Coffee Corner offers a limited selection of baked goods, while specializing in espresso beverages, coffee, tea, smoothies, wine and beer. Looking for something more substantial? Try this charming coffee shop’s hot breakfast and lunch offerings as well. (V) (GF)

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

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Roaster’s Coffee Corner in Copperopolis Town Square I Kaedence Eaton

8. Calaveras Bakeries – Star Donuts

Star Donuts – San Andreas, CA
HOURS: Open 7 days a week Monday-Friday 5:30am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday 6am-2pm I 37 W Saint Charles Street San Andreas, CA 95249 I 1-209-754-5600 
Specializing in classic, American donuts, with a friendly staff. Star Donuts has a large selection of all the traditional flavors. Stop in for donuts and coffee, you won’t be disappointed.

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

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Get classic American-style donuts at Star Donuts.

San Andreas local tip:Visiting San Andreas during the week? Don’t miss out on Pickle Patch Deli for lunch or brunch. Regularly voted one of the best restaurants in the Motherlode, stop in early for their breakfast grab and go options including delicious fresh bakes.
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9. Calaveras Bakeries – Sugar Bakery

Sugar Bakery – Historic Downtown Angels Camp
HOURS: Open 6 days a week 7am-3pm; closed Tuesday I 1257 S Main Street
Angels Camp, CA 95222 I 1-209-736-9511
Sugar Bakery specializes in breakfast pastries, fresh, artisan breads made daily, tarts, sweet treats, pie, and savory snacks. Selections vary daily. Looking for sweet plant-based options? Call a few days ahead for special orders and receive a discount. (V)

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

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Sugar Bakery in historic downtown Angels Camp, CA

10. Calaveras Bakeries – The Red Apple

The Red Apple Est. 1890 – Hwy 4 Murphys, CA
HOURS: Open 5 days a week at 5am; closed Tuesday and Wednesday I 4950 Highway 4 Murphys, CA 95247 I 1-209-728-8906
The oldest apple stand in California, The Red Apple has been a popular landmark for both tourists and locals since it was established by the Darby family in 1890. Garnering rave reviews year round, especially for their apple cider donuts, pies and turnovers, The Red Apple is a multi-generational crowd pleaser sure to become your family’s next holiday favorite. Learn more about this historic California apple stand and bakery via California Dream Eater’s visit at The Red Apple here.

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

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The Red Apple I Courtesy of CaliforniaDreamEater

Looking to enjoy a little holiday shopping? Check out our hygge-filled 2018 Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide today. You can find a digital copy of the 2018 Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide here, or pick up a copy at the Calaveras Visitors Bureau today.

BONUS: Butter and Cream Catering

Butter and Cream Bakery is your go to for catered whimsical bakes. From cakes, to cookies, and cupcakes to classic party favorites, Butter and Cream Bakery is available to cater parties, weddings, birthdays and special events.

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Whimsical bakes from caterer Butter and Cream

EXTRA BONUS: Sweet Like Sugar

Order fresh baked sweets including coffee cakes and loaf cakes, sugar cookies, cupcakes, classic pies and speciality pies like brownie pie and peanut and jelly pie, plus mini baked donuts for the holidays from this Valley Springs based bakery. Check out their Sweet Like Sugar facebook page for details. Place orders by December 17th for Christmas and pick up by December 23rd. Call 408-483-4530 for more information.

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Sweet Like Sugar’s perfectly baked pies

 

Find More Calaveras Sweets

Nelson’s Candy Kitchen – 5th Generation Family Owned Sweets

Nelson’s Candy Kitchen Est. late 1800s – Murphys, CA Location
HOURS: Open weekdays 10:00 am-5:00 pm and weekends 10am-5:30 pm I 380 Main Street Murphys, CA 95247 I 1-209-728-2820
Nelson’s Candy Kitchen features candies made by five generations of the Nelson family, delighting visitors with the finest handmade candies & confections in the Sierra Foothills. Fresh ingredients are cooked in bright copper kettles and cooled on marble tables that are over 100 years old using recipes dating from the 1800s. Learn more about the historic location where the majority of their candy is made (20 minutes away) at the Columbia State Park Nelson’s Candy Kitchen location here.

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

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Nelsons Candy Kitchen, Murphys

Calaveras Wineries Offering Sweet Treats

Did you know you can grab holiday treats from local wineries? Explore Calaveras Winery food and wine offerings such as Lavender Ridge‘s artisan market offering specialty cheeses, jams and gorgeous lollipops, or Coppermine Winery‘s decadent chocolates, gifts, and more. Checkout our Calaveras winery directory here for the full list of all that Calaveras tasting rooms have on offer, or for personalized assistance, check in with the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance in person or over the phone for assistance today. Prefer to explore on foot? Get a head start with our directory for exploring downtown Murphys tasting rooms here. (V) (GF)

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events. 

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Calaveras Ice Cream Parlors

JoMa’s Artisan Ice Cream – Murphys, CA
HOURS: Open 7 days a week  12pm-6pm; open late Friday and Saturday 12pm-8pm I 386 Main Street Murphys, CA 95247 I 1-209-728-8655
JoMa’s Artisan Ice Cream specializes in small-batch, handcrafted creations made with love and care with the goal of serving “the most uniquely handcrafted and delicious ice cream” guests have ever tasted. With handmade waffle cones and bowls made on site, 16 flavors of ice cream and 4 flavors of sorbet, and rotating one-of-a-kind creations, we think they’ve succeeded. Ask for plant-based options daily. (V) (GF)

Yummy Ha! Ha! Ice Cream – Historic Downtown Angels Camp, CA
HOURS: Open 6 days a week from 12pm-7pm, open early Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30am; closed Tuesdays | 1225 S. Main Street Angels Camp, CA 95222 I 1-209-890-7596
Yummy Ha! Ha! Ice Cream‘s newest location for delicious, handcrafted artisanal ice cream at in historic downtown Angels Camp is right across from our charming historic downtown Angels 6 movie theatre. Be sure to hop over to indulge in some sweet deliciousness before or after your next holiday movie. (GF)

Yummy Ha! Ha! Ice Cream  – Copperopolis, CA
HOURS: Open 5 days a week 12pm-5pm; closed Monday & Tuesday I 631 McCarty Street Copperopolis, CA 95228 I 1-209-785-2333
Yummy Ha! Ha! Ice Cream’s artisanal handmade ice cream and cupcakes are available 5 days a week in charming Copperopolis Town Square. Conveniently situated right off Highway 4, this is a great place to stop on your way to Angels Camp, Murphys or Bear Valley. You’ll want to stop here on the way out of the county too. (GF)

Country Girl Ice Cream Parlor – Valley Springs, CA
HOURS: 7 days a week 12pm- 8pm I 55 California Street Valley Springs, CA 95252 I 1-209-920-3690
Located in the Valley Springs tri-lake area, Country Girl Ice Cream Parlor has 18 different flavors to choose from. Located near the intersection of Highways 12 and 26, if you are traveling with school age children, have them bring in their most recent report card to get $0.10 off their ice cream for each “A” grade earned. (GF)

Planning on doing some holiday shopping? Don’t miss our hygge-filled 2018 Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide. You can find a digital copy of the 2018 Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide here, or pick up a copy at the Calaveras Visitors Bureau today.

Find additional holiday fun with our Calaveras Holiday Shopping Guide, or by joining for one of our many holiday open houses and events.

Need help finding a specific gift item? Give us a jingle: 1-209-736-0049 or drop us a line: [email protected], we’re here to help!

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Happy Holidays!

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