Valentine’s Day Treats in Orange County

Sweeten the holiday with a romantic gift of cookies, cakes, doughnuts, and more from local bakeries.
Photograph Courtesy of Sweet Dreams Bakery

The treat: Various Valentine’s Day sweets
The place: Sweet Dreams Bakery in Irvine
The deets: Cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, and more. Order online and pick up for any occasion.  


The treat: Strawberry cordial pancakes
The place: Snooze, an A.M. Eatery in Laguna Beach, Orange, and Tustin
The deets: Chocolate brownie batter pancakes filled with strawberries and chocolate chips and topped with strawberry coulis, chocolate sauce, strawberry mascarpone, and powdered sugar. Available through February 15. 


The treat: Giant heart macaron, purple heart dessert, rose dessert
The place: Moulin, multiple locations
The deets: Both the purple heart and rose patisseries are available to-go. 


The treat: Cookies
The place: Dough & Arrow in Costa Mesa
The deets: February flavors include the It’s Not You, It’s Me candy cookie, Red Velvet Crinkle (vegan, only available on weekends), and the Galentine’s Brookie (white chocolate-studded brownie dough cookie with mixed berry cheesecake topping). 


The treat: Valentine’s bagels
The place: Bagels & Brew in Lake Forest and Mission Viejo
The deets: Red, pink, and white striped bagels. Available through February 15. 


The treat: La Saint-Valentin raspberry mousse meringue and Valentine sable raspberry cookie
The place: Pandor in Irvine, Orange, Mission Viejo, and Newport Beach 


The treat: The Isaphan doughnut and heart-shaped cherry doughnuts
The place: Oliboli Donuts in Tustin
The deets: The Isaphan is a yeasted doughnut with lychee, raspberry, and rose. Cherry Heart cake doughnuts are dipped in cherry glaze with Valentine’s sprinkles. Available through February 14. 


The treat: Assorted Valentine’s doughnuts
The place: Small Batch Doughnuts in Costa Mesa
The deets: Order a dozen or two for pick up or delivery. Flavors include cardamom rose, citrus pistachio rose, caramel kisses, Ferrero Roche, and more. Available through February 18. 


The treat: Conversation Hearts cookies
The place: Coffee Dose Cafe in Buena Park, Costa Mesa, and Irvine
The deets: Available through February 14. 


The treat: Valentine’s Day drinks
The place: MoonGoat Coffee in Costa Mesa and Garden Grove
The deets: Sparkling Rose: sparkling water with ginger and rose syrups. Rose matcha with rose cold foam. Rose latte.  


The treat: Various Valentine’s Day cookies
The place: Blackmarket Bakery in Costa Mesa
The deets: Heart-shaped Linzer cookie, sugar cookies, and more 


The treat: Assorted heart-shaped doughnuts
The place: Good Town Doughnuts in Costa Mesa
The deets: Assorted flavors of brioche donuts in the shape of a heart. Available through February 14. 


The treat: That’s Bae Cookie Box
The place: The Shugar Shack in Huntington Beach
The deets: Assorted hand-decorated sugar cookies that come in boxes of four or 12. 


The treat: Valentine’s coffee drinks
The place: Sunbliss Coffee in Anaheim
The deets: Cupid’s Cold Brew (topped with cookies and cream cloud dust), Me, Myself and Chai, chocolate-covered rose latte cold brew. 


The treat: Valentine’s cupcakes
The place: Smallcakes in Westminster
The deets: Assorted cupcakes with pink and red frosting and decoration.  


The treat: Concha “flour” bouquet 
The place: Soy Concha Bakery in Santa Ana
The deets: Six rose-designed conchas in a bouquet, available February 13th and 14th 


The treat: Valentine’s Day cookie gift box
The place: The Cookie Element in Yorba Linda
The deets: Decorated sugar cookies in themes from “Hugs & Kisses” to “Love Bug.” 


The treat: Heart-shaped pie crust cookies and sugar cookies
The place: Butter Crumbs Bake Shop in Laguna Hills
The deets: The unique pie crust cookies are flaky and buttery, topped with sanding sugar. 


The treat: Assorted Valentine’s treats
The place: French’s Bakery in Mission Viejo, Orange, and Costa Mesa
The deets: Various flavors of heart-shaped sugar cookies and chocolate-covered strawberries. 


The treat: Raspberry almond cookies, chocolate-covered strawberries, and raspberry lemon macarons
The place: Porto’s Bakery, multiple locations 


The treat: Raspberry jam malasadas
The place: Paderia in Fountain Valley
The deets: Raspberry jam-filled Portuguese donuts. Available through February exclusively at the Fountain Valley location. 


The treat: Various Valentine’s-themed treats
The place: The Disneyland Resort and Downtown Disney District in Anaheim
The deets: Chocolate-strawberry funnel cake, Sweetheart Sundae, red velvet cake shake, and more! Most available throughout February.