I think just about everyone who has a sweet tooth loves cupcakes, but sometimes the guilt of the calories and sugar stops us from eating them. Well, what if the cupcakes were organic?! Yes, you heard me! O-R-G-A-N-I-C!
I first discovered Cups cupcakes this past summer while in La Jolla San Diego and they keep me coming back for more every time I’m there visiting. In fact, I make a special trip just to fit it into my schedule!
At first it may make you second guess and wonder “how good can this cupcake be if it’s organic”? Well, I’m telling you can’t even taste the difference! They feature vegan, low glycemic, dairy free and gluten-free cupcake options. How’s that for your health?!
I sampled the PB cup, Not so red velvet, Brulee-J, Chocoholic, Hazed and Confused and Caramel Macchiato during my last visit. All were amazing, but if I had to pick a winner, it would have to go to the Brulee-J! Tastes just like a creme brulee, but even better! It just melts in your mouth.
The next runner-up would be the Not so red velvet. All the cupcakes were fresh, moist and left you wanting more minus the guilt!
On top of the cupcakes they also have an all-organic, grind-to-order espresso drinks, cupcake-infused ice cream and shakes and local organic tea.
They have a comfy indoor lounge and cute outdoor patio. They were awarded 3-Star Green Restaurant Certification® for their earth-friendly use of sustainable materials for their lounge and bakery.
Their clean bathrooms even have a cupcake theme sign on the outside of the door! I always love places where the themes are so well thought out from even the simplest details like this!
They feature happy hour specials from 9-11 am 20% off coffee drinks & 5-7 pm 20% off cupcakes (dine in only); 10% off for students & military (ID required); Free drip coffee with purchase of re-usable eco-mug.
Lastly, as if yummy organic cupcakes and a chic lounge weren’t enough, they even sell cupcake shirts with cute designs of a head-phone wearing cupcake among others!
I was told they have also have an on site DJ playing some tunes on select days. Next time hopefully I’ll get to experience it!
Cups Cupcakes is located at: 7857 Girard Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037 Phone: 858.459.CUPS (2877)
Hours are: Mon-Thurs 10am – 7pm; Fri-Sun 10am - 9pm
PB Cup: Rich chocolate cup topped with creamy peanut butter frosting in a chocolate shell
Not So Red Velvet: Southern style chocolate buttermilk cup topped with sweet cream cheese frosting
Brûlée-J: Vanilla cup filled with sweet custard and topped with caramelized sugar
Hazed and Confused: Rich chocolate cup topped with creamy chocolate hazelnut frosting