Cake & the Bean Stalk

So as you all know, I love to get deals from Groupon, Living Social, Eversave, etc so that I can try out some new places around the city. It’s hard to believe we’ve already been living in the city for 10 months now, and there’s so many places we haven’t been yet. A while ago I bought a Groupon for Cake & the Bean Stalk, which is located at 1112 Locust Street in Philadelphia.

It was a beautiful morning for a walk, so I set out to use my Groupon and check out the place. I had $10 to spend and I was able to get breakfast [Everything Bagel w/ Cream Cheese $2.00], Coffee [price depends on size and what you order], and two desserts to go.  I think that everything was priced very well.

They have a very nice set up. When you go in the door there are some dessert/food cases set up near the register, and the sitting area is separated by a wall, which is nice. There is a little outside patio with chairs if you choose to sit out there, and there are a number of tables inside to choose from. It’s got a really cool vibe. The mismatched chairs at the tables give it a nice look.

They have many different beverages to choose from, as well as a number of freshly baked desserts like cookies, brownies, cakes, and a number of other sweets.  They also have Paninis! I was there a little too early for one though. They often have special deals, so be sure to follow them on Twitter.  I chose the Brownie [$2.50 - and it's quite large; you can choose with nuts or without] and the Blondie [$2.50 - and like the brownie it's quite large] as my to-go desserts.

The Brownie was delicious – nice and fudgy – exactly how I like them!

The Blondie was amazing; It was packed full of Reese’s Pieces!

Colorful chairs & table

Who wouldn’t want to stop in?

Street view

Cake and the Bean Stalk has Free WiFi, so feel free to take your laptop or other mobile device and stop in for a beverage, sandwich and dessert! Definitely pick up a Blondie and a Brownie – they’re amazing!  I’ll definitely stop back in for more desserts, and I want to try some of their iced beverages. It’s hot out there!


I love magazines – specifically, cooking magazines. When we were packing up to move, I had to part with all the cooking magazines I had saved up. And there were A LOT of them. We’re talking Cooking Light issues from 2002. Taste of Home issues from 2003, Cooks Illustrated from way back when.  And I still used them. When I wanted some new recipes to try, I’d grab a magazine file full of magazines and look through them for recipes. But I knew that moving from a 2000 sq ft house, to a 1000 sq ft apartment that I wouldn’t have room for them. It was either my guy or the magazines, and I chose my guy. ;)

I let most of my subscriptions run out – except for Food Network Magazine. I love that magazine. There are always a bunch of recipes that I want to try. Everything looks so good! And I said that once we got settled into our new digs that I’d resubscribe to a few of my other favorite magazines – Cooks Illustrated, Cook’s Country, etc.

This is the perfect opportunity to do just that.  For 2 days – you can get $26 worth of magazines for $12! What a bargain!



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Plum District

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If you are a new member, you get $5 off your first purchase.

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