Avanti has exceptional baked goods, according to one hound's report. "This place rocks," says meltedcheese. "Their cookies, pies, date bars, and tapiocas are more SF than OC and it's appreciated."
The best thing there, especially right now, is the raisin walnut pie. It's like a mincemeat pie crossed with a pecan pie, and it's incredibly good. "If you bought a whole one and put some fresh whipped cream on it you would be the king of a party," says meltedcheese.
Avanti Cafe [Orange County]
259 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa