Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
mentionedExpand Map
Powered by
Powered by Reset Map Reset
Restaurants & Bars 4

Haleh Pastry & Cafe | Sunnyvale

Melanie Wong | Jan 6, 2017 09:15 PM

The Sunnyvale branch of Haleh Pastry, a Persian-style bakery opened a few months ago. Besides the pastries, this spot offers up Verve coffee drinks and Treat ice cream along with wifi.

A variety of Persian cookies are sold by the pound. Most interesting is a date-filled maamoul made with no added sugar and an abundance of cardamon. Fresh dates are used for the filling, offering a softer and less grainy texture. Honey-glazed toasted pistachios garnish the top.

We like the bamieh glazed with honey-rosewater, but the zoolbia were too anemic and tasted undercooked. A gluten-free walnut cookie has the satisfying chew of amaretti with more nuttiness and a carob-like aftertaste. Coconut cookies are light as air, sort of a cross between meringue and coconut macaroons. Other than the bamieh and zoolbia, these are only lightly sweet.

What else should we try?

Haleh Pastry & Cafe
927 E. Arques Ave
Sunnyvale, CA

(During the new opening period, a stack of brown cards by the register offers a complimentary cup of tea or coffee with a purchase of $10 or more.)

    Image Title (Optional)
    Caption (Optional)
    Image Credit (Optional)
Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound