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Apr 13, 2010 10:55 AM

Delightful treats for a new mom on the way to or close to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach

My cousin is at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach delivering her little boy. I'm planning a trip to see the newest addition to our family, and in lieu of flowers (because they die), I bring treats for the new mom (also because hospital food is not known for being tasty). I will be traveling from Upland down to Hoag Hospital. I will be on the 57, 5, and 55 freeways. Please help me reward a lady who will be tired, exhuasted, and need of a little comfort. Ideally, I'd like to bring her some desserts or something that can be eaten later without need for reheating...because I don't think they do that for you at the hospital. Thanks so much for your help!

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  1. Sorry, in addition, I will either be traveling tonight after 7PM or tomorrow afternoon, so hours of operation would be nice to know as well. Thanks, again...I always love the recs you wonderful CHs give me.

    1. Cream Pan, right off the 5 and 55 in Tustin. Go early, though.

      Cream Pan
      602 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        I actually went there the last time my other cousin gave birth at the hospital in Mission Viejo. I think if I go tonight, Cream Pan won't be open, and by the time I get to the area tomorrow afternoon, it will be closer to 5PM. Do you think they'll be open? I know they run out of items and close early.

        Cream Pan
        602 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780

        1. re: attran99

          They usually run out by 2pm and close by 4pm.

          EDIT: you can try Mitsuwa (55 @ Baker); they have a nice bakery similar to Cream Pan (fewer selections though) and a variety of Japanese box lunches/sandwiches.

      2. French's Bakery on 17th st along the Costa Mesa/Newport border. Just a mile or so away from Hoag. Their website says they are open until 6pm

        1. go down PCH a ways and you'll see Ruby's "shack" on the right. Get her a Date Shake. TDF

          1. Just down the street from Hoag is Sabatino's. You could bring her a take out order of their very good tiramisu.

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            1. re: JAB

              I was going to say Sabatino's as well, but I'd go for the Antipasta Misto, cold cuts, cheese and marinated vegetables. Get some bread and sneak in a bottle of wine.

              23032 Alicia Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692