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

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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.

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      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.

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        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
        http://www.frenchsbakery.com/

        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.

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              Sabatino
              23032 Alicia Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

            2. Also, things that can be eaten single handed and can provide an instant rush of energy - dried fruits, nuts and yes even nutritional bars. Fresh fruits (maternity wards may have a communal fridge for patient or family use) and her favorite yogurt or cheese.

              1. Off the 55 at 17th street is Zov's Bakery. It is a little north of the 5, but only by an exit. Or you could take the 57 to the 22 then the exit for 17th is 2 exits before the 5. Exit 17th, head east, and turn right into the Parking lot for El Torito. There are 2 Zov's, and you want the one on the east side of the strip mall. The best spot in the OC for small cakes and the likes.

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                Zov's Bakery
                17440 E. 17th Street, Tustin, CA 92780

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                1. re: ocshooter

                  Strong Second for Zov's - when I had relatives in a local hospital, they loved their Zov's treats!!

                2. If you come in the afternoon, just turn off onto 17th when you're on Newport Blvd and grab some cupcakes and other items at SusieCakes (open until 7), then you can grab some heavenly coffee at Kean's Coffee in the same plaza.

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                  SusieCakes
                  2043 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach, CA

                  1. Thanks for the great suggestions, everyone! I think Zov's and SusieCakes would be perfect! I would have loved to go to Cream Pan, but they'll be closed by the time I get down there.

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                    Cream Pan
                    602 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780

                    SusieCakes
                    2043 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach, CA

                    1. Just wanted to let you know that your suggestions for SusieCakes were spot on. I was running out of time, and did not get to Zov's, but SusieCakes was perfect. Literally minutes away from the hospital, and with a great selection of treats. I picked up an assortment of cupcakes and cookies that were well received by the new family. Thanks, again, for your suggestions!
                      I also stopped by Kean's for a coffee for me...and it was so good! I needed the extra boost to get through the rest of the day.

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                      SusieCakes
                      2043 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach, CA

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                      1. re: attran99

                        Glad you found something that worked and was tasty! Susiecakes is definitely on the way to Hoag. That plaza is my kryptonite, sweets and caffeine!

                        Also another suggestion, I've only been once awhile ago, is Cafe Blanc, also on 17th in the same area as SusieCakes. Looks like they have more of the asian individualized pastries. If someone could pipe in about their stuff, that would be great!

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                        Cafe Blanc
                        298 E 17th St, B Costa Mesa, CA

                        SusieCakes
                        2043 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach, CA

                        1. re: groover808

                          Cafe Blanc used to be good, but the quality has gone down and the prices way up. Their truffles were so soft that even after cooling them in ref they were still soft. I used to love their chocolate cherry pastry, but that too was way too soft and around $6.

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                          Cafe Blanc
                          298 E 17th St, B Costa Mesa, CA

                      2. I see you are finished with your quest, but if you were pressed for time for something to be open, Some Crust Bakery in Claremont Village would have been a good option, since it is close to you. The lemon bars are very good. I suppose you kow it, but it may have slipped your mind. Anyway, thought I would add that for benefit of anyone searching 'Upland'.