Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice…

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice…

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice…

As our countdown to Pumpkin Donuts rolls on, we are busy preparing our signature Spice mixture that will go into many of our autumn products. The combination of spices is a tightly held family secret formula and has been dubbed a ‘Pumpkin Spice’ paradise by many of our customers. And while this Pumpkin Spice may be nice, we are often asked why we don’t begin our pumpkin season when the ‘other guys’ start theirs.

The answer is simple.

Tradition.

Pumpkin Spice is our autumn treat

It seems as soon as the school year begins, stores line their shelves with Halloween costumes, Christmas décor, and of course, pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING. And while we love each holiday, we can also appreciate the importance of slowing down to enjoy the final days of summer.

We regard the tradition of decorating for Christmas after Thanksgiving just as much as we favor filling our shelves with pumpkin spice in autumn. This hard held tradition is a major reason we choose to hold off on anything pumpkin related until the end of September.

The traditional start date for our Pumpkin Donuts has always been the last Friday in September. This year, we will roll out the delicious bites of pumpkin goodness September 27.

Pumpkin Donuts

We have spent years perfecting the best flavors to create a one of a kind donut that is unmatched. If you’ve never experienced the taste of our secret spice blend, you are certainly in for a treat on September 27.

You can pre-order them to be rolled in a cinnamon-sugar blend or enjoy the traditional glazed pumpkin donuts.

Pumpkin Donut Premier

If you’re really in a rush to try these tasty bites, join us for our one-hour premier at midnight on September 27. We open our doors from 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. on September 27 to give die-hard Pumpkin Donut fans the opportunity to enjoy the first batch of donuts for the 2019 season.

In recent years, the crowds have grown, the excitement has grown, and the love of pumpkin spice has grown.

If you’re up for a good time at your local neighborhood bakery, we invite you to come on down. Our midnight premier is truly a fun experience for everyone.

Other Pumpkin Spice Products

Pumpkin Donuts aren’t our only pumpkin spice infused item during the autumn months. We produce a variety of products such as Harvest Rings, Pumpkin Muffins, Pumpkin Nut Breads, Spice Cake, Spice Cupcakes, and of course, Pumpkin Pie.

Harvest Rings

Our Harvest Ring is similar to a Bundt Cake. We add our special blend of spices to this pumpkin cake and bake it to perfection. Then we drizzle a thin glaze over the entire cake while it’s still warm to seal all the warm pumpkin flavor inside.

Pumpkin Muffins and Pumpkin Nut Bread

For a quick morning breakfast or a light afternoon snack, our Pumpkin Muffins or Nut Bread can be the perfect item. Each bite of the muffin or nut bread will be bursting with pumpkin and spice flavors.

Spice Cake and Spice Cupcakes

For something a little less pumpkin-y and a little more spice-y, take home a Spice Cake or Spice Cupcake. This is sure to be a flavor you can certainly enjoy all season. We infuse our delicious vanilla cake with ample amounts of our signature spice blend. Our decorators then cover and fill the cake with generous helpings of our homemade cream cheese icing before sprinkling our spice mix around the edges. 

Pumpkin Pie

The pie that started it all…

Our Pumpkin Pie has been around longer than any of the Pumpkin Spice products listed above. We have been making this pie with our signature spice blend that has remained a family favorite for more than 30 years. No matter if you top it with whipped cream or simply grab a fork and eat it straight from the pan, our Pumpkin Pie can be just what you need after a long day.

Pumpkin Spice is worth the wait

We hope you will join us for another amazing pumpkin season. No matter if you’re joining in the Pumpkin Donut fun, grab a Pumpkin Muffin or Nut Bread, bring a smile to someone with a Spice Cupcake, or simply grab a fork and dig into a Pumpkin Pie, we hope you enjoy each and every bite of our homemade goodies.

As always, we make our products on site using the best ingredients. We use non-GMO flour and never add preservatives or chemicals of any kind to our products.

Our philosophy is simple: If we wouldn’t serve it to our family, we won’t serve it to yours.

Thank you for your continued support of our family business.

Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop

Bakery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Additional Menu Options

Birthday Celebrations for Michelle Cinotti Vining!

Birthday Celebrations for Michelle Cinotti Vining!

Birthday Celebrations for Michelle Cinotti Vining!

 

Would it shock you to realize our family LOVES birthday celebrations? Last week, we celebrated our very own Michelle Cinotti Vining! Her birthday was August 20, and we are so grateful to everyone who celebrated her.  

While some folks enjoy birthday celebrations that include resting and relaxing on the beach or by the pool, Michelle spent her day at her second home…the volleyball court.

Anyone who knows Michelle, knows she never misses a chance to support her children in their sporting events. And while we all spent the evening cheering along with her, we wanted to come up with another way honor Michelle and the work she does.

Michelle’s birthday celebrations

 

Most of you know Michelle’s daughter was diagnosed with Type I diabetes three years ago.

It was a scary time in all our lives but we are ever-reliant on God to guide our walk. There have been many ups and downs over this short time period and some super close calls.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has been instrumental in helping Michelle, her daughter, and the entire family cope, learn, and treat this disease.

In an effort to help other’s managing the effects of Type I, Michelle would like to raise awareness of juvenile diabetes. JDRF is an amazing organization that develops better treatment and testing equipment as well as advocates for government action.

Their mission is to find a cure and end Type I diabetes.

How can you help?

 

If you have been affected by Type I diabetes, or you know someone who has, you can certainly help. Sometimes, simply listening as a mother airs out her frustrations can be the best thing in the world. You can also learn more about juvenile diabetes to know what to watch for and what to avoid.

You can also help aid in the research for a cure.

If you’d like to learn more about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or if you’d like to make a donation toward their incredible research, we encourage you to look them up. Even the smallest of donations can help find cure for this disease that affects more than 1.25 million Americans.

Thank you!

 

We hope you will join us as Michelle celebrates another trip around the sun.

Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop

Bakery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Additional Menu Options

Teacher Gifts All Year Long

Teacher Gifts All Year Long

Teacher Gifts All Year Long!

The school year has just begun but it’s never too early to start showing your appreciation for the men and women who pour into our children. Teacher gifts in the form of volunteer hours or teacher supplies can be a major help in almost any classroom.

But what about a gift in a sweeter form? 

Gifts for your child’s teacher can be in the form of a weekly treat for well-behaved students or even for those who meet their reading requirements. Some teacher gifts can be more personal, such as a personalized cookie or their favorite cupcake.

Cookies for the class

Bringing cookies to your child’s classroom may be a great way to show your appreciation to the teacher…provided you’ve cleared it with them ahead of time. When the classwork becomes mundane, a small treat in the form of an M & M cookie can be just what the entire class needs. Just be sure to bring enough for the teacher to have a couple as well.

Favorite cupcakes

Does your child’s teacher have a favorite food or dessert? A great way to build a rapport with anyone is through food. And what better way to get to know your child’s teacher than with a cupcake?

As the year progresses and your relationship with your child’s teacher grows, you can discover what they like and don’t like. Some teachers love chocolate while others don’t. You may find out about a favorite restaurant a teacher frequents every Friday morning. No matter what it is, finding a teacher gift that is perfect doesn’t have to be difficult.

Personalized cookies

“A person’s name is to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language.” –Dale Carnegie

We’ve made teacher gifts for more than 20 years. One of the most popular gift year after year is a personalized cookie. No matter if it’s a simple design or elaborate details, add a special message or the teacher’s name to a cookie. When you go the extra mile and show your child’s teacher how much you appreciate all they do it can be the added boost they need.

Staff and teacher gifts

The school as a whole is responsible for the care of your child. Don’t forget to thank them for their hard work! Bring an assortment of donuts or a tray of cookies on a random day just to say ‘thank you.’ Sometimes, even the smallest of things can go a long way in rejuvenating an entire faculty.

Ingredients and food allergies

There are some schools and classrooms which don’t allow outside foods due to allergies or ingredient concerns. It’s important to note: we are NOT a peanut-free facility. We have ingredient lists on our website for iced cookies and some everyday cookies, however, we always stress to error on the side of caution when serving any foods containing potential allergens.

As always, we appreciate you and continue to be grateful to be a part of your celebrations. We are most happy to assist you in planning your teacher gifts for this school year.

Thank you.

Psalm 34:8…Taste and see that the Lord is good…

Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop

Bakery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Additional Menu Options

Back to School…Again!

Back to School…Again!

Back to School Time Again

It’s back to school time again and we’re so excited! We LOVE seeing all the fresh faced, mostly smiling children before and after school. While you have been scrambling to get school pens and pencils, new clothing and shoes, and those cute little notebooks with puppies or kittens on them, we’ve been busy little bees getting ready for you.

Back to school time means that most of our customers will return to their regular morning habit of stopping in for a quick bite, coffee, or even a special donut for your littles. To help make your mornings run a little smoother, we’re highlighting some quick and generally healthy breakfast and lunch ideas.

Breakfast

Every parent experiences some sort of morning rush throughout the school year- especially in the first weeks of back to school time. No matter if it’s a case of a silent alarm clock, a bad hair day, or even those pesky shoes that go missing overnight, sometimes just getting everyone out the door before the school bell rings is an accomplishment.

We’ve all been there.

Some of us have set up camp there…just saying.

That’s another topic for another day. So, to ease your morning stress and to help you fuel your children before school, we’ve put together a list of some of our most popular breakfast items.

Breakfast Sandwich

Our breakfast sandwiches are made with freshly cracked eggs and homemade bread. You can add your choice of meat including ham, turkey, bacon, or sausage. Add cheese if you’d like. We offer American, Swiss, Provolone, and Cheddar.

Want some veggies mixed in? Just ask.  

If you’re running short on time, give us a call ahead of time. That way, your breakfast sandwich can be hot and ready when you walk through our doors.

Donuts & Danish

A donut may not provide the protein that a breakfast sandwich does, but it will provide energy for your child to start their school day. We offer over 20 varieties of donuts on a daily basis. And if we don’t have what your little angel wants, we will do our best to whip one up.

Cheese pockets are among our most popular Danish in the morning. And other Danish such as apple or pecan, provide a little more protein as well as energy. Our daily Danish variety includes cherry, blueberry, lemon, and meltaway.

Parents, don’t forget your own needs. We have hot coffee brewing all morning long. And after you drop your littles off, swing back in to reward yourself with a treat.

Lunch

Do you know we also offer cold sandwiches in the morning?

If you’re low on time or even sandwich supplies, we can make your child’s school sandwich while you eat breakfast. Ham and cheese, turkey and cheese, even peanut butter and jelly can all be ready by the time you leave for school. If you call ahead, you’ll have time to pick out a cookie too.

Fletcher Lunch

For more than 11 years, we’ve created a special menu for high school students and teachers. This menu is designed to be quick, easy, and affordable. This tradition will carry on this year as well. If you’re a Fletcher High School student or teacher, be sure to ask for the Fletcher menu when you come in.

After School Treats

Children coming in for after school treats is a wonderful tradition. It brings us so much joy when little faces light up at the sight of all the cookies in our case. Cookie varieties vary daily, but you can be sure to see sugar cookies, decorated cookies, or one of our everyday cookies in the case any time you come in.

Everyday Teacher Gifts

Teachers like apples, but they LOVE cookies even more. We can’t be 100% sure, but there’s a good chance your child will get a super big smile when they bring a treat from Cinotti’s into the classroom.

Back to School

It’s hard to believe it’s back to school time again. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the commencement of 7 of our employees. 

No matter if you have one celebrating their last year or one whose just beginning their journey, we are here. Come cry over a donut or celebrate with a cupcake.

From breakfast and lunch to school treats and gifts, our team is ready to help you in any way. As always, we sincerely thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family traditions.

Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop

Bakery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Additional Menu Options

Happy Hour at Cinottis…What?

Happy Hour at Cinottis…What?

Happy Hour at Cinottis…

 

Are you aware you can score major deals on our fresh made donuts during Happy Hour?

Yes, you read that right. A bakery can totally have a happy hour.

For an entire summer, you can come in between the hours of 3pm and 5pm Tuesday through Friday and snap up 2 donuts for the price of 1!

This means you can take home more donuts for your family, friends, and neighbors.

Come in during the summer and even get extra helpings of our signature Key Lime flavor too!

Happy Hour Options

 

All available donuts will be included in our Happy Hour pricing.

That means chocolate, blueberry, fritters, and even the favored chocolate sprinkle can find their way into your donut box.

We never compromise quality for quantity which means during Happy Hour you will have the same, high quality donuts we provide every day.

How long will Happy Hour last?

 

While we would LOVE to sell out of donuts by noon during the summer, sometimes, that just doesn’t happen. We strive to watch trends and set our production schedule accordingly, however, some days, the gorgeous summer weather just keeps people away.

When the fall school year approaches, our Happy Hour promotion will come to an end. We will still provide the same great flavors and beautiful designs, but the super awesome price will disappear.

So come see us every Tuesday through Friday between 3pm and 5pm to pick up a few BOGO donuts.

Don’t forget to snap up whatever Summer Deal item is featured either.  

That’s a sugar ton of savings!

The Cinotti’s promise

 

Folks in the Jacksonville Beaches and surrounding areas have been our extended family since 1964. We have strived to provide our community with traditional baked goods made from the best ingredients. Our skilled team of bakers, decorators, and sales staff go above and beyond to continue this tradition.

We are immensely grateful to everyone in our community who continues to support our family dream.

Thank you.

Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop

Bakery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Additional Menu Options

4th of July Special Hours

4th of July Special Hours

4th of July Special Hours

With the 4th of July occurring on a Thursday this year, we put serious though into what our hours for the week would be. As most of you know summer is a slower time of year for us. In fact, the days leading up to the Independence Day are on record as being our slowest days.

We will be closed Tuesday, July 2, Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4.

Last year we were closed on the 4th to allow our team to spend quality time away from work. This year we’ve decided to continue this much appreciated tradition. But this year, we’re taking it a step further.

We will be closed Tuesday, July 2, Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4.

How to plan ahead for this closing

We know this extended Independence Day closing may affect your business events, family celebrations, and other happenings. This is why as a family we discussed this idea with diligence and prayer before confirming the closing. Our entire team deserves a mini vacation for their hard work and loyalty. The days leading up to the 4th of July are perfect for this.

If you’re planning a cookout, camping trip, a day on the water, or a fun neighborhood gathering, you may still be able to have Cinotti’s treats at your table. 

You can pick up your favorite cookies, breads, rolls, and cakes on Saturday, June 29, and still use them for your 4th of July celebrations. Our cakes and cookies can look and taste delicious during your long weekend festivities. The breads, hamburger buns, hot dog buns, and rolls may need to be popped in the freezer for optimal freshness. Simply place your orders before Thursday, June 27, and we’ll have all your Independence Day treats ready for you.

We will be closed Tuesday, July 2, Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4.

4th of July celebrations

No matter who you celebrate with this year, we wish you all a happy and healthy 4th of July. If you’re not sure where to celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of local fireworks shows and events.

Jacksonville Beach

Pack a cooler, lather on the sunscreen, and bring the kids for a full day of fun, family, and fireworks in Jacksonville Beach. The beaches have always been popular for 4th of July celebrations and this year will be no different.

Set up your chairs settle in for an amazing fireworks display that begins at 9 pm.

***Don’t forget to clean up your trash, your neighbor’s trash, and that stranger’s trash.***

Celebration 5k

Sign the whole family up for the Celebration Run. This event sponsored by 1st Place Sports on Baymeadows Road is a fantastic way for the entire family to kick off the 4th of July celebrations. After the race you can enjoy a watermelon festival complete with a seed spitting contest and drawings for prizes.

Downtown Jacksonville

The 4th of July celebrations in downtown Jacksonville include live music, family-friendly activities, foods, and drinks before the fireworks display begins at 9:45 pm.

Jacksonville Zoo

On July 4th, the Jacksonville Zoo will be offering BOGO deals on general admission.

Amelia Island

Take a day trip to the beautiful Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach for an evening of live music, kid-friendly activities, and the famed Patriotic Pet contest! Full festivities begin at 5:30 pm along the waterfront with fireworks set to start at 9 pm.

St. Augustine

Head south to witness one of the biggest fireworks displays on the east coast with the “Fireworks Over the Matanzas” program in historic St. Augustine. While the fireworks extravaganza begins at 9:30, you can enjoy an entire day’s worth of festivities along the cobbled streets.

We will be closed Tuesday, July 2, Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4.

Happy 4th of July!

We thank you for your understanding of our decision to allow our team to spend quality time away from work during this celebratory time of our Nation. This is a much deserved time for all of them.

We also thank you for your continued support of our family business.

May God bless you and your family. And as always, God bless the USA!

Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop

Bakery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Serving Guides

Cake Serving Guide

Tiered Cake Serving Guide

Catering Guide

Holiday Meal Guide

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Additional Menu Options

Lunch & Breakfast Menu

Holiday Meals Menu 

Everyday Cake Menu

Catering Menu

Italian Cream Cake

Italian Cream Cake

Italian Cream Cake

Making Doodle Cinotti an Italian Cream cake for her birthday has been a longstanding tradition in our family. She loves the flavor combination of moist buttermilk layers filled with our cream cheese icing, pecans, and coconut.

You may not have had the opportunity to try this cake in our bakery before. That’s because in year’s past, making this delicious cake has been reserved for solely for Doodle’s birthday that falls at the end of the year while we’re closed for Christmas.

Reasons for the reluctant production of the Italian Cream cake have varied through the years. At one time, increased time and attention required to make each layer was cited for not wanting to add the cake to our menu. Another time, it was decided that demand for the cake wasn’t high enough to warrant production.

The romantics among us believe, however, that Mike Cinotti was hesitant to create this cake because he wanted to reserve the most special cake for his most special lady.

While the Italian Cream cake is still a must-have in December, we are now offering this family favorite to all of our customers–all year long.

What’s so special about an Italian Cream cake?

Every cake has a special meaning to someone. A chocolate cake may remind them of Sunday dinners at their grandmother’s house while Hummingbird cake may bring back memories of the church potluck dinners. Italian Cream cake has that same magical power.

The buttermilk layers are rich and moist and may transport you to a time when life was simple. Where food was safe from harmful chemicals, families gathered together for dinner, and your mom let you lick the spoon full of cake batter. The pecans and coconut folded into the cream cheese icing drive that wholesome image home.

Our Italian Cream cake combines a delicious dense cake with the light cream cheese icing that can be pleasing to almost any guest at your table. And now that we’re offering this classic cake in our store daily, you can begin to create a new set of memories.

How to get an Italian Cream Cake?

We now offer our Italian Cream cake in an eight-inch cake or as single serving cupcakes. For most families or small gatherings, the store size cake is perfect. It can serve between 12 and 15 guests and is a beautiful centerpiece. If you don’t trust yourself around an entire cake, add a few Italian Cream cupcakes into an assortment.

Our talented cake decorators work hard to ensure you have a fresh Italian Cream cake each morning. While we strive to have a fully stocked case each day, we strongly urge everyone to order their cake prior to arrival. If you can’t decide what cake is best, we have friendly staff that can help guide you in finding the best dessert for any occasion.

The Cinotti Promise

Since 1936, the Cinotti name has been associated with quality baked goods. For five generations, we have worked diligently to continue the legacy and create premium products for our community. We pride ourselves on using non-GMO flours, local produce (where available), and sustainably milled ingredients.   

Our entire product line rests on one universal principal:

If we won’t feed it to our family, we will never serve it to yours.

Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop

Bakery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Serving Guides

Cake Serving Guide

Tiered Cake Serving Guide

Catering Guide

Holiday Meal Guide

 

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30

 

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Additional Menu Options

Lunch & Breakfast Menu

Holiday Meals Menu 

Everyday Cake Menu

Catering Menu

Memorial Day Celebrations

Memorial Day Celebrations

Memorial Day Celebrations

Memorial Day celebrations will commence across the city this weekend. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, a backyard barbecue, or even a graduation celebration, we have everything you need to make this the best Memorial Day yet!

Pause and pay homage

Before we dive into the pool of sugar and spices, let’s take a moment to pause in remembrance. Memorial Day is dedicated to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We pause on this day to remember their tribute and to pray for the families left behind.

Originally, Memorial Day celebrations took place as a way to honor the men killed during the Civil War. It wasn’t until after World War 1 that ALL states of the Union accepted it as a National day of remembrance. 

Colonel John McCrae wrote the poem “Flanders Field” which tells of the fallen soldiers who live on through the field of poppies. This inspired woman like Moina Michael to write poems and wear poppies in honor of the fallen. The tradition gained momentum when the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to begin the “Buddy Poppy” program which provides aid to disabled veterans.

When you see a man in uniform selling poppies outside the supermarket, banks, and other popular buildings, go ahead and make a small donation and wear your red flower proudly.

Memorial Day Celebrations

Memorial Day celebrations will take place across our country the entire weekend. From parades and firework displays to television documentaries and live performances, there will be something for everyone to see and do.

The Jacksonville area will be hosting several events beginning May 24th through May 27th. Lather on the sunscreen and bring plenty of water when you check out these events:

Florida Folk Festival

Head down to White Springs off Highway 41 to enjoy this fun filled festival with the whole family. Three days of celebrations include music, dancing, handicrafts, and live performances designed around the immigrant cultures of the first Floridians. The food cultures represented include Caribbean influences such as chicken pilau, Greek cuisines such as seasoned lamb, and Floridian favorites such as oysters, shrimp, and chocolate covered key lime pie.

Memorial Concert and Picnic in the Park

Make the trek downtown to Memorial Park on Riverside Avenue on Monday to enjoy a free outdoor concert. Display your American pride for this 5:00 pm concert. Pack a picnic and some comfy blankets or chairs so you can relax on the lawns while the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band performs a myriad of tunes.

Watch a movie under the stars

Join Jacksonville Beaches residents for an evening of entertainment with the aquatic hero, Aquaman. Bring comfy chairs or a blanket along with a picnic snack and relax under the stars for this free movie event. The movie will begin at 9:00 pm but arrive early for the best seating.

Visit the beautiful Jacksonville Beaches

With more than four miles of sand in Jacksonville Beach alone, there is plenty of room for everyone on our shores. Bring the family, bring some shade, lather on the sunscreen, and fill up on fresh water so you can enjoy the weekend fun in the sun.

**For the sake of our environment and the precious ecosystem of our beaches, please bring a bucket for your trash, fill any and all holes, and be mindful of the fragile sea life that call our ocean home.

Celebrate with Cinotti’s

Of course your local bakery is always ready to provide the best treats and sweets to help you celebrate. Grab a few packs of our made from scratch hamburger buns or hot dog buns for your family barbecue. If you’re not a fan of preparing food, order some sandwiches or catered trays from our kitchen.

No Memorial Day celebration should go without sweet treats either. Order customized iced cutout cookies or come in pick out the ones you want from our showcase. Grab a few packages of out patriotic cupcakes for dessert as well.

Thanking those who gave all

Our Memorial Day celebrations always include a tribute to the heroes of our country. We are ever grateful to the men and women who have given their lives in order to afford us our freedoms.

To all our military, police, fire, and first responders who put your lives on the line daily:

we thank you for your time…

thank you for your courage…

we thank you for your service…

And as always, we thank God for America

Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop

Bakery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Serving Guides

Cake Serving Guide

Tiered Cake Serving Guide

Catering Guide

Holiday Meal Guide

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Additional Menu Options

Lunch & Breakfast Menu

Holiday Meals Menu 

Everyday Cake Menu

Catering Menu

Planning the perfect graduation cake

Planning the perfect graduation cake

Planning the perfect graduation cake

Graduation commencement can be the highlight of any student and their parents. No matter if you’re celebrating a high school or college graduation, the achievement is an occasion worth acknowledging in a big way. And no celebration is complete without a fun and festive graduation cake.

But planning a graduation cake can be confusing and even stressful if you’re unsure what you want. The bevy of photos on the internet can be helpful in designing, however, there are so many other elements that go into planning your perfect graduation cake.

Servings

A great place to start when planning the perfect graduation cake is to determine how many guests you wish to serve. Our round cakes can serve as few as 6 or as many as 65. Tiered cakes can serve as few as 20 or as many as 600. Sheet cakes will serve between 25 and 100 guests while sculpted cakes may serve 15 to 30.

If you’re unsure how many guests to expect, a good rule of thumb is to plan on serving 80% of invited guests. You can use our cake serving guide to help you determine what size cake is best for you. Before you make your final decision on what type of cake to begin with, there are a few serving considerations to keep in mind.

Tiered and sculpted cakes can be tricky to serve if you’ve never done it before and can require a skilled server to ensure maximum servings are met. These delicate cakes require a large flat surface, a steady hand, and careful driving when transporting from place to place. Depending on your flavor, design, and outdoor temperatures, some cakes may need to be kept refrigerated.

If you’re looking for easy serving for a laid back party, a single tiered round cake or a sheet cake may best suit your needs. While these cakes must be transported with the same care and attention as tiered and sculpted cakes, round and sheet cakes are much easier to serve. Sheet cakes are also great for celebrating multiple graduates or different school colors.

Flavors and Fillings

The flavor options for your graduation cake greatly depends on the type and size of cake you opt for. Round cakes and sheet cakes are available in most cake flavors, fillings, and icings. Tiered cakes can have one flavor and filling on the top tier with a completely different flavor and filling on the bottom tier. Sculpted cakes are mostly available in vanilla cake, however in some cases and designs, other cake flavors may be available. Fillings are not available inside sculpted cakes, however, we are happy to provide a side of your favorite filling if you would like the added flavor.

Cake flavors

The most popular flavors include our homemade vanilla or chocolate. Many graduates prefer to include both flavors and opt for a layer of each flavor. You can also choose from our specialty cake flavors including carrot, red velvet, strawberry, almond, and more.

Icings

Our standard icing is our famed buttercream icing. We use this as filling and icing in almost all our cakes. While buttercream is the most common icing, we do offer a variety of other flavors. Chocolate buttercream, strawberry buttercream, and almond buttercream are among some of the flavors we can whip up. Depending on your cake size and design options we can also use whipped cream or cream cheese icing.

Fillings

Some cakes allow for a filling between the layers. Round, tiered, and sheet cakes can have one filling with buttercream icing. Popular filling options include strawberry, strawberry cheese, raspberry, chocolate, and lemon.

Design

Designing your graduation cake is the most important process in the cake planning process. You may want your cake to make a statement while incorporating all the elements that reflect who you are on your special day. Perhaps you want an elegant design for an intimate dinner party. Or you may want to create a fun party-like cake that celebrates all your hard work.

If you’re choosing a round or sheet cake you may want festive balloons or pretty flowers that match your school colors. If you’re planning a family gathering, you can bring in a photo that we can reproduce on a sheet of fondant that can cover most of your cake. Some graduation cakes have a laid back beach theme that includes waves, edible sand, and palm trees. In all of these designs, we can add a keepsake graduation cap and diploma.

Tiered cake designs can vary greatly. Some graduation cakes incorporate every element of a graduates schooling such as nursing, aviation, or teaching. Other cakes may include a host of small, icing framed, photos of the graduate’s school activities as well as life interests such as events, school clubs, social engagements, and family times. We’ve created tiered graduation cakes that have nothing to do with school at all. Some graduates want a fun cake with elaborate designs such as a Parisian or Disney theme.

Sculpted graduation cakes are also available in a variety of themes. How does a cake in the shape like an over sized graduation cap sound? Or perhaps you’d like a stack of books topped with a fondant graduation cap and diploma? Our sculpted cakes are created by hand in a myriad of designs that can cap off your graduation celebration.

We strongly urge you to have an idea of your cake design before starting the order process. The internet is full of amazing photos that can help you decide what cake is best for you. While we will never claim to be able to reproduce a cake made by another designer, we can use it as inspiration to create your one-of-a-kind graduation cake.

Budget

Your budget is the most important, yet least discussed element of your graduation cake planning. Finding a three-tiered cake on Pinterest that is covered in fondant and designed with custom fondant pieces is certainly something we can create. However, tiered cakes, fondant, and custom pieces require more time, training, and resources than a cake with fewer design elements. This will have a major effect on availability and final cost.

It’s important to have a practical idea of the amount of money you want to spend on your graduation cake before hitting the designing stage. Some cakes and designs can be created with our buttercream icing. Our skilled decorators have mastered the art of buttercream detailing which allows us to offer more designs at a fraction of the fondant costs. If you have a cake budget that will not accommodate the highly detailed fondant work, we are happy to help come up with a design plan that may fit your needs without stretching your wallet.

Transferring and storage

Cakes are delicate works of art and need to be transported and stored properly. No matter the size, flavor, or design of your graduation cake, it should always sit on a flat surface of your vehicle while you travel. This can be the floorboard, trunk, or back cargo area. Holding a cake in your lap or simply putting it on the seat of your car is not recommended. In fact, that is the biggest reason many cakes slide or fall.

Once you arrive at your home or celebration venue, bring the cake to a cool area (preferably indoors) and leave it on a flat surface. Be sure to keep animals, children, and hungry guests away from the cake until you’re ready to serve.

Let us help plan your graduation cake

If you are ready to plan your graduation cake with your favorite hometown bakery, we are here and ready to make your day special. We have provided graduation cakes for families in the Jacksonville area for more than 50 years.

It is our honor and privilege to be a part of your family’s celebration.

Congratulations Class of 2019

Psalm 34:8 …taste and see that the Lord is good…

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1523 Penman Road

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

904.246.1728

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Easter Egg Cakes for Every Table

Easter Egg Cakes for Every Table

Easter Egg Cakes for Every Table

For more than 50 years, we have created beautiful Easter egg cakes for families to enjoy. These colorful cakes are used as centerpieces, Easter gifts, and as a dessert treat for Easter dinner.

What makes our Easter egg cake so special?

Our Easter egg cakes are made from scratch right here in our Jacksonville Beach bakery. Our master bakers use age old techniques to create cakes in various flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, Kylie, and more.

As with most of our products, we use only non-GMO flours and never add any preservatives, chemicals, or un-pronouncable ingredients. Our rules of baking are simple:

If we won’t feed it to our own children, we don’t want to feed it to yours.

Design your own Easter egg cake

Once cooled, our Easter egg cakes are ready for decorating. You’ll find an array of pastel, bright, and marbled colored egg cakes in our showcase and each one is individually decorated. From blooming flowers to underwater paradise, we can create the perfect Easter egg cake for your holiday table.

Cake flavor

If you order well in advance, you can choose the flavor, color, and design for your egg cake. This year, we’re offering vanilla, chocolate, ½ & ½, and our famous Kylie cake (baked with colorful sprinkles).

Icing choices

You can design your Easter egg cake with our homemade chocolate buttercream or vanilla buttercream in an wide range of colors. We recommend choosing an icing color that will match your overall design.

Design options

Each of our Easter egg cakes is unique in its design.

Traditional eggs include gentle icing swags, buttercream roses, and intricate details in pastel colors.

Favored eggs can feature sugar paste flowers surrounded by Easter grass, puffy flowers in neon colors, or even a brightly colored underwater paradise.

Eclectic eggs can include our famous plaid egg with nearly every color in our fandex, paint splatter design created with bright colors, and even cakes with lady bugs piped all over.

Custom designs will be catered to your desires. If you want an orange and blue design with an over-sized gator piped on the top, we can create it. If you want an ornate Faberge egg design in pastel colors, we can make that as well.

Order your Easter egg cakes soon

While we can create almost any design, we are limiting the amount of custom orders. We highly recommend placing all Easter orders by Wednesday, April 17. This will allow us to make final preparations and begin the process of creating the best Easter products for you and your family.

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Easter Cookies for Everyone

Easter Cookies for Everyone

Easter Cookies for Everyone

Each year our collection of cookie cutters grows and this Easter is no exception. We have procured an array of Easter cookies that will bring happiness even the most stubborn bunny in your family.

This Easter season, we will be unveiling our newly acquired cutters. Don’t worry if you like those cute little cookies from last year, we will have those as well.

Easter cookies

From cute little bunnies popping out of an egg to the fun shaped carrot bunny house, our decorators have been busy this season. Bring your little bunnies in to see the colorful display case filled with hand-crafted goodies. You may see speckled eggs, traditional eggs, baby chicks, bunnies, Easter baskets, bunny faces, and more!

And the best part of it all is our Easter cookies are all made right here in our bakery in Jacksonville Beach. You and your family can enjoy our products without worrying about harmful chemicals. We use only non-GMO flours and we never add any preservatives or questionable ingredients.

Easter cookies for Mom and Dad

There’s no reason mom and dad should be left out of the Easter goodies. Our Easter cookie selection extends beyond decorated cookies to a more sophisticated selection… Bachelor Buttons.

Bachelor Button cookies have been a crowd favorite for generations.These vanilla based cookies filled with sweet colorful icing are small enough to hide from your children, but pack enough flavor to sate any sweet tooth.

Our Easter variety colors are the perfect addition to an Easter tablescape, or to bring as a hostess gift, or to simply snack on while preparing Easter dinner.

Order your Easter cookies soon!

We love that you choose to bring our products into your home each year. Our busy bunnies work hard to ensure you and your family have all the Easter cookies, cakes, and pies to fulfill your holiday.

We strongly urge you to pre-order your cookies prior to Wednesday April 17th. While our team will be producing Easter cookies throughout the holiday, we cannot guarantee specific cookies will be in stock the entire time.

Peruse our Easter cookies page then give one of our friendly bunnies a call or follow that sweet scent of cookies into our bakery where we can help you plan the perfect holiday in person. 

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Spring in for Strawberry Donuts!

Spring in for Strawberry Donuts!

Spring in for Strawberry Donuts!

It’s strawberry season and you know what that means. Strawberry Donuts are about to hit our shelves! We’ve been busy selecting the finest ingredients in preparation for our spring signature donut flavor and cannot wait to unveil them in April.

Why strawberry donuts?

Strawberries are one of spring’s most popular fruit. So much so, smaller towns in our area host strawberry festivals and many local farms offer strawberry picking activities. With so many opportunities to eat this super awesome fruit, why not add it to your favorite breakfast treat? 

Donuts make busy school mornings a little easier. They can brighten the mood in any office. They can even take away the mid-week blues. And since our strawberry donuts are made with non-GMO ingredients, you can spread the donut joy to more of your friends and family.   

When do you make strawberry donuts?

We feature four different signature flavor donuts throughout the year. Our summer flavor is Key Lime which runs from July through September. Fall brings the ever famous Pumpkin donuts running from October through Christmas Eve. January through March, we make our signature Coffee donuts. Strawberry donuts are our signature spring flavor. We create these delicious bites from April 1 through June 30.

Like all of our donuts, our strawberry donuts are made from scratch every morning. If you come early enough, you may get your hands on some hot strawberry donuts. What better way to start your morning than with a hot, fresh donut and a friendly face?

How can I get my hands on some?

While our strawberry donuts may not have the pomp and circumstance that our pumpkin donuts receive, these little guys are just as flavorful. The first week of Strawberry Donut season, we highly recommend pre-ordering your dozens. This will ensure you have plenty to hand out to your friends, co-workers, and family. Take an extra dozen to snack on for yourself too!

Same day orders may also be available if we haven’t sold out of these delicious donuts. Simply give us a call and we will handle the rest.

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Which Chocolate Cake is Right for You

Which Chocolate Cake is Right for You

Which Chocolate Cake is Right For You?

Chocolate cake has been a favored dessert item for many generations. It has been served for birthdays, graduations, weddings, and after dinner treats. We’ve even heard tale of chocolate cake for breakfast!

With the popularity of chocolate cake over the years, many different flavor combinations have emerged. In fact, we offer six different chocolate cakes on a daily basis. From triple chocolate goodness to something on the lighter side it can be hard knowing what type of cake to bring home.

Here are five of our most popular chocolate cakes to help you decide which chocolate cake is best for you and your guests.

Six Layer Chocolate

Our Six Layer Chocolate Cake has been a family favorite since 1964. It is created with six luscious layers of our homemade chocolate cake and our Cinotti Family Fudge icing. Our decorators fill each layer with an ample amount of fudge icing before completely covering the entire cake with more fudge icing. We then garnish the cake with milk-chocolate curls. The Six Layer is also available in our moist vanilla cake.

Sacher Torte

What’s not to love about the Sacher Torte? Our Sacher Torte (pronounced ‘Soccer Torte’) takes a slight twist from the original Austrian version. This four-layer chocolate cake features delicious raspberry filling and our homemade chocolate buttercream icing. We then pour a warm chocolate ganache over the cake and allow the thin layers of raspberries to absorb into the chocolate cake layers. The tart raspberries combined with the sweet chocolate create a truly magical flavor combination that will please almost any palate.

Chocolate Buttercream

The chocolate buttercream is on the top of the list of favorite chocolate cakes. The combination of thick chocolate icing folded into our homemade buttercream creates a milk chocolate confection suitable for all levels of chocolate lovers. The cake is iced with this chocolate buttercream before being liberally covered with milk chocolate curls and drizzled with warm chocolate ganache.

Sawgrass

The name of our decadent chocolate cake was inspired by the hotel we created it for in the ‘90’s, the Sawgrass Marriott. Our Sawgrass cake is a chocolate lover’s dream. Each of the four layers of dense chocolate cake is covered in a rich, creamy chocolate icing. The cake is completely covered in the Sawgrass icing before being rolled in semi-sweet chocolate pieces. We’ve heard tale of some customers challenging each other to see just how much of this rich chocolate cake can be eaten in one sitting… will you take on this challenge?

Fudge Top

Our Fudge Top cake is the perfect blend of vanilla and chocolate. We sandwich a thick layer of buttercream between two full layers of chocolate cake. The top of the cake is iced with our family’s fudge icing and the sides are covered in our buttercream icing. We then drizzle warm chocolate ganache down the sides to create a truly beautiful cake. The Fudge Top is the perfect cake for events where you’re not sure what everyone likes.  

So, which chocolate cake is right for you?

Deciding on what cake to bring to an event is hard, especially if you’re not sure what everybody likes. That’s why we maintain a few ‘crowd pleaser’ cakes on our menu such as the Fudge Top and Six Layers. Both offer a balance of vanilla and chocolate and are ‘safe bets’ for workplaces and pot lucks.

Now that you know a little more about some of the popular chocolate cakes we offer, you may be at a loss as to which one you and your family should try first. We completely understand this conundrum and we have a solution…

You can take home one chocolate cake each night and let the whole family decide which one they like best!

This is the fun and tasty way to solve any problem… right?

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Foods for Lent

Foods for Lent

Foods for Lent

Ash Wednesday kicks off a season of fasting and prayer for many Christians. Some may give up social media while others give up their favorite foods. In year’s past, some of our customers have chosen to abstain from sweets while others have even chosen to completely give up coming to our bakery for the entire 40 days of Lent! While we are honored to be such a big part of your walk, we invite you to consider alternative foods for Lent you may find in our bakery.

Alternative Breakfast

Egg Sandwich

Low sugar meals are a huge part of Lent traditions. But preparing foods for Lent that aren’t full of sugar can wreak havoc on your morning routine. If you’re tight on time on school mornings, hop in for a warm egg sandwich on a toasted bagel. We have cheese and bread options to suit almost every taste bud. And you can call your order in before leaving your house and cut your wait time down. You and your little ones can fill up on a healthy meal and you can feel good about keeping your Lent promise…just close your eyes as you walk past the donut case.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal ranks high on the foods for Lent list for many reasons. Oatmeal is filling and low in calories making it the perfect breakfast for those watching their sugar intake. We have topping options that include brown sugar (add a smidge to your bowl for flavor), cinnamon (a natural sweetener), honey (from local farms), and milk. You can bring in your favorite granola or fruit toppings to mix in as well.  

Peanut Butter & Honey Bagel

Order a wheat bagel toasted with peanut butter and honey to start your morning off with a powerful breakfast. The protein packed peanut butter will keep you full while also providing ‘good fats’ which can aide in reducing cholesterol. And, we use locally grown honey which can help reduce pollen allergies and sinus inflammation.

Hot Cross Buns

Perhaps the most iconic of breakfast foods for Lent is the Hot Cross Bun. Our buns are made of a buttery dough with red and green cherries as well as raisins. They are topped with a cross made of icing to give just a touch of sweetness to the dough.

Lent Approved Lunches

Egg Salad

Move over Meatless Mondays. Fridays in Lent mean meatless meals for many families. Use UberEats or GrubHub to have a freshly prepared egg salad sandwich delivered right to your door. Ask for it on toasted white bread, wheat bread, or even an unleavened pita pocket.

Salads

Most of our salads are served with chicken or meat of some kind, but during Lent, you can request a change of protein. Our salad plate is served with three scoops of prepared salads such as tuna, egg, chicken, macaroni, or potato on a bed of lettuce with tomatoes. Our chef salad is served with ham and turkey, but we can happily substitute the meat for added cheese or a meatless topping of your choice.

Tuna Salad

If fish is an approved item on your foods for Lent list, try our tuna salad on toasted whole wheat bread. This delicious meal will not only fuel your body, it can also increase your brain’s ability to communicate to your nerve cells. Add a bit of romaine lettuce and a fresh tomato and you’ve got yourself a powerfully packed lunch.

What are your favorite foods for Lent?

Does your family celebrate with different foods for Lent? Come on in and share some of your favorite family traditions, foods, and activities.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with A Traditional King Cake

Celebrate Mardi Gras with A Traditional King Cake

Celebrating Mardi Gras with A Traditional King Cake

A traditional king cake is an iconic Mardi Gras treat in many homes throughout the world. The ‘cake’ is often the focal point of many office gatherings and family events for many reasons. Some love the king cake because of the dense flavor combination of the filling and buttery dough? Others use it as a centerpiece because of the beautiful array of purple, green, and gold topping. Many love getting a king cake because whoever finds the baby hidden inside will receive great fortune in the coming year.

No matter what your favorite part of the king cake is, we are ready to make this the best year yet.

What is a King Cake?

The origin of the king cake can be traced to 12th century France. Epiphany Day (or King’s Day) is celebrated on January 6th each year and the period between Epiphany Day and Ash Wednesday is referred to as Carnival. Years ago, during Carnival, devout Roman Catholics would purge their homes of rich, fatty foods in preparation for the 40 days of fasting during Lent.

The rich foods such as eggs, milk, lard, and meats were used to make a bevy of foods and desserts. Residents would binge on the heavy foods until the end of Carnival which took place on Fat Tuesday. Early Europeans developed a new creation during this period that used the rich ingredients as well as honored the meaning of Epiphany Day.

The king cake was created to celebrate the coming of the Three Wise Men to baby Jesus. The cakes were circular to represent the route taken by the kings to confuse King Herod. The royal colors topping the king cake signify different elements. Purple represents justice; Green represents faith; and Gold represents power.  Creamy puddings were made with leftover eggs and milk and used as fillings in the king cake.

Our King Cake

Our king cake is made with a rich, brioche-like dough. The twisted braid of each cake represents a king’s crown. The king cake is approximately 12 inches in diameter and serves 10 to 12 people. We insert a plastic baby in each cake that is hidden beneath the icing. This year, our cakes will have the traditional green, purple, and yellow sugar topping. While our base flavor is cinnamon, you can order a king cake with your choice of filling. We offer a variety of fillings including: Strawberry, Strawberry/Cheese, Lemon, Lemon/Cheese, Cherry, Pineapple, Pineapple/Cheese, Blueberry, and Raspberry.

What’s the Deal with the Baby?

In early days, trinkets representing royalty or the Christ Child were baked into the king cake to offer a token of good fortune for the finder. The practice became so popular; it still remains today. The only difference in today’s king cake over those of yesteryear is the material of the trinket. Most bakeries now insert a plastic baby into the cooled cake prior to icing.

Ordering a King Cake

We strive to create a variety of flavors on a daily basis on the days leading up to Mardi Gras. However, if you want to guarantee your king cake flavor is available, we strongly suggest ordering ahead. If you are serving the king cake to children or prefer to not have the plastic baby in the cake, you will need to order the king cake in advance. We will take orders for king cakes via phone or in our store up until Friday, March 2.

We hope this Mardi Gras brings good fortune to you and your family. As always, we are ever thankful for your continued support of our family dream.

Thank you and may God bless.

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Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

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6:00 am – 3:00 pm

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New Year’s Resolutions You’ll LOVE!

New Year’s Resolutions You’ll LOVE!

New Years Resolutions Youll LOVE!

If your New Year’s resolutions include eating better, spending more time with your family, or simply living each day to the fullest, you’re not alone. The new year is a great time to set goals for yourself and your family and we are here to help you stick with your goals.

Eating Healthy

Yes, we are aware the word ‘BAKERY’ is in our name, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be healthy.  We offer a host of healthy breakfast and lunch choices.

In the morning, join us for a plate of freshly prepared grits and scrambled eggs. Or, if you have a sweet tooth, order a cup of oatmeal served with brown sugar and cinnamon. If your New Year’s resolutions include limiting your carb intake, you can order any of our breakfast sandwiches to be made without bread. Pair any of these with a cup of our signature coffee and you’ll be off to a great start.

For lunch, we have a selection of salads that are filling and delicious. Our Salad Plate is a tasty twist on conventional salads. We pile three scoops of your favorite salads on top of shredded lettuce and tomatoes. Our chef salad includes a balanced blend of romaine lettuce and spring mix. The fresh vegetables combined with protein rich boiled eggs, ham, and turkey make this a filling and nutritious lunch choice.

Spending time with family

Family ties are important in so many ways which is why so many people include spending more time with family in their New Year’s resolutions. We support that idea BIG TIME. No matter who you call family, spending time together is healthy for everyone.

We love seeing our extended ‘family’ of regulars who come in on a daily or weekly basis. They bring their children, friends, grand-children, neighbors, and sometimes strangers in to share a tasty treat or meal. Their laughter fills the room and spreads positivity across the bakery.

Swing in the bakery after work and pick up a box of cookies to surprise the family, or grab a ‘just because’ cake for an after dinner treat. In any case, we are here to help your family time be a little sweeter.

Live each day to the fullest

Eating healthy and spending time with others is important, but sometimes, having a bit of ‘me’ time is just as important. If that ‘me’ time comes with a sweet tooth, we can certainly help. Grab a decorated cookie…or two, to sate your craving. The buttery cookie base is covered in our homemade buttercream icing before being beautifully decorated by our skilled artisan.

For a little less icing, try our iced cutouts. These buttery cookies are iced in a thinner, fondant-like vanilla icing. Each cookie is meticulously decorated by a skilled artist before making its way to you. Come in and fill up on these delicious works of art.

 Love your New Years resolutions

Eating healthy, spending time with family, and living life to the fullest are admirable goals for anyone. Make this the year to do what makes you happy and enjoy every moment.  We are here to add a little sweetness and love to your day.

Come in…taste and see…

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6:00 am – 5:00 pm

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6:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

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Yuletide Greetings and Happy Eatings!

Yuletide Greetings and Happy Eatings!

Yuletide Greetings and Happy Eatings!

Each year, we have a beautiful yule log on display in our showcase. It’s a delicious combination of traditional sponge cake, homemade buttercream icing, creamy chocolate icing, and gumpaste poinsettias.  The yuletide treat has been a staple December product for more than 60 years in our bakery and remains a Christmas tradition for many families.

While we continue to produce the tasty tradition, we invite those who’ve never experienced the flavor, to come in to taste and see what this yuletide tradition is all about.

History of the Yule log

The yule log was originally a large tree cut from a family’s yard before being pulled by a mule or horse through the street. Families would march the yule log around their house three times before bringing it in.  Yuletide songs of blessings were sung as in hopes for good fortune in the new year.

Only a fraction of the oversized log would fit into the fireplace, leaving the rest of it to hang in the common room of the house. Families decorated the remaining length of the log and blessed it with ceremonial spirits until the entire log fit into the fireplace. It was believed anything evil from the year could be left on the log and once burned, the bad luck accompanying it would disappear as well. 

Some cultures would burn their yule log for twelve hours but it’s the Scandinavian’s who are credited with burning the log for the twelve days. This is the span between Christmas Eve until the end of Winter Solstice known as “The 12 Days of Christmas.”. Hence the popularity of the “Twelve Days of Christmas.” No matter what tradition called for on the duration of the yule log burn, one common belief remained; if the log went out too soon, bad luck would ensue. 

The ashes were also used as part of the ritual.  When planting day came, ashes from the yule log were sprinkled onto the fields in hopes of spreading good luck even further. 

As years passed, the length of yule logs dwindled. Families chose logs that fit the entire girth of their fireplace rather than have the log stick out into their homes.  The decorations and ceremony, however, did not change. In many cultures today, the yule log is still very much celebrated today.

Who celebrates with Yule Logs today?

In America and some European cultures today, yule logs are offered in a much tastier form.   In Provencal, France, the tradition of burning an oversized log transferred to a celebratory eating of a delicacy on Christmas Eve.  Leave it to the French to reinvent the wheel with something tasty- right? 

The ‘buche de noel’, as commonly referred to, is a tightly rolled sponge cake iced in chocolate cake made to look like a log.  With knobs, roots, and some sort of winter flower such as poinsettias, this sweet cake is designed to mimic the yule log tradition.  With many versions of the classic cake around today-including those soaked in ‘ceremonial spirits’ like the old days, it’s clear this is a popular winter treat.

Yuletide Blessings

The Christmas season is full of wonderful family traditions such as decorating gingerbread houses, singing carols, and spending evenings by the fireplace…that is, when Florida remembers that it’s winter! If your yuletide traditions include a stop at your favorite family bakery, we invite you to come in and share a memory, eat a cookie, and simply enjoy the season.

As always, we thank you for being a part of our family’s dream and wish you all a very merry Christmas season.

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Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Serving Guides

Cake Serving Guide

Tiered Cake Serving Guide

Catering Guide

Holiday Meal Guide

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Additional Menu Options

Lunch & Breakfast Menu

Holiday Meals Menu 

Everyday Cake Menu

Catering Menu

Thanksgiving Week: Special Hours

Thanksgiving Week: Special Hours

Thanksgiving Week: Special Hours

For Thanksgiving week, we change our hours in an effort to provide the freshest baked goods for everyone. Our hard working staff work around the clock chopping, weighing, baking, and decorating cookies, cakes, pies, and full dinners. To show our appreciation to our dedicated staff family, the entire bakery shuts down from Thursday through Saturday of Thanksgiving week. 

Thanksgiving Week Hours

Monday November 19, Tuesday November 20, and Wednesday November 21, we will be open from 6am to 5pm.

During our open hours, we will stock our shelves with all the Thanksgiving treats and traditions you’ve come to expect over the years. 

 

Ordering your products in advance

While we will be working hard to provide fresh cookies, cakes, pies, and breads for the community, we cannot guarantee anyone an item without an advanced order. If you have a special cookie in mind to share with your loved ones, we strongly urge you to call or come in to place your order before noon on Monday November 19.

We will not accept or change any orders submitted after noon on Monday November 19. With the thousands of order we have to process in two days, there is no way to search, add, or cancel any pre-existing orders. We will, however, strive to stock our cases with cookies, pies, rolls, cakes, and breakfast goodies. These treats will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Emailing questions or orders

Unfortunately, our entire staff will be busy preparing the thousands of baked goods over the three days of Thanksgiving week. While we will try to answer emails, we cannot guarantee it will be in a timely manner.

Storing and reheating your Thanksgiving Dinner

When you pick up your meal, it will be chilled and should go directly into your refrigerator until you are ready to serve. To reheat your meal follow these instructions:

Turkey: Preheat oven to 325. Remove plastic wrap and leave the turkey in foil pan-do not remove top foil. Heat in oven for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove the foil, carve and enjoy.

Side Orders: To reheat the side dishes, preheat oven to 325. Please remove the top of the container and cover with foil if desired. Reheat side dishes for 30 minutes or until internal temp reaches 185 degrees.

Rolls: Pre-heat oven to 300. Remove the rolls from the package, cover with foil, and heat in the oven 10-15 minutes or until hot.

We are thankful for you

No matter what you serve or who you choose to prepare your holiday meal, we sincerely hope you spend the day making memories with loved ones. We are thankful for your understanding of our staff’s much deserved days off during Thanksgiving week. And we are especially thankful for your continued support of our family business. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop

Bakery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Serving Guides

Cake Serving Guide

Tiered Cake Serving Guide

Catering Guide

Holiday Meal Guide

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Additional Menu Options

Lunch & Breakfast Menu

Holiday Meals Menu 

Everyday Cake Menu

Catering Menu

Thanksgiving Dinner: What you need to know

Thanksgiving Dinner: What you need to know

Thanksgiving Dinner: What you need to know

The perfect Thanksgiving dinner requires a lot of time and dedication.  In many cases, the one cooking stays up all night baking fifty pounds of food, only to have it all eaten in less than an hour. It can be incredibly exhausting. We know… we’ve been there.

That’s why five years ago, we created our Thanksgiving dinner packages.

We wanted to give our customers the opportunity to gather and feast as a family rather than spend the day watching the turkey bake. Our Thanksgiving dinner packages provide the same loving meal; just without the headache and stress.

Here’s what you need to know before ordering your Thanksgiving dinner:

Turkey and Ham Dinners

Our small Thanksgiving dinner is designed to serve up to eight guests with one protein choice of either a whole turkey or baked ham. Our large Thanksgiving dinner is designed to serve up to 20 guests and includes a whole turkey and a baked ham.

Each whole turkey is between 10-12 pounds and is seasoned with butter, salt, and pepper. Our knowledgeable chef cleans and dresses each turkey before baking it right here in our shop. The spiral cut baked ham included with the meals is served with a light brown sugar glaze.

Side Dishes

Each dinner is served with three side dishes of your choice. Small side dishes can serve up to eight people, with the larger portion serving up to 20.  While each meal includes three sides, a la carte items may be added to your order.

Mac-n-cheese

The Mac-Daddy mac-n-cheese is a cheese lovers dream. More than four types of cheeses are layered between creamed butter and al dente noodles. With a few added seasonings and a touch of love, you may want to consider an extra order of this popular side dish.

Cornbread Stuffing

It’s not quite like grandma made it, but our cornbread stuffing is certainly a crowd pleaser. WIth seasoned bread cubes, fresh vegetables, and ample spices, even the most stubborn eaters won’t be able to resist this Thanksgiving dinner staple.

Green Bean Casserole

What would Thanksgiving be without green bean casserole? Everyone in our house would riot for sure. We don’t try to fancy this dish up either. IT is the classic recipe of green beans, creamed soup, fried onions, and seasonings. If your family likes green bean casserole, you may want to consider ordering an extra dish.

Corn Casserole

This popular Thanksgiving dish is a good balance of sweet and salty. Our cornbread formula combines well with a blend of creamed corn and seasonings to create an irresistible flavor. As it bakes, we add a thin layer of cheese to enhance the texture and flavors. If you’ve never tried our corn casserole, order a small side to taste and see what we mean.

Sweet Potato Casserole

We don’t care if you call ‘em yams or sweet potatoes, as long as you put some on our plate! Our sweet potato casserole is a delicate blend of yams, cream, and sweet spices. We top it off with a blend of coconut, brown sugar, and pecans. The crunch and texture of the topping brings out the flavor of the sweet potato.

Mashed Potatoes

It may seem like an easy dish to make, but who wants to spend so much time in the kitchen on Thanksgiving? Our mashed potatoes are creamy, seasoned perfectly, and are never lumpy. Top them off with a bit of our turkey gravy or plop a spoonful on a dinner roll.

Dinner Rolls

Each Thanksgiving dinner package also includes one dozen of our freshly prepared dinner rolls (3dz for large dinners). You can serve them right from the package, or pop them in your oven on low for a few minutes. If you’re a bread loving family, add a couple extra dozen rolls to your order. A la carte options include Butter flake (our family’s favorite), Parker house, Knot, Sour Dough, Pumpernickel, Rye, Wheat, and Seeded dinner rolls.

Pies

Small dinners include one pie in your choice of Pumpkin, Apple, or Pecan. Large dinners include three pies in any arrangement of Pumpkin, Apple, and Pecan. Our team of devoted bakers work though the night to serve the freshest and finest pies for your holiday meal.

If you would like to add more pies to your Thanksgiving dinner order, we have a la carte pies such as Cherry, Peach, Mince Meat, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and more. For a full list of pies, see our Thanksgiving Traditions  catalog.

Picking up your Thanksgiving dinner

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the second busiest day in our bakery. While we have a full staff that day, you should expect longer wait times than usual. We have made some changes this year to try to expedite the order pick up process. If you have a dinner order, you will be directed where to go when it is your turn.

Storing and Reheating

When you pick up your meal, it will be chilled and should go directly into your refrigerator until you are ready to serve. To reheat your meal follow these instructions:

Turkey: Preheat oven to 325. Remove plastic wrap and leave the turkey in foil pan-do not remove top foil. Heat in oven for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove the foil, carve and enjoy.

Side Orders: To reheat the side dishes, preheat oven to 325. Please remove the top of the container and cover with foil if desired. Reheat side dishes for 30 minutes or until internal temp reaches 185 degrees.

Rolls: Pre-heat oven to 300. Remove the rolls from the package, cover with foil, and heat in the oven 10-15 minutes or until hot.

We are thankful for you

No matter what you serve or who you choose to prepare your holiday meal, we sincerely hope you spend the day making memories with loved ones. We are incredibly thankful to you and your continued support of our family dream.

Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop

Bakery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Serving Guides

Cake Serving Guide

Tiered Cake Serving Guide

Catering Guide

Holiday Meal Guide

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Additional Menu Options

Lunch & Breakfast Menu

Holiday Meals Menu 

Everyday Cake Menu

Catering Menu

Tailgate Party Feeling Deflated? Try theese Football Favorites!

Tailgate Party Feeling Deflated? Try theese Football Favorites!

Tailgate party season has kicked off for both college and Jaguar football, and that means weekend parties family and friends! Aside from wearing your favorite Jags jersey you also need plenty of food to keep the party going.

And after last week’s Jag’s game against the Chiefs, you may also need a pillow to scream into…

While we can’t help how our team plays on the field, we can certainly make your tailgate party a winner. Before you order foods and treats from multiple restaurants around town, check out our tailgate selections. It may be just what our boys need to turn the game around.

Sandwich trays

Our sandwich trays are made fresh to order. Each tray includes a selection of freshly sliced deli meats from Thumann’s, including smoked ham, roasted turkey, and slow cooked roast beef. In addition to these three premium meats, some sandwiches will also include our homemade chicken salad. To keep your sandwiches from getting soggy throughout the game, we provide condiments on the side.

Not keen on some of these meat choices?

Not a problem at all. We can certainly customize your sandwich tray to fit your needs. Simply let our sales team know when placing your order, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Massive Sub

Okay, massive may be a bit of an exaggeration, but this two-foot long House sub is rather impressive. With two layers of Genoa salami and smoked ham, we then add a generous layer of Provolone cheese. Topped with freshly shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onions, and green bell peppers, this sub is a sight to see.  Creamy Italian dressing can be served on the side to keep this beast from getting soggy.

If you’re serving more than 12 guests or if you want really big servings, it may be best to order more than one.

Chicken Drummies

Chicken wings and football go together like cheese and pizza. Most people favor the drumstick which is why we offer a tray full of them. These golden drummies of goodness come with a side of our famous homemade ranch dressing too. You can also request additional dipping sauces such as our homemade honey mustard or barbeque.

Sausage Nibbler

Quick and easy foods work best for tailgate parties. Our Sausage and Cheese Nibbler provides a quick snack without the mess. Generous portions of sharp cheddar, pepper/jack, and Swiss cheese cubes are included alongside summer sausage slices. Serve this along with a side of sandwich crackers for added flavor. As always, we can customize this tray to fit your needs

Fruits and Veggies

While a fruit or vegetable tray may not be the first thing you think of when you hear ‘tailgate party’ it may be something to consider… at least for a minute. With the heavy foods and drinks your guests will be consuming, a little bit of fresh fruit or vegetable may in fact be helpful as the afternoon wears on. The refreshing tastes and textures can revitalize you and your guests so you can kick the party up a notch.

Our fruit trays offer a minimum of five in-season fruit options including grapes, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, oranges, blueberries, and strawberries. You can serve it as is or add a side dish of whipped cream or flavored fruit dip.

Tray selections vary based on what’s in season but often includes carrots, celery, broccoli, and grape tomatoes.

Dips

Chips and dips are essential tailgating must-haves. That’s why we offer our Buffalo Chicken and our Spinach dips for your tailgating party. What makes our dips special is that they are made right here in Jacksonville Beach with ingredients you can trust…and pronounce.

Buffalo Chicken Dip is made of shredded white meat chicken, cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and Frank’s buffalo sauce.  An order of this mildly spicy dip includes a package of our homemade melba toast.

Spinach Dip is made of spinach, artichokes, sour cream, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and special seasonings… it’s John’s secret. He won’t tell.  Like it’s spicy counterpart, this dip is served with a package of our melba toast.

Both Dips can be served warm or cold.

Serving Sizes

Suggested servings for each of the awesome trays listed above:

Small serves 8- 12

Medium serves 16-20

Large serves 26-30

With many more tailgating food options available, it’s hard to list them all in one setting. We encourage you to check out our social media pages for the latest and tastiest foods for you and your guests.

Cinotti’s Bakery & Sandwich Shop

Bakery Hours

Tuesday – Friday:

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Serving Guides

Cake Serving Guide

Tiered Cake Serving Guide

Catering Guide

Holiday Meal Guide

Sandwich Shop Hours

Tuesday – Friday: Breakfast served until 10:30am

Cold Sandwiches served until 4:45 pm

Saturday: Breakfast served until noon

Cold Sandwiches served until 2:30

CLOSED SUNDAY and MONDAY.

Additional Menu Options

Lunch & Breakfast Menu

Holiday Meals Menu 

Everyday Cake Menu

Catering Menu