The origins of Presti's, the venerable Little Italy institution, date back to 1903 when the Presti family started a small bread bakery. More than 100 years later, they're still supplying Cleveland with an endless menu of freshly baked sweets, now in a full-service, dine-in cafe on Mayfield Road. Now on its fourth generation of bakers, Presti's remains the perfect stop for cookies, cakes, pastries, donuts, pizza, sandwiches and sides as artful as they are delicious. Stop by for coffee and a snack on a lazy weekend or swing by after dinner for dessert to impress your lovely date. History lives here, and nothing tastes sweeter.
12101 Mayfield Rd., 216-421-3060, prestisbakery.com.
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