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Specialty’s Café and Bakery Is Going Out of Business

By Fernando on May 17, 2020
We’re going to miss cookies that look this delicious at Speciality’s. The lunchtime favorite is closing for good this week. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Housing Works)

After 33 years of business, Bay Area based Specialty’s Café and Bakery is closing for good this week.  I’m sad about this news for one particular reason…the wheat germ chocolate chip cookie! Sure, Specialty’s made some really tasty sandwiches and all their baked goods were generous in size. But when I wanted to treat myself from time to time after work, that cookie was always the first thing that came to my mind. Now, this Wednesday is the last day it will be available.

We’re going to miss cookies that look this delicious at Speciality’s. The lunchtime favorite is closing for good this week. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Housing Works)

Specialties has locations all over the Bay, several in San Francisco in and around the Financial District. They mostly depend on hungry workers every weekday to keep their business afloat. Due to the fact that there is practically no one coming to work in business districts, their revenue has collapsed and they can no longer stay open. Specialties was founded in Pleasanton back in the 1980s and had grown to open locations in Illinois and Washington.

SAN FRANCISCO – DECEMBER 15: When you return to work you’ll have one less lunch spot and catering choice to choose from with Specialty’s going out of business. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As for THE COOKIE…other fans of the unique wheat germ, chocolate chip deliciousness have already posted recipes but this is one I’ve made in the past. It’s really good! Click here for recipe.