Toni’s Courtyard Café & Bakery has been awarded ‘Best Lunch’ and ‘Best Caterer’ in Merced County. Thanks to all of You –
the “Best Customers” !
Here at Toni’s, we believe nothing compares to freshly baked. Whether it’s our delicious rolls and breads, beautiful cakes, scrumptious cookies, bars, gluten free cupcakes, or other assorted daily offerings, you can always count on our dessert case to be fresh and house made. Make sure to ask about our custom cakes, available for any and all special occasions, like, you know, Mondays for instance! Sounds to us like a perfect occasion for a cake!
Toni’s California Cuisine
Our motto to keep it fresh and simple, yet put together in amazing ways, truly stands out as we strive to use the freshest products in all our dishes. Utilizing our partnership with local farms allows us to not only support local business, but it also enables us to showcase the best our Central Valley has to offer.
Tonis’ Happy Customers!
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Owners Stefani and Alysha have been friends for over 16 years, with a bond close enough for them to
consider each other and their children family. They forged their friendship through multiple individual
endeavors when they decided to buy the Café in 2021.
Through the transition of the restaurant Toni has become a friend and mentor to both the women.
Alysha’s restaurant experience ranges over 20+ years, beginning in her hometown in New Jersey before
coming west to Merced to hone her skills in the culinary field. Then she started attending culinary school
in California and working with some top chefs in the area. Farm to table culture was always at the base of
Alysha’s cooking and living in the rich agricultural community of the central valley was such a blessing. It
was an easy decision to make Merced her permanent home; as she met and married her husband, built a
big beautiful family and is now living out her lifelong dream of owning her own restaurant.
Stefani was born and raised in Merced. This gives her the hometown girl advantage, and it’s apparent
when she knows everyone who walks in the restaurant doors, greeting them with a big smile while
welcoming them in. When you combine her management skills with her ability to make every guest feel
like family, partnering with Alysha was a no brainer. Growing up her parents wanted to own and run a
family restaurant, she is now living out this dream. With her mom, auntie, and family support Stefani is
building a legacy that her father would be proud of.
Both Alysha and Stefani are thrilled to welcome you to Toni’s Courtyard Café, “Where everyone is family!”
We can’t wait to see you!