A friend described these cupcakes at the Cherry Bean Coffee House in Salinas as “lurid.” It kind of looks like someone spray-painted and polished them. And yet…and yet…I would eat one in a minute. Anyway, this is just an excuse to plug my favorite coffee house–the only REAL coffee house–in Salinas. With real, house-roasted coffee. And real (nice) people behind the counter. Great brownies and other pastries too.