A gaggle of friendly zoo animals greets visitors at Anna Banana’s, from the tall giraffe statue at the entrance to the splashy mural of a monkey hanging out with bananas. The kid-friendly café serves creamy frozen custard creations as well as adult-centric beverages such as Serda’s coffee and espresso drinks. Plenty of syrups offer opportunities to customize hot or iced coffee and lattes with flavors that include banana, cinnamon, and coconut.
Using generous scoops of vanilla custard, the Anna Banana’s crew mixes in nuts, cookies, and candy to create “concretes,” and assembles deluxe banana splits with hot fudge, pineapple, and strawberries. Visitors can bring their treats outside to wrought-iron tables, or plop kids on a small elephant sculpture that’s perfect for playing, photos, and extremely creative reenactments of The Jungle Book.