Buttercream Bake Shoppe comforts sweet cravings with a variety of daily baked goods, including cupcakes, cookies, and cakes made with natural ingredients. Fill a burlap sack with the bakery’s more than 35 flavours of scratch-made cupcakes ($2.95 each, $15.95 for six), 12 of which are offered daily and arrive stomachside hand-decorated. Customers can chew through weekly and monthly cupcake offerings that include specially baked flavours—depending on the week—such as lemon coconut and raspberry cheesecake and monthly specials such as June’s mango and July’s pink lemonade. The confectionery also boasts fruit-flavoured buttercreams crafted from fruit purées and elegantly adorns its sweet treats with chapeaus of sprinkles, chocolate shavings, nut garnishes, and more.
The baristas at Bean Brokers Cappuccino Bar brew a vast selection of fine coffees and teas and serve them alongside baked goods and cafe fare. Diners kick off feeding frenzies with verdant nibbles of a small salad followed by a to-go sandwich, perfect for mobile noshing or carpool-lane food fights. A 16-ounce coffee awakens mouths and minds, and a 16-ounce cup of tea adds a dash of balmy zen to harried schedules. Alternatively, customers can scoop up punch cards and trade them in for trios of 16-ounce lattes and scrumptious muffins. Bean Brokers accepts orders via text to ensure that feasts are ready and covered in savoury emoticons upon arrival.
The Marble Slab Creamery sensory experience begins by just walking past the storefront, where the buttery scent of fresh-baked waffle cones drifts out into the air. Gourmet ice creams are freshly crafted on site from Marble Slab?s original recipe, enticing customer's eyes with a rainbow of colours. Once clients have made a flavour selection, they choose from a smorgasbord of mix-ins, from fresh fruit to nuts to candy and crumbled cookies, which an ice cream chef then hand-folds in atop a frosty marble slab before packing the finished custom-designed flavour masterpiece into a house-made waffle cone.
In addition to procuring hand-held treats, Marble Slab Creamery can send creations home in a variety of other formats, such as ice cream cakes, cupcakes, and hand-packed quarts, or in the capable hands of a catering team for sprucing up special events such a corporate get-togethers or school functions with sundae bars in tow.
The family-owned-and-operated cupcakery bakes up batches of the cupped cakes fresh every day and uses only top-quality ingredients in its miniature treats. Your Groupon is good for six of the bite-sized confections, and you can mix and match among more than 15 flavours. Stock up on the raspberry vanilla treats, complete with a chapeau of rich raspberry buttercream made from real berries, or try a tender carrot cupcake, topped with tangy cream-cheese frosting, to improve your night vision and lure hesitant rabbits to your bunny bash. Inventive flavours, such as a coconut cake topped with Madagascar-vanilla bourbon buttercream and the chocolate-chip mint beauty, carry enough aesthetic cache to please each member of your X-treme Frisbee and Russian novels club.
Caffe Crema is a family-friendly coffeehouse serving up a steaming menu of specialty drinks concocted with locally roasted, direct-trade beans from Fratello Coffee Roasters, as well as light gourmet fare (food items not available with today's deal). Recharge your internal battery with a cup of French-pressed coffee or an espresso brewed with the Slayer, a specialty retro-styled espresso machine not found in many other Canadian locales. The expansive, relaxed lounge area is stocked with plump leather seating and a healthy bookcase, fostering an atmosphere conducive to quiet time with a laptop or a casual chat with friends. Caffe Crema's aromatic halls are also the site of monthly music events showcasing local talent scouted out by the café's own music coordinator.