Coffee & Treats in Northwest Akron

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Café Food at Arabica Cafe ($21 Total Value)

Arabica Cafe

Wadsworth

$7 $4

Customers can enjoy pesto chicken sandwiches, mediterranean salads, flavored coffee, and freshly baked pastries while surfing free WiFi

In Store Cupcake-Decorating Party for Up to 12 Children or Two-Tier Wedding Cake from Main Street Cupcakes (Up to 41% Off)

Main Street Cupcakes

Multiple Locations

$120 $79

Cupcake shop with more than 350 flavors lets kids decorate their own cupcakes or creates an elegant, two-flavor tiered wedding cake

$11 for $20 Worth of Cookies, Cakes, and Baked Goods at The West Side Bakery

The West Side Bakery

Green Location

$20 $11

Award-winning pastries, lavishly decorated custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and grab-and-go lunches

$11 for 4 Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Drinks at Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar ($20 Total Value)

Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar

Multiple Locations

$5 $2.75

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More then 30 varieties of smoothies made with real fruit and freshly squeezed juice paired with wraps and salads

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes at BabyCakes Cupcakes at Mack's Bakery (45% Off)

Mack's Bakery, Home of BabyCakes Cupcake

Hartville

$20 $11

Delectable gourmet cupcakes come in flavors such as chocolate bavarian and Velvet Snow Bunny—red-velvet cake with peppermint whipped cream

$9 for a One-Day Rental at CUBE Workspace & Lounge ($18 Value)

CUBE Workspace & Lounge

Multiple Locations

$18 $9

24/7 access to an office-like atmosphere with Wi-Fi-equipped workspace, printer, and perks like free coffee and tea

3, 5, or 10 Smoothies, Each Smoothie with One Supplement Shot at Tropical Smoothie Café (Up to 45% Off)

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Lyndhurst

$5.78 $3.33

Low-fat options, such as Kiwi Quencher; supercharged smoothies, such as Pomegranate Plunge; and indulgent drinks, such as Chocolate Chiller

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for a Mini Gourmet Cake at Clarencedale Cake ($30 Value)

Clarencedale Cake

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

4-inch mini cakes offer pint-size indulgence at a bakery that specializes in creative cupcake flavors and custom specialty cakes

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Once a ramshackle ice-cream store with a loyal Akron following, today Zack's Fire and Ice serves barbecue along with its cones with help from new owner and former pastor Randy Stewart and his wife, Kathy. The Stewarts have lived in the Southwest and up and down the East Coast, so rather than adhere strictly to any one regional barbecue style, they synthesize their favorite elements from a number of traditions to create an eatery with the welcoming spirit of a backyard cookout. The kitchen slow smokes brisket, ribs, pork, and turkey breast and slathers them with sauces such as honey and apple bourbon. Frozen treats such as sorbet and frozen yogurt stay chilly at the ice-cream counter alongside hard-packed ice cream in flavors such as pumpkin pecan, oatmeal cookie, and Superman, designed to freeze enemies’ brains faster than a speeding bullet.

1530 W Market St
Akron,
OH
US

Named Akron’s Best Coffee Shop by CityVoters, Nervous Dog percolates palates with locally roasted beans, soothing smells, and a small menu irrigated with pastries and tasty sandwiches (sandwiches coming soon—will be available at Stow location only). To prepare for a busy workday filled with consolidating files with a flaming broadsword, grab a small coffee ($1.75), or opt for a more complex tongue massaging with a small latte ($2.95), cappuccino ($2.95), or mocha ($3.55). The various tasty pastries are baked daily, ensuring they’re fresher than a cryogenically frozen bouquet of daisies ($2.35 each, on average). Customers on the run and method actors doing research for a Boo Radley portrayal can stock up on invigorating coffee with a one-pound bag of beans ($12.85).

1530 W Market St
Akron,
OH
US

Shopping carts loaded with dozens of different dry noodles from Japan, Korea, and China roll through the aisles at Hana Asian Market, where shelves hold spices from across Asia, homemade vegan and meat pot stickers, and bundles of sushi- and sashimi-grade fish. The market also regularly hosts sushi-making classes that demonstrate proper rolling techniques and give students all the necessary ingredients, sparing them the hassle of ransacking the aquarium in their office lobby.

1390 N Portage Path
Akron,
OH
US

West End Blenz's nutrition gurus forge fresh fruits and healthy supplements into a selection of 25 smoothies. Flavors range from traditional strawberry and banana to protein-packed Bulk & Muscle smoothies, which can be sipped before the shop's community self-defense classes or attempts to bench-press the counter.

1947 W Market St
Akron,
OH
US

The fondant petals of a magnolia flower cascade down the face of a cake, fading from white to violet to midnight blue. Bunches of white roses burst from the top of a quintuple-layered, frosty white cake. Singular and elegant, cakes such as these have earned The West Side Bakery a variety of awards, including a spot among The Daily Meal's 50 best wedding cakes in America.

Though custom cakes are The West Side Bakery?s specialty, pastry chefs apply the same meticulous standards to other award-winning baked goods. They bake seasonal fruit pies, craft peach hazelnut tiramisu, and make more than a dozen varieties of cheesecake. Pastries run the gamut from simple shortbreads and biscotti to ?clairs and cannolis. Additionally, the shop touts a huge vegan menu that includes vegan cakes and tarts.

Patrons are welcome to take a seat at one of the cozy shop?s tables and devour their treats with a cup of cappuccino. If, unlike the cookie monster, they can?t justify eating dessert for every meal, they can also grab a tasty sandwich, fresh salad, or bowl of hot soup.

2303 W Market St
Akron,
OH
US

At the Root Café, the staff’s passion for food takes a backseat to their passion for community. That’s not to say they don’t love making their steaming cups of coffee, baked goods, and fruity smoothies, but the true reason behind their culinary efforts is to keep guests fed and happy during a range of community-oriented events. Each month the café features activities such as poetry readings, children’s playtime, comedy shows, and forums about current events, serving as a place for locals to hang out and build bonds. While the atmosphere is always jovial, clients who wish to get work done can utilize the shop’s free Wi-Fi.

852 W Bath Rd
Cuyahoga Falls,
OH
US