Coffee in Motion?s baristas brew cups of Millars organic, wood-roasted, fair-trade coffee beans to create gourmet drive-thru coffees and espressos. At the Mission Street location, a cherry-hued bus with upstairs seating serves caffeine-seeking patrons around the clock, as the caf?'s extended schedule allows patrons to flout legally mandated naptimes. Along with coffee, the staff serves up a full menu of real fruit smoothies, fresh pastries, and toasted bagel sandwiches with a choice of toppings. For tea drinkers, locally brewed My Chai teas awaken sleepy patrons and incite their heart rates to soar like Amelia Earhart's pet falcon.
A stripe of bright green skirts each LimeBerry's ceiling, leading patrons' eyes to a bank of stainless-steel dispensers framed in petite tiles. There, patrons fill paper cups with swirled ribbons of fro-yo flavors, such as rich chocolate truffle, tart wildberry, and creamy cake batter?up to 15 varieties in all. Confectionery caravans then move on to a toppings bar where they load on up to 80 choices of edible provisions, including warm fudge, fresh fruit, nuts, and marshmallow cream. Bright-green chairs host noshers beneath framed action shots of blueberries sticking triple backflips off a Yurchenko vault.
Channeling the aura of a lively Las Vegas scene, a red carpet guides guests from Twinsies Coffee and Cupcakes’ door straight to the display of artfully frosted cupcakes, made from scratch each morning in a rotating selection of 12 flavors. Bakers bob along to the upbeat hum of ‘80s music and the bubbling of a new 8-foot-long fish tank as they craft jumbo-sized cupcakes, which enchant taste buds with flavors such as Nutella chocolate, PB&J, and lemon. Alongside simple cake-batter cupcakes, filled confections conceal creamy centers and trick cupcakes conceal mini whoopee cushions. The café keeps energy high with a full espresso bar, which brews up infusions crafted from locally roasted beans to promote the local economy.
There's one thing that unites all of the eclectic offerings at Margot's Cafe, from the waffles and bacon to the house-made ice cream: the entire menu is gluten-free. The cozy spot takes pains to accommodate diets of all sorts by not adding MSG into any of its dishes, grating cheese in-house to avoid gluten-heavy additives, avoiding the use of peanuts, and preparing vegan dishes as well. Customers can make use of the cafe's WiFi while sipping on coffee, nibbling a sandwich, or indulging in a fresh dessert.
Taste Buds Cafe serves dishes bursting with flavor. During breakfast hours, traditional french toast is remade into strawberry-stuffed french toast and a spiced pumpkin french toast casserole. Daily specials allow the chefs to flex their creative talents, simmering housemade chicken noodle soup one day and nacho cheese soup the next. They smother hot turkey sandwiches in gravy alongside mashed potatoes, and finish off meals with freshly baked cookies and cupcakes.
You won't find any sugar packets at Red Apples Juice Bar. That's because the bar sweetens its trademark drinks with freshly cut fruit and, for those with an especially active sweet tooth, honey. Juices and smoothies incorporate entire fruits and vegetables into delicious combinations, including orange, grape, strawberry, and kale. Daily specials highlight a rotating roster of drink flavors, as well as a vegetable soup such as zucchini and corn or cream of carrot.