Founded in 1976, the Coffee Beanery has wafted the enticing aroma of its beans not only throughout the United States but also over foreign soil. At each location, baristas brew the company's specially roasted beans and decaf coffee, which expels caffeine via the Swiss water process rather than with harsh chemicals. In addition to steaming espresso drinks and blending icy frappalattes, the staff stocks their shelves with bags of flavored coffees such as french toast, chocolate mint kiss, and Michigan cherry. Although guests are welcome to cozy up at a table or grab a cup to go, the beanery also lures shoppers inside to peruse a selection of coffee gifts, perfect for birthdays or Monday mornings.
NY Bagel Cafe & Deli's kitchen bakes its bagels fresh every day, fueling a savory expansion to locations across seven states. At the Newark site, a glass case displays doughy circles infused with ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes and blueberries. Patrons can opt to decorate their bagels or the eatery's pumpkin-colored walls with cream-cheese spreads flavored with scallions, bacon, and strawberries. In addition, deli sandwiches enfold Boar's Head–brand meats and cheeses in italian bread, wraps, or rolls.
When Rich and Greg Komen decided to make the world's best cinnamon roll, they didn't just dive in. They researched. After three months of working with a food connoisseur and taking numerous trips to Indionesia, they found the secret behind their, and eventually Cinnabon's, success: their Indonesia Makara cinnamon. Now their cinnamon rolls can be found throughout the US, each still made with the same cinnamon and topped with a gooey glaze of cream cheese frosting.
Despite the nearly 30 years that have passed with great success, Rich and Greg have continued to innovate. Beyond their classic rolls, they now serve tinier, bite-sized portions—including the Minibon, Cinnabon Stix, and even just the sticky center of their classic cinnamon roll. They also pair their desserts with decadent drink options, blending coffee and chocolate into Mochalatta Chills and blending frozen lemonades with a range of fruity flavors. Some of these drinks even contain swirls of Ghiradelli chocolate sauce or candy, making them as sweet and refreshing as dancing in soda rain or capsizing while kayaking through a river of Cinnabon's cream cheese frosting.
Chock full o’Nuts traces its history to 1926 when William Black opened his first nut shop, which eventually expanded to a chain of coffee shops boasting gourmet caffeinated brews, freshly baked goods, and sandwiches. Patrons sip from blends such as 100% colombian and french roast while munching on history with the Chock Classic, a cream-cheese-and-date-nut bread confection sweeter than a baby panda scaling a mountain of sugar. Sandwiches and wraps placate heartier appetites, and smoothies, iced beverages, and hot specialty drinks pour into cups with ambrosial panache.
The staff at Raf Deli & Cafe hampers hunger with layers of Thumann's meats and cheeses sandwiched hot or cold between a variety of bready borders. Diners can grip stacks such as the philly cheesesteak or cryogenically freeze the italian hero’s posterity-worthy provolone, lettuce, tomato, salami, and ham. For delectable do-si-dos, palates can choose from an array of pairings, including roast beef and mozzarella, cheese and tomato, and liverwurst and cheese, stuffed between a wrap, roll, or hero. Crunchy textures augment the main course, as forks rake the caesar salad’s lettuce leaves and chompers crunch on potato chips or empty soda cans.
At Atlantic Bagel Cafe, cups of gourmet coffee and freshly baked bagels join lunchtime feasts of soups, wraps, and sandwiches. Chefs whip up wheat, pumpernickel, cinnamon, and bialy bagels from scratch, hand-rolling, baking, and hole-punching each one before topping it with cream cheese, lox, sturgeon, and salmon. Guests dig in to New York deli mainstays such as potato knishes and hot pastrami sandwiches, or order catered meals of party heroes, cold-cut platters, and bagel sandwiches.