Coffee & Treats in Beeville

Up to 55% Off at Yolanda’s Specialty Cakes

South Side

$54 $25

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Chocolate, fondant, and buttercream frostings spread across chocolate and vanilla cakes with fillings such as parisian pineapple

Half Off Tea and Baked Goods at Lotus Dreams Tea

South Side

$10 $5

Browse more than 30 types of loose-leaf teas from around the globe inside a rich, plush interior; fresh baked goods such as cupcakes

52% Off at Lollycakes Cupcakes

Bay Area

$27 $13

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Tasty cupcakes in flavors such as J’s pineapple express—a coconut-pineapple cupcake with pineapple-coconut cream-cheese frosting

45% Off Crepes, Bagels, and Tamales at The Great Taste Cafe

San Antonio

$20 $11

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Sweet and savory crepes, spicy tamales, organic coffee, bagels, and salads

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone Blanco

San Antonio

$10 $5

Yogurt dispensers fill cups with flavors such as California tart, cookies and cream, and pumpkin pie, which guests customize with toppings

45% Off at Yogurt Zone

Alamo Quarry Market

$5 $2.75

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Self-serve frozen-yogurt shop with up to 16 on-tap flavors, such as Dark Chocolate and Cheesecake, and 55 toppings

Up to 50% Off Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$5 $2.75

Self-serve frozen-yogurt shop with up to 16 flavors on tap, including birthday cake and pomegranate, and 55 toppings

$9 for Fro-Yo at Sweet Cece's Frozen Yogurt & Treats

Far North Central

$18 $9

Rotating selection of flavors with low-fat, nonfat, no-sugar-added, kosher, gluten free, & nondairy options; free WiFi & outdoor seating

$9 for Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone 

Multiple Locations

$18 $9

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Frozen-yogurt shop serves healthy but tasty desserts in sweet and tart flavors with candy and fruit toppings

Half Off Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies at YoFresh Yogurt Cafe

Springvale

$14 $7

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Nonfat or no-sugar-added frozen yogurt that contains probiotics and live and active cultures; smoothies made with fresh fruit

Select Local Merchants

Close to the shores of Copano Bay, Crofutt's Sandwich Shop & Bakery has been slinging sandwiches in made-from-scratch buns alongside fresh-baked cookies and breads for more than 33 years. Sandwich selections come stacked with turkey and avocado ($5.95) or in a stately pile deemed the ham-and-swiss supreme ($5.95), and fresh garden salad ($4.95) dresses up in a stately robe of house dressing. The shrimp po boy ($6.40) makes for a hearty seafood lunch and disassembles into bun paddles for pickup games of shrimp pong. Crofutt’s also hosts a slew of fresh-baked goods, all made from whole-grain flours. Diners can nosh on cinnamon rolls of warm banana-nut bread, then exploit their sugar magic to dominate the fishing, crabbing, and boating activities that the nearby coast has to offer.

1610 Fm Highway 136
Bayside,
TX
US

The CupCake Shoppe’s culinary magicians conjure up a daily menu of delectable cakes from scratch, casting a shrinking spell on each mixture of real butter, fresh fruits, and pure extracts to pack it in a dainty demitasse. Eschewing preservatives and boxed mixes, the shop’s bakers opt instead for a handpicked selection of creative cupcake flavors such as pink champagne and snickerdoodle culled from the region’s choicest sugar shrubs and cotton-candy trees. A silken variety of buttercream, whipped-cream, and cream-cheese icings come in up to 10 colors and flavors each day. Vanilla buttercream forms a snowy summit on miniature mountains of red velvet, and its chocolate counterpart casts a looming shadow of decadence over vanilla cupcakes. Along with these regular flavors, a changing weekly menu includes such delights as cookie dough, blueberry cobbler, and rocky road, the last of which leads to a sweetly sacred Stonehenge of chocolate and marshmallows.

3920 S Padre Island Dr
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

My Favorite Muffin bakes up its namesake fare in a variety of flavors and also features an extensive list of savory deli fare. Fans of post-oven muffin batter are bestowed with a bounty of muffins made from scratch and prepared with soybean oil, creating tasty pastries whose cake parts contain less cholesterol than their butter-packed brothers. Choose from a list of 19 cup-sized cakes ($1.99 for a jumbo muffin or $1.80 for three mini muffins), including cherry cheesecake, banana nut, pumpkin spice, bran, and boston cream pie. Nutritional information for each creation at My Favorite Muffin is available online.

6418 S Staples St
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

• For $20, you get two dozen gourmet cupcakes (a $48 value). • For $25, you get $50 toward a custom-made cake.

2126 Meadowpass Drive
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

From its paradisiacal perch on North Padre Island, Black Sheep Bistro spices up its menu of fresh seafood, steak, and pasta dishes with an array of international flavors, ranging from Mexican to Martian. Rich, flavorful appetizers like Nacho Ordinary Crab ($8)—a savory pile-up of toasted corn tortilla chips and fresh blue crab meat, topped with pepper jack cheese—complements the Bistro's warm, colorful ambiance and gives taste buds a seamless segue way to entrees such as the locally famous Little Joe ($25), a filet smothered in blue cheese and caramelized onions, and the Pescado La Ticla ($15), the catch of the day grilled over mesquite coals and slathered in pico de gallo. Diners with ample post-prandial stomach space can close with a slice of Grandma's Homemade Apple Pie A La Mode ($4.50). Otherwise, savor a glass of Napa Valley wine on the outdoor patio and feel the ocean breeze playfully muss your hair as you indulge in a little people watching, fleeing-people watching, zombie watching, and zombie fleeing.

15201 S Padre Island Dr
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

Smoothie King co-founder Steve Kuhnau began mixing fruit, nutrients, and proteins in the late 1960’s, in a successful attempt to assuage his own health conundrums. By 1973, he’d begun selling vitamins alongside his health-boosting concoctions, and soon, more than 600 Smoothie King locations were operating worldwide. Today, the shop’s patrons customize real apple, mango, and banana smoothies with sundry health-bolstering mix-ins. More than 70 blendable multi-vitamins, minerals, enzymes, nutrients, and amino acids fortify frosty smoothies, helping bodies to stay healthy or lift semi-trucks. Snacks such as veggie chips and high-protein cookies augment shakes in both health and deliciousness.

5017 Saratoga Blvd
Corpus Christi,
TX
US