More than 20 types of crepes grace the menu at Suzette Crepe Cafe, from sweet Nutella crepes to savory new york crepes with ham, swiss cheese, and scrambled eggs. As an option, customers can create their own unique crepes using the café’s ingredients and a patents ombudsman. The selection of treats is complemented by cups of steamy espresso drinks, coffee, and tea.
Encorecake's bakers turn dessert into an art form. In a kitchen filled with the smells of fresh baked treats, they craft colorful cakes and cupcakes covered in fluffy frosting, in unusual flavors ranging from green tea and s'mores to jellybean and German chocolate. Ovens churn out French macaroons and warm cookies each morning, perfect for pairing with their freshly grounded coffee or Thai tea with boba. Customers can also request made-to-order 8-inch cakes layered with buttercream or chocolate, commission a customized multi-tier cake for a wedding, or project a hologram request for a 3D cake for a birthday celebration.
The clatter of pots and the sizzle of bacon still remind Jennifer Walker of her grandparents—both superb cooks who inspired Jennifer to take up the spatula herself. Jennifer follows in her grandparent's footsteps at Cafe Lizzi, where she whips up Cajun-inspired cuisine from fresh, local ingredients. Early in the morning, you can spot Jennifer at the kitchen stove, frying eggs, stirring grits, and peeking into the oven to check on homemade biscuits. Come lunchtime, she turns her attention to grilling tri-tips, sizzling up hot links, and melting macaroni cheese by simply batting her eyes and blowing it a kiss. She doles out generous portions from behind a counter in the cozy seating area, where colorful red, green, and blue walls are speckled with pictures.
Although TMix’s bubble teas and smoothies have different consistencies—the former creamy; the latter a bit more icy—, both beverages are anchored by chewy spheres of tapioca. Schools of the darkened pearls swim at the bottom of each drink, playing sharks and minnows as they peek through a variety of hues. The flavor rainbow ranges from the sunny yellow of pineapple to the muted beige of almond.
Doc PopCorn's kernel crafters scoop up heaping bags of naturally flavored, fluffy treats in a variety of sweet and savory varieties. Husband-and-wife team Rob and Renée founded the business with the goal to fuse health and flavor into one snack item, packing each morsel into recyclable and compostable bags that agree with Mother Nature's digestive system. Traditional tastes such as classic kettle and sweet butter dust and drizzle onto each piece's nooks and crannies, and inventive flavors such as Hoppin' jalapeño, Sinfully cinnamon, and triple white cheddar satisfy cravings without the hassle of grating cheese or massaging teeth with cinnamon-flavored floss. The pop doctors offer their favorite pairings of flavors, filling gift packages and decorative tins.
Since debuting in Taiwan in the 1980s, sweet tapioca pearls have traveled the world, jockeying for the title of America’s next taste sensation upon landing in California. Made of sweet potato, cassava root, and a hint of brown sugar, each pearl is soft on the outside and chewy on the inside, much like a nerf ball filled with creamy mashed potatoes. Tea Leaf Bistro captures the gems in more than 100 frosty, fruit-flavored bubble drinks and velvety milk teas—crafted from authentic ingredients imported from Taiwan and hand-selected tea leaves—in flavors such as mango, lavender, almond, and strawberry. The pearlescent bubble drinks pair with a menu of Taiwanese snacks, including garlic fried chicken, crispy calamari rings, and an assortment of potstickers.