Near the idyllic balconied homes and 19th-century architecture of the Hill Country town of Boerne, Smittyville General Store exudes its own old-fashioned charm with tasty deli lunches, stunning pastoral scenery, and a bustling jewelry and housewares market. Past the open-air porch of the store's Old West–style façade, a treasure trove of freshly brewed coffee, piping-hot baked goods, and chicken-salad sandwiches headlines the food at Smitty's Lunch Box Cafe. The shop also stocks a selection of souvenirs and home accents, and a sun-filled garden building—a tree-framed pavilion—evokes a small-town amiability from bygone days when neighbors said "howdy" to each other and horses doffed their caps to passersby.
Though the treats at OrangeCup may all look different, they have one factor in common: they all contain yogurt. The staple of their menu is their frozen yogurt, which comes in six flavor blends, from coffee with chocolate to passion fruit with orange and guava. Their smoothies use the same yogurt, but blended with fresh fruit until attaining a texture and taste that's rich—unlike anyone who bet against smoothies becoming popular. OrangeCup also offers a line of frozen yogurt-topped muffins, referred to as yuffins, to dance with lonely palates.
The lounge-like atmosphere of Amore Cafe invites visitors to sit back on one of the many couches that dot the interior, puff on a hookah, and enjoy Mediterranean-style cuisine from the kitchen. The menu starts off with platters of smoky, char-grilled baba ghannouj and leads to tender, skewered meats. Pairs can share hookahs, inhaling on smooth flavors such as coconut, exotic vanilla, and whatever that one talking caterpillar smokes.
The owners of Sweet Spot Cake Pops bake each of the company’s confections at home before packing them up for delivery to homes and offices in the area. They specialize in cupcakes and cake pops, bite-sized balls of cake and frosting that are speared on a lollipop stick and then coated in a colorful chocolate shell. The tiny desserts are available in four flavors: red velvet, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Sweet Spot Cake Pops can also create customized cake pops for holidays, themed birthday parties, or the most delicious ransom note ever.
With 45 locations, the aromas of hot soup and freshly baked bread greet customers across the nation as they approach Souper Salad's overflowing display of crisp salad greens and freshly prepared hot selections. Menus for the buffet change daily, but can include albóndigas soup, Tuna Skroodle pasta salad, A-MAIZE-ing cornbread, and other dishes. Dine-in guests are free to fill their bowls with their favorite soups and chilis, build their own salads from a plethora of crispy greens and tangy dressings, and see how much soft-serve ice cream they can pile atop a single cone. Patrons can also make a visit to the taco bar or flatbread pizza zone, and gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available.
When imagining a tropical island, one seldom pictures a mound of ice, but the frozen treats at Bahama Buck's marry the idea of hot and cold into tropical flavored, shaved ice treats. Fruits of every variety lend their sugary syrups to flavoring each cup-full of fluffy, icy treat. Others borrow flavors from traditional desserts, such as birthday cake or cr?me br?l?e. The shop occasionally offers their frozen snacks imbued with truly wild flavor experiments, such as their super sour line of flavors or the seldom-seen pickle Sno cup.