Coffee & Treats in Braintree

Up to 40% Off at Cold Stone Creamery Plymouth

Cold Stone Creamery Plymouth

Plymouth

$15 $9.13

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

Half Off Cafe Food and Drinks at Yes, It's All Good

Yes, It's All Good

Located inside of L.A. Fitness

$12 $6

Specialty health-conscious, fruit-based shakes such as Blueberry Bonanza along with wraps, salads and egg white sandwiches

54% Off One Dozen Cupcakes at Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe

Lulu's Sweet Shoppe

North End

$32.50 $15

Skilled bakers whip up 24 flavors of cupcakes made from scratch with pure, all-natural ingredients

Fairmont Battery Wharf – $29 Off Tea Service

Fairmont Battery Wharf

North End

$78 $49

Sip tea on a terrace overlooking Boston Harbor while snacking on scones with cream, watermelon, tea sandwiches, and macaroons

Finale Desserterie – Up to 52% Off Tasting Menu

Finale Desserterie

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Chocolate-dipped strawberries start off a sojourn through such desserts as apple a la mode and a chocolate plate

43% Toward Baked Goods

So Sweet Confections

On Location

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Café Food at Oakleaf Cakes

Oakleaf Cakes

Boston

$6 $3

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Bakery stocks the shelves of its attached café with scrumptious pastries and cupcakes alongside familiar coffee classics

Up to Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

$58.50 $29

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Customize a frozen-yogurt concoction using homemade, all-natural yogurt and any of more than 50 toppings, including fresh fruit

50% Off Dinner atLink Café & Bar

Link Café & Bar

Sheraton Needham Hotel

$50 $25

Refined American cuisine such as fig and goat cheese flatbreads paired with wines that earned high scores from Wine Spectator

Half off Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies and Milkshakes

I Love Milkshakes

West Everett

$10 $5

Custom milkshakes and desserts blend frozen yogurt or ice cream with a variety of fruits or candy; smoothies, coffee, and self-serve waffles

50% Off at YoFresh Yogurt Cafe

YoFresh Yogurt Cafe

Newtonville

$8 $4

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Customers top nonfat, sugar-free, or tart yogurt with fruit, cereal, candy, and sprinkles; Nine flavors of smoothies available

Up to 58% Off Cupcakes in Bridgewater

Cakes by Paula

Bridgewater

$30 $15

Chocolate, vanilla, or lemon cupcakes with fillings such as pineapple, strawberry, and raspberry

40% Off at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

$5 $3

Ice cream parlor and bakery serves up a variety of pasties, muffins, freshly brewed cofffee, and sandwiches

50% Off Afternoon Tea at The Tea Leaf

The Tea Leaf

South Side

$24 $12

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Guests sip tea accompanied by fruit scones, savory tea sandwiches, and a selection of sweets

Up to 50% Off at Sweet Spot Bakery

Sweet Spot Bakery

Melrose

$20 $11

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Bakers assemble full-size cakes in time for summer celebrations and craft featured desserts with real vanilla, heavy cream, and frosting

Up to 40% Off Cupcakes and Cake from Cake.

Cake.

Lexington Town Center

$36 $24

Handmade cupcakes and cakes in flavors such as red velvet, gold cake with strawberry, vanilla-bean ganache, and carrot cream cheese

47% Off Cupcake Tasting at The Cake Bar

The Cake Bar

Franklin

$28.46 $15

Gourmet samplers include four standard cupcakes, 12 mini cupcakes, and three frosting shots

40% Off at Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

$5 $3

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Rich, imported coffees roasted on site, including more than 50 custom flavor blends, paired with fresh pastries, soups, and sandwiches

Half Off at Planet Smoothie

Planet Smoothie

Emerald Square Mall

$4.99 $2.50

Natural smoothies incorporate fruit with health blasts, including muscle-building protein, immunity blast, and fat-burning blasts

Up to 50% Off at Stella's Custom Cakes

Stella's Custom Cakes

Stella's Custom Cakes

$18 $9

Flavors ranging from a strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and a lemon curd filling to a marble cake with coconut buttercream

44% Off Sandwiches

Bad Kat Kupkakes

Pawtucket

$25 $14

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off at Jenny-Cakes

Jenny-Cakes

Gloucester

$20 $11

Gourmet cakes, cupcakes, and desserts; Portuguese and Italian pastries including cannolis

44% Off Cupcakes and Iced Coffee at Pink Tree Sweets

Pink Tree Sweets

Andover

$5.99 $3.33

More than 30 sweet and savory cupcakes make for perfect pairings with fresh iced coffee

Select Local Merchants

Jenn and Donny have long accepted their elitist take on coffee. As college students and self-professed coffee snobs who both worked in the food industry, they bemoaned a lack of sophisticated brews and attentive service, finally deciding that innovation would be the best form of protest. They dreamt up their own café where the beans would be freshly micro-roasted, the cocoa would incorporate three types of chocolate, and every drink would be handmade by the same person who took your order. The resulting venue, Coffee Break Cafe, lined its menu with libations of all temperatures and caffeinated creeds.

The café's house blend hails from locales such as Sumatra, Colombia, Africa, and South America and is shipped from specialty roasters who prep the beans in small batches. Jenn and Donny's commitment to coffee quality is matched by their enthusiasm for the natural world—they stock organic and fair-trade options, as well as dairy products from a hormone-free farm. Though they stand by meticulous barista techniques, they are hardly sugar-shunning purists. They readily infuse hot and frozen drinks with dessert flavors, ranging from red velvet cupcake to cinnamon bun, crafting a far superior breakfast sweet than grapefruit pie. Bagels and pastries, delivered daily by neighborhood bakeries, balance out refreshing sips. The morning hotspot's communal spirit is reflected in hanging pictures by local artists, live music, and complimentary story readings for kids.

131 Pearl St
Braintree,
MA
US

Planet Smoothie actually does cover a significant portion of the planet, with locations all over the east coast and as far west as Hawaii. In their expansive geographical quest, they seek to change dieting habits for the better with their products. The team behind this fruit haven lays down exactly what their smoothies are made from and what they will do for your body so that clients can make informed decisions about their smoothie choices.

Their full menu catalogs fruit-filled drinks, with options to add protein powder for faster muscle growth than when Arnold Schwarzenegger synchronized his bicep flexing to a hip-hop beat. They also mix in fat-burning blasts to suppress appetites and immune-system blasts to keep bodies healthy. The shop accommodates clients’ food allergies and dietary restrictions with gluten-free and dairy-free options. In addition, they only use natural, low-calorie sweeteners composed of agave and stevia to offer a healthy alternative to chemical sweeteners while avoiding the excess calories associated with traditional sugar.

250 Granite St
Braintree,
MA
US

Brazilian-born owners Vagmar Stoffel and Rubiano Aguiar sought to create a community dining experience at Rio's Steakhouse, evoking gustatory memories of their hometowns. Rodizio-style dining allows guests to remain seated while attentive churrascaria waiters continually fill empty plates from skewers of slow-cooked beef, chicken, and pork, which they gingerly carve tableside. In between platefuls, diners can temporarily stop the flow of cuisine with either a color-coded coaster or a cleverly placed soccer ball, buying themselves time to visit the ever-changing buffet of hot sides and salad fixings.

111 Washington St
Quincy,
MA
US

Inside a historical downtown Quincy home that dates back to the 1850s, chef and baker Lisa Tavakoli crafts signature dishes and scones for guests to savor in a Victorian tearoom. Lisa gathers 8–15 students around her countertop to demonstrate how to top plates with multiple courses and drinks. She emphasizes the gustatory roles that all senses play, creating visually appealing dishes and steeping teas that appeal to the drinker's sixth sense. Curricula include Persian cuisine, Italian cuisine, and courses on raw cooking and seasonal ingredients.

25 High School Ave
Quincy,
MA
US

Easily spotted by its pink-and-white awning, Ginger Betty's constructs gingerbread creations for year-round celebrations. Though it offers gingerbread in more forms than a shape-shifting forest monster, the original ginger snap is a crowd favorite and is scooped up by the dozen ($10). Creative crunchers can clamor for the cookie-decorating kit, comprising one gingerbread man and two holiday-centric cookies, such as Easter eggs, Arbor Day trees, or Boxing Day gloves, as well as two bags of colored frosting and an assortment of decorative candies ($21.99). Gourmet Easter baskets abound with sweet treats and can be customized with a choice of two dozen assorted cookies, including ginger snaps, sugar cookies, and other hand-decorated, rabbit-delivered delights.

215 Samoset Ave
Quincy,
MA
US

Quincy Cafe isn't flashy. On the brick wall behind the counter, just above the coffeemakers and orange juice dispensers, a mural-of-sorts written in chalk reminds visitors of why they're there: pancakes, pasta, burgers, salads. Outside, simply a few handwritten signs in the window serve as the only clues as to what awaits inside, where diners gather around comforting breakfast and lunch dishes seven days per week. The cafe's peaceful atmosphere, free of robots screaming, "DEALS, DEALS, DEALS!", makes it an ideal gathering site for families and friends.

210 Washington St
Quincy,
MA
US

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