Sister baking duo Kristin and Kadee grew up learning to bake their grandmother’s toothsome homemade cakes, cookies, and desserts, and they opened their own bakery to spread the sugar love. Their menu changes monthly, but customers always find treats made fresh daily such as almond torte, boston cream pie, and truly elaborate cupcakes. Coffee is also served in this quaint pink-and-brown painted bakery.
Peace, Love and Little Donuts of Grove City offers dunkables all day long. They start making little donuts from old-fashioned, blueberry, and devil’s-food cakes first thing in the morning, and then switch to mini donuts around 11 a.m. Both sizes come with frostings such as vanilla, chocolate, maple, raspberry, strawberry, orange, and cream cheese and toppings such as Oreo, coconut, jimmies, chocolate morsels, and cereal.
With an arsenal of fresh ingredients and rich recipes, Kretchmar's creative chefs conjure up spot-hitting sweet treats and oven offerings. Cookie options ($0.44–$0.47 each) include soft butter cookies with sprinkles, powdered-sugar butterballs, classic chocolate-chip bites, and drop cookies. Contemplate the cyclical circle of life with a doughnut ($0.69–$0.84 each), or scale a stack of sky-high scones ($0.58–$1.77 each) to climb beyond city limits and escape rampaging city councilors. Kretchmar's torte cakes have won the hearts of Beaver's bakery buffs. Sample the sweet splendor with the tres leches torte ($16.70), containing three different milks, and the toasted-almond torte ($15.40), the bakery's most popular torte.
Baristas at BeanThru fill drive-thru customers' morning cups with a menu of bold espresso, foamy cappuccinos, and aromatic teas. Meticulously selected beans brew into a savory black ambrosia to forge hot coffee, iced coffee, and 12 icy Chiller blends. White-chocolate mochas quench cocoa cravings with Ghirardelli chocolate and a punch of caffeine, and steamy chai lattes thaw frostbitten fingers in a duo of coffee-free flavors. Berries-and-cream protein smoothies fuel sippers with vitamin C, antioxidants, and whey protein, fusing decadence with nutrition like a broccoli-shaped gummy bear. Though not included with this Groupon, driver's-seat diners can also partake of the barista booth's range of on-the-go oatmeal, freshly baked cookies, and toasty belgian waffles.
The proudly independent family crew that runs The Pittsburgh Bagel Factory brings the same commitment to tasty food and early-rising work ethics that made their bagels a local staple to their new Craig St. location. After baking their bagels, which include everything from savory onion to multigrain wildberry, the kitchen staff puts them to work, schmearing them with cream cheese concoctions or sandwiching them with deli meats including oven-roasted turkey and kosher salami. Custom blends of eggs, morning meats, and cheese gussy up handheld comestibles, while burgers flip from sizzling grills to challah buns dressed with toppings ranging from grilled onions and mushrooms to fried eggs and peach barbecue sauce. Staff also pull shots of espresso to add to steaming mugs that vanquish sleepiness from faces.
After a night of romantic walks along the beach, Priory Fine Pastries was conceived as a way to dust a historic district with the sugar of life. Grown out of love for the community and passion for pie, the six-year-old bakery assembles an elite squadron of pastry chefs and lifelong dough punchers to whip up sweet, homemade treats by the baker's dozen. Locals can grab a tasty cup of joe, hot loaf of bread, or succulent sweet-tooth pleaser amidst a welcoming atmosphere.