Coffee & Treats in Pleasant Ridge

45% Off Teas and Treats at Boba Cha

Boba Cha

Over-the-Rhine

$20 $11

Bubble teas with tapioca pearls in flavors such as mango, taro, and peach

Up to 54% Off Cupcakes

A Mother's Touch Cakes

Farmer's Market

$30 $15

Baker who uses 10% of every purchase to feed people in need whips up gourmet cupcakes, including gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan options

Up to 65% Off Tea Tasting at Churchill's Fine Teas

Churchill's Fine Teas

Over-The Rhine

$35 $18

5,000 years of tea covered in two hours; includes tea tasting, food, and brewing demonstration

Up to 58% Off at Heather's Coffee and Café

Heather's Coffee and Café

Springboro

$11.95 $5

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Four drip roasts and eight specialty coffees pair with classic breakfast items and lunchtime sandwiches and salads

35% Off Frozen Yogurt at Soyo Yogurt

Soyo Yogurt

Centerville

$10 $6.50

Georgia peach, extreme chocolate, pomegranate raspberry, and dozens of other premium flavors ready to be loaded with candy toppings

Up to 45% Off Sweets from Signature Confections

Signature Confections

Beavercreek

$32.50 $18

In honor of Groupon's fifth birthday, confectioners craft fill a box with assorted Belgian chocolates printed with a limited-edition image

Up to 52% Off frappuccinos & summer coffee drinks at Cafe 125

Cafe 125

Huber Heights

$17.75 $9

Baristas mix together traditional coffee combinations and custom coffee drinks in 12-ounce cups

44% Off Life Coaching

Reu Smoothie + Juice Bar

Tipp City

$50 $28

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

Up to 50% Off Sweet Treats and Frozen Yogurt at Naticakes

Naticakes

Lexington

$32.95 $18

The founder bakes cupcakes in more than 30 flavors

45% Off at Sweet Lily's Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Lily's Frozen Yogurt

Lexington-Fayette

$5 $2.75

Self-serve frozen yogurt made with fresh milk, real fruit purees, and live active cultures; other frozen treats include gelato and sorbet

48% Off Gelato

Gelato Gilberto

Prospect

$21.25 $11

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Scoops of handcrafted gelato in 20 flavors, from Salted Caramel to Tiramisù

Up to 50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Sweet n Swirly

Sweet n Swirly

Multiple Locations

$6 $3

Ten flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt include nonfat, no-sugar-added, and nondairy options; more than 50 fruit, nut, and candy toppings

Half Off at Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt

Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt

Hilliard

$8 $4

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The self-serve yogurt shop lets customers create desserts from 10 rotating flavors and 55 toppings

44% Off Six Cupcakes

Crumbz Cakery

Hilliard

$18 $10

Cupcakes topped with homemade buttercream or cream cheese frosting, in flavors such as devil's food, buttery yellow, and red velvet

46% Off Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf

Orange Leaf

Multiple Locations

$25 $13.50

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt made fresh daily with Kentuckiana milk, ready to be sprinkled with dozens of toppings

$10 for $20 Toward Hand-Decorated Bundt Cakes at Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Dublin

$20 $10

Bakery specializing in bundt cakes creates four different sizes with 40 hand-decorated designs and 10 flavors

$8 for Bagels and Wraps at Nancy's Bagel Grounds

Nancy's Bagel Grounds

Clifton

$16 $8

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Fresh-baked muffins & Columbia River Coffee lure diners beside hot espresso, sandwiches & 13+ bagel styles such as spinach feta & sesame

42%Off at Adrienne & Co. Bakery and Cafe

Adrienne & Co. Bakery and Cafe

Downtown Jeffersonville

$12 $7

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Adrienne Holland and her staff prepare warm baked pastries, biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee drinks

55% Off Bike Rentals and Ice Cream

The Widow's Walk Ice Creamery and Bicycle Rentals

Clarksville

$37.99 $19

Two-hour bicycle rental and delicious signature peanut butter and brownie ice-cream sundaes

Half Off Sweet Treats at Sweet Berry Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Berry Frozen Yogurt

Misty Meadows

$10 $5

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In addition to self-serve frozen yogurt, the dessert shop serves up fruit smoothies, yogurt smoothies, and chocolate-flavored bubble tea

Up to 50% Off Teas and Pastries at Sweet Simpliciteas

Sweet Simpliciteas

Columbus

$6 $3

Indulgent tea blends include chocolate-chip chai and caramel-cake rooibos

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Sweet Frog

Sweet Frog

Polaris

$12 $6

75 frozen-yogurt flavor combinations such as cake-batter, classic chocolate, and alpine vanilla

45% Off Cupcakes at Truly Lovely Cupcakes

Truly Lovely Cupcakes

Greenwood

$20 $11

Madagascar vanilla bean cupcake with vanilla buttercream, cookies 'n' cream cupcake with an Oreo, and carrot with cream-cheese frosting

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A Forkable Feast provides an array of restaurant-quality meals packaged in microwave- and oven-safe containers, ready to be taken home, reheated, and devoured with all the ferocity of a sun-swallowing Fenris wolf. Signature entrees include savory veal and ricotta meatballs ($6.95), mac 'n' cheese with herbed goat cheese ($4.95), and lemon-rosemary chicken ($6.95). Assemble a full meal by partnering a lonely entree with a winsome side dish, such as succotash, creamy mashed potatoes, or lemon-orzo salad ($2.95 each). Glowing obediently behind the cashier, the brick pizza oven ushers forth crispy, wood-fired pies such as the minimalist margherita or the roasted-vegetable varietal, which employs a delectable cast of portobello mushrooms, onions, zucchini, pesto, and mozzarella ($7.50). A Forkable Feast also cooks up a reputable variety of gluten-free meals to share its edible accomplishments with the gluten averse.

3363 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Essencha's leisurely tea lunch begins with your selection of either a hot pot of tea or a shot of matcha (finely milled green tea). The tea house lets you choose from over 70 varieties of high-quality blacks, oolongs, greens, whites, rooibos, herbals, and organic flavors. Essencha's passionate staff of tea-totalers will help you navigate this voluminous variety until you find the tea you never knew you craved. Next, a soup of the day or miso soup stretches tongue tendons, followed by a fruit salad or a café salad with seasonal greens, veggies, dried fruit, pine nuts, and lemon vinaigrette. After you fill up on finger sandwiches with your non-teacupped free hand, enjoy a scone paired with clotted cream and jam. A cupcake or triple-chocolate-chunk brownie caps off a meal fit for tea tycoons and tea-drinking raccoons alike.

3212 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

At first glance, J & W Sandwich Shoppe's menu is unassuming, but customers rave about this off-the-grid joint's giant stacked sandwiches. Favorites include the BLT, which is crammed with thick slices of bacon, and the multi-meat Little Italy, a 16-inch sub roll that boasts salami, ham, capicola, and provolone, plus lettuce, tomato, onion, and banana peppers, which, much like a few drops of lava, lend a nice bit of heat. Chips and pickle spears, as well as soups and sides such as slaw and potato salad, accompany the hot and cold sandwiches.

2008 Worth Ave
Cincinnati,
OH
US

To help readers venture beyond classic children’s tomes such as Dr. Seuss and Last Exit to Brooklyn, Blue Manatee will happily introduce you to the latest in li’l lit. Escape to the city with Brown Rabbit in a new title by Natalie Russell, or investigate the adventures of Origami Yoda with a pint-sized padawan Star Wars fan. Slightly older readers, meanwhile, can stock up on award winners such as Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book, a macabre re-imagining of The Jungle Book. Check out the list of recently released titles, or peruse the shelves to find books for babies (prices vary). Blue Manatee also offers a unique gift selection of Uglydolls ($6–$22) and puzzles (starting at $9.99). Blue Manatee is open daily.

3054 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

While the décor at HD Beans and Bottles Café may not change when the lunch hour comes to a close, the atmosphere certainly does. That’s because as the baristas file out after a long day of pouring coffee and crafting light sandwiches, the bar staff begins preparing for nightly activities. The chatter that fills the shop revolves around a range of activities and themes, which range from karaoke and UFC fights to hip-hop on vinyl and half-price wine nights. During these events, bartenders grab glasses to pour in one of more than 100 different beers and wines or whisper in reviews of popular films. Chefs keep preparing meals throughout it all, creating croissant sandwiches, veggie burgers, and flatbread pizzas.

6721 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

The staff at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt rejects the oft-touted claim that Americans don’t care about nutrition. The problem, they say, has more to do with selection than anything else; most low-calorie sweets don’t hold a candle to a fudge brownie or a warm slice of apple pie. They kept this in mind when crafting their frozen-yogurt recipes, working tireless to develop a healthy—and equally delicious—alternative to the dessert status quo by turning to decadent confections and just-picked fruits for inspiration.

Their experiments thus far have yielded more than 60 frozen yogurt flavors, which take turns pumping through the self-serve machines that line their colorful shop’s wall. Before taking a seat in a bright orange chair, guests fill their dishes with cool, low-fat swirls of chocolate cheesecake, strawberry banana, and a classic tart that bites as pleasantly as a teething kitten. Juicy pears, crunchy granola, and gooey chocolate sauce headline a smorgasbord of at least 30 toppings ready to scooped or poured into cups before their final weigh-in.

3802 Paxton Ave
Cincinnati,
OH
US