Upsy Daisy Cool Beans & Ice Cream’s owner coined her shop’s name as a way to simultaneously honor her nana, Daisy, and describe the pick-me-up one might expect from her coffee drinks and frozen treats. Coincidentally, the name also fits the shop’s unconventional method of handcrafting small batches of ice cream from lactose-free milk, high-grade cream, fresh fruit, and Belgian chocolate—a method that has earned it praise from its lactose-intolerant customers, as well as Fox 8 Cleveland. Creamy scoops of strawberry, chocolate, butter pecan, and sweet peach ice cream crown crepe cones, blend into milkshake mugs, and rest atop glazed donuts drenched in fruit syrup. Thankfully, steamy mugs of coffee and organic espresso can warm up guests after they impulsively hop across the counter and dive into one of the 20 tubs of ice cream.
Specializing in high-end pastries and flavorful coffee beverages, Truffles Pastry Shop woos hard-to-get mouths, with a large selection of delicious bakery fare that changes from week to week. Snack on Hungarian nut rolls ($2.25), chocolate croissants ($2), or chocolate chunk cookies ($1), thereby adding a few delicious dashes of sweet happiness to your much-neglected food churn. Sink incisors into a tender slice of cake ($4.65), or turn on and tune in to hippie cookies ($2 apiece), fortified with distrust for the Establishment, then wash away the evidence with performance enhancing glugs of a small coffee ($1.60), or a large mocha ($3.95).
Pure Delite took the traditional cupcake and its attributes—sweetness, softness, and handheld size—and made them healthy. The shop uses strictly natural and organic ingredients, and its resulting gourmet goodies pack in less than half the calories, fat, and sugar of traditional recipes. Every week, Pure Delite rotates new flavors into its cases, which contain mainstays such as the original chocolate delite as well as gluten-free options. Specialty house coffees complement the shop's edibles, and easy-to-access nutritional information breaks down the contents of each snack.
Productivity and focus are key at CUBE Workspace & Lounge, which students, writers, business owners, and other clients 24/7 access to a fully equipped, open office area. Members can plug into complimentary Wi-Fi and more than 100 electrical outlets at comfortable workstations throughout the spacious loft, or take a break in a full kitchen stocked with coffee and tea. Located on the 2nd Floor of the Heights Medical Building, the space also offers free parking, lockers, mailboxes, and close proximity to bars and restaurants.
Founded by husband-and-wife tandem Ron and Marci Razete, Peace, Love and Little Donuts sling small, circular pastries that come in a host of variations. Clients can custom order donuts with toppings such as powdered sugar and load them up with extras that run the gamut from sweet to savory, such as coconut, cherry cheesecake, and maple-bacon. The confectionery spot also slings a menu of signature donuts, including strawberry shortcake and pina colada.