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).
CorsageCakes and Things' selection of freshly prepared gourmet cupcakes tantalizes taste buds with sweet, soft cake bottoms and creamy frosting tops. The cupcakes come in a choice of six flavors that include time-honored favorites such as chocolate, lemon, and yellow cake with buttercream frosting as well as red velvet, carrot cake, and banana with cream-cheese frosting. The thick braids of cream twist across each cupcake top in lavish decorative swirls, which, like a poodle wearing a powdered wig, provide a sophisticated counterpoint to the simple fluffiness beneath. After selecting a flavor, cake-cravers place their order and then wait a pastry-less 24 hours before picking up their box of 12 freshly constructed confections.
Modeled after traditional European coffee houses, Gypsy serves up locally roasted coffee and uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to create a variety of pastries and desserts as well as a diverse, international bistro menu. Greet the ante meridiem with one of three freshly brewed rotating roasts, and partner it with a stuffed croissant or a slice of quiche. Midday and eventide options include the roast beef and chevre sandwich, topped with caramelized-onion compote ($9.95), and an open-faced hummus sandwich with roasted peppers, artichokes, and pistachios ($7.95). Snag the salmon and caper salad splashed with lemon and olive oil ($10.95), or catch the chicken-tossed California salad with your mouth mitt ($9.95). The extensive pastry selection sweetens teeth from breakfast and second breakfast through elevensies and dessert, featuring options such as puff-pastry apple tarts with caramel and pecans as well as a chocolate-truffle tartlet in a salted shortbread crust.
Brennan's Catering fuels office parties and holiday hoedowns across northeast Ohio with a diverse menu of dishes. Fifteen plump dinner rolls stuffed with honey-roasted ham, smoked turkey, and roast beef huddle on the mini sandwich platter ($35), and the jumbo-shrimp cocktail platter washes 30 pristine prawns with fresh, cleansing lemon wedges in a tub of spicy homemade sauce ($40). Steal some warmth from the toasty pairing of boneless lemon-pepper chicken ($60) and piping-hot potato and cheese pierogies ($40), each of which can fill 15–20 stomachs when scooped out of their snug aluminum bunks.
La Plaza Supermarket bursts with a full-service butcher and bakery. From the deli, generous portions of braised pork satiate hunger pangs in the carnitas ($5.29/lb.). Scents of cinnamon and sugar waft from the on-site bakery's popular churros (less than $0.85 each), one of many Mexican pastries prepared daily. Celebrate fiestas with special-order and premade pastel leches cakes ($35 for a 14") or an assortment of piñatas. The staff at La Plaza Supermarket prides itself on friendly customer service and is always eager to answer customers' questions about Latin cuisine and the economic principles of Guyana.