The Coffee Roastery, featured on CNN, houses a crack team of baristas who draw from an arsenal of coffee beans from across the globe. Guests can get wired beneath the elevated ceilings, go wireless with the complimentary WiFi, or take inspiration from the multi-media artwork and shrines to Shaky, the Norse god of coffee. Percolation professionals drip the darkened elixir in blends from around the world, filling mugs with a straight black brew from Guatemala ($1.70 for 16 oz.), putting a foam cap on espresso from Cameroon ($2.85 for 16 oz.), or stirring chocolate in with Sumatran beans ($3.50). Fill deserted stomachs with a variety of New York–style cheesecakes ($2.95/slice) or one of the rotating flavors of freshly swirled soft-serve ($2.95+).
Pastry chef Mitchell Moore imbues Campbell's Bakery with the rich aroma of freshly baked treats, filling display cases with brownies, gluten-free cookies, and an array of cakes. The bakery's menu sets mouths watering with cake pops ($1.25 each), slices of southern-style cheesecake ($4.25), and iced tea-cake cookies ($1.57 each) fashioned into more than 300 shapes and sugary sonnets. On "gluten-free Fridays" Campbell's crafts bountiful batches of wheat-free treats including chocolate-chip cookies ($1.65), entire coconut cakes ($45), and cupcakes made with a gluten-free flour and crowned with butter buttercream frosting. Sweet-seekers can also visit the bakery to draft plans for custom cakes ($35+) that transmute dreams into a velvety reality and nightmares into peaceful angel-food reveries. Campbell's also bakes standard cakes from scratch, with classic 9-inch layer cakes ($35) and cheesecakes ($45) flavored with peanut butter, turtle, baklava, and s'mores.
Tampico Mexican Grill’s expert chefs sizzle fresh meats and veggies to forge a variety of traditional dishes, served with homemade salsa. Culinary expeditions or temporary sculptures begin with fresh guacamole, prepared to taste with diner-selected ingredients such as cilantro and jalapeños ($4.99). The pollo Tampico’s marinated grilled chicken breast cozies beneath a melted cheese blanket ($10.99), and breaded and deep-fried chicken or steak pair ably with a single roasted jalapeño and hearty helping of fries in the Milanesa Tampico ($9.99). Five fajita offerings sail sizzling to plates in portions for either solo diners or dynamic duos, with fresh scallops, shrimp, or steak filling a choice of flour or corn tortillas ($10.99+). Midday munchers can fill plates or fanny packs with 1 of 19 lunch specials, including meat-centric and vegetarian options. Several beers and wines wash down meals, while frozen or rocks margaritas quench thirsts in several sizes, including regular ($4.25+), jumbo ($6.99+), and monster ($10.99+).
Since 1977, the cookie craftsmen at Great American Cookies have shared edible sentiments via fresh-baked and hand-decorated cookie cakes. Composed of premium ingredients and hand-adorned with frosting, the 16-inch round cookie cake can feed 8–16 people or approximately 200 industrious tree elves. The shop’s website caters to sweet requests with an online store full of preconceived designs searchable by occasion, recipient gender, and theme. Alternatively, nibblers can orchestrate specific decoration cravings and create unique designs to celebrate special events, such as baby’s first hedge fund.
At three local donut shops, bakers frost fresh batches of long johns, cake donuts, and sundry other sweets every morning, augmenting sugary starts with savory breakfast croissants and biscuits. Pastries such as glazed donuts ($0.59), éclairs ($0.80), and bear claws ($1) take a swipe at hunger, and cinnamon rolls ($1.15) unravel into sweet, flaky layers. Customers can ponder the perplexing solidity of donut holes ($0.12 each; $1.25/dozen) while waiting for a steamy croissant sandwich packed with ham and cheese ($3.25). While prepping hot kolaches or pigs in a blanket ($1 small; $2 large), bakers tuck hot dogs into a pillowy dough blanket before telling them "I love you" one final time.