A world of cuisines opens up before diners at Bonu Cafe. That's not an overstatement?the menu ranges from Mediterranean gyros and falafel to Mexican burritos and quesadillas. Or take your pick from barbecue burgers and french toast sandwiches to buffalo chicken wraps and hot ham and swiss sandwiches. If there is one thing to focus on, though, it's the restaurant's trademark dish: the kolach. This Czech pastry is traditionally stuffed with candied fruit, and at Bonu, they expand on those fillings and make egg and cheese, pepperoni pizza, and vegetarian versions as well.
Café Rêve’s chefs craft a wide array of dishes during breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the part coffeehouse, part bistro. Fluffy pancakes served all day hoist fresh strawberries and bananas, and omelets enfold melty provolone and crisp bacon. The lunch menu tempts appetites with quarter-pound burgers and steak melts, both sizzled on the grill. During dinner, guests sip on glasses of wine while perusing entrees of Cajun-style tilapia, flatiron steak, and savory, stuffed chicken breast. Live music by local performers offers diners a pleasant background soundtrack.
From its Victorian-era brick façade to its tiniest teacup, The Gilbertsville Tea Room is unapologetically pink. It’s a suitable hue for the oft-feminized tradition of teatime. In addition to the color scheme, the tearoom’s three parlors treat dining companions to dainty flourishes such as flowered wallpaper, tiny teacups hanging from hooks and chandeliers, and draping ivy. Teatime is a similarly dainty affair: chefs assemble finger sandwiches garnished with colored cream-cheese flowers and serve flaky scones with Devonshire cream. Thirty loose-leaf teas fill the china, giving upturned pinkies plenty of chances to look refined and signal to tablemates where you'll throw the cup when you're done.
Saxbys' rich array of caffeinated ambrosias, crafted from grade-one arabica beans, joins a bevy of teas and smoothies on the shop's extensive menu. Espresso drinks ($1.70+) include exotic cinnamon lattes and basic cappuccinos, which can be cloaked in frothy crema and 18 dulcet syrups. Two seasoned brewsmiths forge Saxbys' wide selection of roasts from single-origin, fair-trade, and organic beans, which undergo a European roasting process that pampers future mug fillers in cast-iron air-cooled cylinders, preparing cocoa-noted Tanzanian peaberries and italiano blends for beverage Valhalla. Frolattes ($3.70+), a frozen breed of latte rarely found in nature, exist in such flavors as white-chocolate mocha and flank a throng of teas ($1.30+) and fruity smoothies ($3.45+). Stomach-equipped cyborgs can bask in the soothing aura of the shop's free WiFi while noshing on one of the café's fresh pastries or paninis (food is not included with this Groupon).
Named the Best Coffee Shop in Berks County in 2009 by Berks County Living, Cloud Nine Café’s breakfast and lunch menus offer a wide selection of coffee beverages, homemade pastries, baked goods, and assorted sandwiches. Early risers and tragically confused vampires can enjoy Cloud Nine Café’s tasty breakfast, served all day. Start mornings with a freshly baked scone ($1.75), a hearty breakfast burrito ($3.75), or a bowl of hot oatmeall ($2.50). The lunch menu changes daily, allowing feasters to indulge in a variety of hearty soups, ($3.75+), savory quiches ($4.75+), sandwiches and wraps ($3.50+), nourishing salads ($1), and character-enriching spontaneity. Java lovers and caffeine enthusiasts can choose from Cloud Nine Café’s wide variety of hot and cold coffee beverages, made with coffee beans specially roasted in Philadelphia.