Step into Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe's old-timey storefront, which evokes soda shops of yesteryear, and let the succulent smells of sugary snacks and baking bread amplify your appetite. Then gaze into glass cases at more than a dozen varieties of cookies, and choose one with a gooey raspberry ($.75 each), apple, or peanut-butter center ($7.25 per dozen). Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe's seasoned chefs also bake caramel cups ($4.09 per half-dozen) and filled brownie bites ($6 per dozen), the first bite of which releases warm, gooey fudge into the air. If doughy disks don't tickle your taste buds, go for a scone ($.90 each), muffin ($1.20 each), gift basket of treats ($18.99 plus tax for one dozen), or breakfast biscotti ($8.99 per pound). Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe encourages early risers to nab the first batches at its weekday 7 a.m. opening time. Visit the website to view a compendium of goods and pricing.
Gelateria Barbara takes taste buds on a tour of Italy with a procession of artisanal gelatos and fresh pastas. Featuring fanciful flavors such as panna cotta, salty toffee, and strawberry-lemon cheesecake, gelato justice is served in single-scoop cones ($1.95), triple-dipped waffle cones ($3.25), or three Goldilocks-approved cup sizes ($3.25–$4.25).
Open since 1950, Art's Grocery & Bakery sustains an extensive confectionery menu brimming with stacks of fresh cookies, brownies, cupcakes, pies, and more. The cookery boasts more than a baker's dozen of decadent cookie creations, which lures timid tongues away from their mouthy roots with the promise of sugary rewards. Submit to your taste buds' longings with a dozen handmade cookies ($3.59–$9 per dozen) in flavors such as chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter, or try a no-bake cookie, which caters to customers who are against cookie violence. Buy your coworker's friendship with an assortment of smoothly frosted cupcakes ($6.99 per dozen) and muffins ($1.25 each) or traverse the rich crust of the baklava ($1.25 each), filled with a toothsome trifecta of syrup, honey, and nuts.
Owned and operated by Chardon natives Mitch and Gail Hewitt, King Kone serves up classic ice-cream treats. Trimmed in green and pink, the original Grant Street location features a walk-up window, where customers place their orders for sundaes, cones, and shakes before enjoying their sweets while sitting in the sun at a picnic table, driving home in their cars, or dizzy-bat racing a group of cocky deer. Both the original location and a second location at Chip's Clubhouse also offer savory snacks such as popcorn, hot dogs, and pretzels in addition to ice cream.
Clarencedale Cake?s creations range from four-tiered wedding cakes dotted with elegant roses, to neon-green cupcakes and edible ladybugs. Professional artists design custom cakes for birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions, each of which is nothing less than a unique work of art. They can sculpt a football-helmet cake for a birthday party, or a cake shaped like a Tiffany box for a bridal shower. But customers can drop in for everyday indulgences, too?the bakery keeps a case stocked with cupcakes, cookies, and pastries in a variety of rotating flavors, as well as seasonal specialities such as turkey cupcakes and heart-shaped cookies.