Red Poppy Coffee Co. brews up ambrosial coffee potions and feeds starving minds with selections from its lunch menu. While silently studying ancient Latin gossip mags, café-goers can sip a rich white-chocolate Lyrical latte ($3.09+) or gourmet coffee ($1.48+), or select a favorite leafwater from a variety of 40 tempting teas.
It’s Tuesday morning, which means the members of The Yogurt Experience’s staff are loading up the trailer with cups, waffle cones, drinks, and frozen yogurt for another day of cooling off the city. Once the trailer is stocked, it accelerates toward the North Austin Trailer Yard to nab a parking spot amid the 10,000-square-foot traffic jam of food trucks. Typically, the staff selects a few frozen-yogurt flavors to highlight each day, from thin-mint cookies to blueberry-acai tart to cheesecake made with no added sugars. They repeat this process every day except for Monday, returning their non-fat, low-fat, and sorbet treats to the storefront each night so no kiddie cones get arrested for breaking curfew.
Nothing Bundt Cakes mixes fresh eggs, genuine butter, and real cream cheese into rounded risers worthy of slapping up on mom's fridge. Choose from nine moistened cake flavors such as ravishingly rich red velvet or swirlishly scrawled marble. Lemon bundt cake goes particularly well with tea parties attended largely by rabbits, mice, eccentric haberdashers, and confused British girls, while raging chocoholics can get a day’s worth of fixes with the moist, decadent chocolate chocolate chip. Every cake, from the pineapple-studded carrot cake to the streusel-like praline pecan, comes topped with thick petals of Nothing Bundt’s signature cream-cheese frosting. Sizes start as small as a single serving (wee bundtlets are $3.99 each, $45 per dozen) all the way up to a two-tiered cake ($65) that resembles a frosted snowman perfect for any autonomous ice monster's first birthday.
Self-serve Berry Cool Frozen Yogurt shop features rotating flavors—including customer favorites cake batter and white-chocolate mousse—ready to be sprinkled with more than 60 available toppings. Yogurt and toppings are both swapped seasonal, to ensure the freshest ingredients, and the shops secret recipe ensures a creamy texture.
The owners enlisted the help of a local artist to decorate one wall with a vibrant mural featuring fresh fruits, flowers, and a sun gentle enough to look at. The environmentally conscious business provides recycling bins for paper and plastic products, recycles most of their packaging, exclusively use recycled materials, including cup and spoons, and conserves energy with LED lights and minimum water usage in their operations. Along with customizing a cup of fro-yo, visitors can customize their tunes by plugging their own mp3 players or phones into a stereo system in the shop's music corner.
Berry Cool Frozen Yogurt is committed to the Austin community, frequently partnering with local schools and charities. They also work with many vendors that share their commitment to the environment and have sustainable practices.