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.
Winners of the critics’ choice award for Most Comforting Pound Cake in the 2009 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll, Nothing Bundt Cakes’ homegrown baking duo Dena and Debra hauls home trophies thanks to mouth-melting cakes crafted using natural ingredients and mom-style know-how. Choose from nine moistened cake flavors, such as ravishingly rich red velvet or swirlishly scrawled marble. Sink sweet teeth into the simple pleasures of a frosted cake ($18.50+), or let the bakery’s cakesmiths delve into their bag of tricks, ordering embellished desserts for celebrations ranging from dad’s Independence Day barbecue to mom’s bare-knuckle-boxing tournament (decorated cakes $29.50+). Regardless of flavor or appearance, 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 single-serving bundtlets ($3.99/each; $45/dozen) and grow all the way up to a two-tiered cake ($65) large enough to serve larger gatherings or use as lodging in Candy Land.
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.
The indoor-fun wonderland offers a safe environment for your small fry to burn off excess foie-gras calories while socializing with their contemporaries. Children can climb cozily through well-cushioned tunnelways, traverse the netted maze of mystery, or bound their way down one of many sloped, wavy, and swirling slides. In the interest of supervision and safety, all of Jungle Java's equipment is built to accommodate simultaneous play between parents and their children. To further ease parental minds, all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected each day. In between familial play dates, adults can relax on a plush leather couch in the café, sipping on a freshly steamed latte or refueling with one of Jungle Java's healthy menu selections, such as wraps, yogurts, fruits, and more. Regardless of food preference or age, all guests must wear socks in the play areas.
9 out of 10 scientists agree that coffee rules. It provides bodies with a robust infusion of antioxidants and energy-boosting caffeine, as well as makes afternoons spent toiling over test tubes and microscopes much more tolerable. Fortunately, Coffee Wholesale USA has heeded the perspicacious word of science, filling their warehouses with everything from instant k-cups to whole roasted beans.
To appease as many taste buds as possible, they stock their online shelves with more than 50 brands from across the coffee spectrum, including Folgers, Lavazza, Nestea, and Starbucks. They also provide in depth instructions on how best to store, prepare, and enjoy coffee's many different variations, from pillow packs to ground.
Coffee Wholesale USA also sells name brand coffee brewers for commercial and private use, as well as a range of teas and snacks, such as beef jerky, dried fruits, and dipping sauces.