Coffee & Treats in Douglas

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VeganAroma's owners, Sabina Torrieri?dubbed a "health food guru" by Daily Candy?and chef Grace Augier, know that any specialty diet, and healthy eating in general, can be extremely difficult to maintain while eating out. So they created VeganAroma in order to help diners get access to healthy foods that are 90%?100% organic.

The duo actually takes healthy eating a step farther by following the raw-food diet, which relies on uncooked fruits, whole-grains, and leafy green vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans and superfoods to nourish the body and help aid digestion and weight loss. Some of the food is never heated above 116 degrees so as not to destroy important enzymes and nutrients. Cooked vegan entrees are served up as daily.

The plant-based meals are yeast-, dairy-, and 95% gluten-free (excluding sandwiches) and handcrafted using vitamin-rich ingredients, such as kale, quinoa, and cashew cheese. Juices, served up individually or for 3- or 7-day juicing detox cleanses, are made fresh from leafy greens. Desserts such as raw cheesecake and chocolate macaroons satisfy any sweet-tooth cravings, as highlighted by the Urban Times, which raved about the chocolate-mousse pie.

The "ARTernative vegan caf?" also attempts to better the community by displaying a colorful collection of locally made artwork. It spreads the word about raw eating through regular cooking classes and offers wellness programs that teach healthy lifestyle habits, such as how to floss using celery strands.

3808 SW 8th St
Coral Gables,
FL
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The culinary craftspeople at Java Factory populate a menu with breakfast eats, sandwiches, and build-your-own pizzas inside a café with tile floors and a long wooden coffee bar. Like a wake-up call with a stun gun, flavors from the espresso bar, including a white mocha ($3.50–$3.85) and Java Factory coffee blend ($1.45–$1.85), deliver a morning jolt, and smoothies ($5.50–$6.75) blend fruit and yogurt for hybrid frozen drinks that please palates at all hours of the day. For empty stomachs, smoked ham, egg, cheese, and peppers huddle inside a warm breakfast burrito ($4.75), and the mediterranean tuna panini ($7.75) infuses tuna salad with black olives and chives before topping the medley with a mediterranean spread. Build-your-own flatbread pizzas ($6.50) come with a choice of nine toppings, such as pepperoni, turkey, and olives. Tall chairs line a dark wood coffee bar where beans roast and baristas tell secrets via cryptic foam formations. Shorter seats rest below individual tables clothed in white linens and illuminated by candlelight not emitted by jack-o'-lanterns.

2030 South Douglas Road
Coral Gables,
FL
US

Long gone are the days of scraps-of-lace humanoid toy dollies for little girls. Today's dollies are cake balls—spheres of moist, heavenly cake, topped with frosting and coated in a firm cover of chocolate or vanilla. These handheld treats come in 12 flavors; with your Groupon poised to dab frosting from your lips, call up Little Miss Sweet Tooth and choose two flavors to go into your batch of 12. Plain Jane is a popular choice (vanilla cake and frosting in a vanilla cover), and a Southern Belle (red-velvet cake topped with cream-cheese frosting in a dark-chocolate bonnet) offers up some tonal contrast. New flavors include the Backstabber, peanut-butter cake with chocolate frosting dipped in a dark-chocolate helmet, and the Che Boluda, chocolate cake and dulce de leche swathed in dark chocolate.

305 Alcazar Avenue
Coral Gables,
FL
US

Born from home baker Ileana Simpson-Alvarez's popularity on the bake-sale and birthday-party circuit, Lola and Me supersaturates soft palates with bite-size concoctions crafted from time-tested family recipes. With more than 23 cake and icing flavors to mix and match, snackers can style their cup- or demi-cup-size sweets with a multitude of combinations, pairing raspberry cake with lemon icing, peanut butter cake with cinnamon buttercream, or true vanilla cake topped with the results to its recent polygraph test. Guests overwhelmed by the choices can also opt to rely on the bakery's edible expertise by choosing from a list of specialty cupcakes. Infused with rich, already proven flavors, the selection includes dainty decadents such as the signature Lola cake, a pink champagne-infused cupcake coated with a double layer of buttercream, or the Hemingway––whose beer-flavored marble center, cream-cheese frosting, and handheld size make it aptly suited to moveable feasting.

333 Alcazar Ave
Coral Gables,
FL
US

Vegan quinoa and apple salads, tuna with olive tapenade and tomato sandwiches, and mango-basil smoothies. These are only a few of the healthy options you can get at Pete's Authentic Cooking. The restaurant prepares a whole menu of nutritious meals using fresh produce and wholesome ingredients. Pete's homemade jams top a number of the breakfast toasts and sandwiches, adding a sweet fruit flavor to brioche or roast beef. You can get these tantalizing tastes in the store for breakfast or lunch or delivered across Coral Gables.

153 Giralda Avenue
Coral Gables,
FL
US

Today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of organic and all-natural food for $10 at Green Gables Cafe. Green Gables, voted Best Healthy Fast Food by the Miami New Times, uses organic and local ingredients to craft healthy and delicious breakfasts and lunches Monday through Friday.

327 Alhambra Cir
Coral Gables,
FL
US