Coffee & Treats in Council Bluffs


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  • Orange Leaf- Council Bluffs
    The staff at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt rejects the oft-touted claim that Americans don?t care about nutrition. The problem, they say, has more to do with selection than anything else; most low-calorie sweets don?t hold a candle to a fudge brownie or a warm slice of apple pie. They kept this in mind when crafting their frozen-yogurt recipes, working tireless to develop a healthy?and equally delicious?alternative to the dessert status quo by turning to decadent confections and just-picked fruits for inspiration. Their experiments thus far have yielded more than 60 frozen yogurt flavors, which take turns pumping through the self-serve machines that line their colorful shop?s wall. Before taking a seat in a bright orange chair, guests fill their dishes with cool, low-fat swirls of chocolate cheesecake, strawberry banana, and a classic tart that bites as pleasantly as a teething kitten. Juicy pears, crunchy granola, and gooey chocolate sauce headline a smorgasbord of at least 30 toppings ready to scooped or poured into cups before their final weigh-in.
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    3825 Denmark Drive
    Council Bluffs, IA US
  • Dairy Queen
    On a warm August day in 1938, a father and son unveiled the first sample of what was to become Dairy Queen, selling 1,600 samples on the first day, a feat as unheard of as a dragon that breathes ice. Its ensuing prolific expansion was fueled by its frozen treats, which propelled the dessert shop from 100 stores in 1947 to 1,446 in 1950. Today, their dessert recipes remain largely unchanged, and Dairy Queen has added hearty grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken to its menu. Dairy Queen's enormous dessert menu boasts treats ranging from soft-serve cones and blizzards filled with cookies to takeaway ice-cream sandwiches and cakes.
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    3210 W. Broadway
    Council Bluffs, IA US
  • Christy Creme
    Cater to your sweet side with help from ice cream shop Christy Creme. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Christy Creme, so dress for comfort when you come. Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Christy Creme's tasty dishes at your next party. The ice cream shop is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking. Christy Creme provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes. Looking for a tasty meal fit for any budget? Look no further than Christy Creme. Christy Creme accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
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    2853 N Broadway
    Council Bluffs, IA US
  • Orange Leaf Papillion
    Customers at Orange Leaf?s brightly colored storefronts build their own customized desserts, starting with a smorgasbord of thick, creamy frozen yogurt flavors. The low-fat and fat-free varieties lend an air of indulgence to the largely guilt-free dessert, ranging from red velvet to chocolate cheesecake to key-lime pie. Likewise, the topping bars feature fresh slices of kiwi and banana; sweet spoonfuls of gummy bears, graham crackers, and Oreos; or slender bride-and-groom figurines perfect for topping a cup of wedding-cake-flavored frozen yogurt. Orange Leaf also offers catering for private events such as weddings and birthday parties.
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    3825 Denmark Dr suite 700
    Council Bluffs, IA US
  • The Tea Smith
    The Tea Smith owner Tim Smith searches out loose-leaf teas from all over the world—and he says he has to consciously limit himself as he fills the shops' stock of about 150 teas. But it wasn't long ago that Tim didn't even like tea. "I thought tea was brown water and a bag," he confesses. It took a gift for his wife to change that. "I was traveling for business, it was around Valentine's day, and I was married long enough to know that you don't come home empty-handed," he says. So he bought her some loose-leaf tea and the right accessories to brew it. "She made me try it, and it was surprising," he says. "It was not that stuff in a bag. It had some character and some taste to it." He began researching, and realized that tea—already the world’s most widely consumed beverage after water—was experiencing a resurgence in the United States. While many tea spots have British or Japanese themes, Tim decided to open a tea shops with a "comfortable contemporary" vibe, where people could enjoy hot, iced, and bubble teas with friends. For at-home brewing, visitors can shop for classic teas such as Earl Grey, sample more unusual flavors such as the “Iron Goddess of Mercy” (an oolong), or browse seasonal blends such as pumpkin spice, cranberry cream, and fireside chat. The shops also stocks travel tea mugs, teapots equipped with infuser baskets, and unglazed Chinese YiXing clay pots that enhance the tea’s flavor. Tim knows that many people who walk into the shop are unfamiliar with loose-leaf tea and may not be sure what they'll like—which is why he only hires tea enthusiasts. "Part of their training is to come in and drink each of the teas, and make notes on the flavor profiles," he says. That way, the staff can recommend blends suited to each customer's palate, rather than having to analyze a Rorschach tea-blot test. In addition to events including an annual blending contest, they also run periodic Tea 101 sessions that introduce attendees to the "history, the myths, the legends, and the lore of tea," says Tim.
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    1118 Howard St.
    Omaha, NE US
  • Caffeine Dreams
    Warm up with a better coffeehouse brew at Caffeine Dreams, a cool, off-the-beaten-path coffee shop. Caffeine Dreams is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Caffeine Dreams. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Caffeine Dreams' al fresco patio seating. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. You won't feel cramped at Caffeine Dreams, even with a large party — the coffee shop is perfect for large groups. Caffeine Dreams offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Call Caffeine Dreams for catering if you have a big event coming up. For those in a hurry, the coffee shop lets you take your grub to go. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars. There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Caffeine Dreams — most prices are under $15. The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
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    4524 Farnam St
    Omaha, NE US

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