Historic Victorian home with 3 rooms in the main house and 5 separate cottages, each decorated in a different theme. Nice, comfortable Victorian decor with modern conveniences. Just down the road from Blue Spring State Park and close to many other Central Florida sights and activities.
Steeping each of its locations in colonial Boston-style interior design, Boston Coffeehouse serves a modern slew of specialty drinks, deli-fresh fare, and all-day breakfast items. For starters, munch on mango salsa salad, a leafy medley of mango salsa, dried cranberries, almonds, onions, and cucumbers slathered with mandarin ginger dressing ($5.89). Tender rotisserie chicken—served with baby arugula greens, red onions, and sun-dried tomato mayo on a pretzel bun—mollycoddles midday masticators ($6.50), and a french toast breakfast panini eases groggy taste buds awake after a long night or an afternoon nap with fresh egg, cheese, and ham sandwiched between slices of french toast ($3.50). Pair your choice of various Danish pastries, muffins, or croissants ($1.75) with a 12-ounce espresso ($1) or a specialty drink such as the Yankeedoodle, a mocha-based coffee concoction that features caramel, hazelnut, and macaroni feathers ($2.75/12-ounce), or the Nutty Irish Lady, which starts with espresso and expands into a whipped cream-topped comfort drink with flavors of cherry, Irish crème, and hazelnut ($2.75/12-ounce).
The team of fruit mixologists at Planet Smoothie has nothing to hide when it comes to making its cold creations. Whether blending a weight-loss smoothie or a protein shake, the team knows exactly what's going into each of its concoctions—which consist primarily of fresh fruit and yogurt. They’ll even happily recite the all-natural ingredients list at customers' behest or unprompted in the middle of the night as they try in vain for slumber. Customers can choose from the shop’s list of smoothie combinations or come up with their own custom mixes with ingredients such as mango and açaí or add-ins such as oatmeal or super greens.
This commitment to healthy, no-nonsense smoothies started at a single store in Atlanta in 1995 and has fueled Planet Smoothie's constant pursuit of healthier and tastier ingredients to add to its list, which includes the newer addition of a low-calorie sweetener made from the extracts of stevia, agave, and the tears of Strawberry Shortcake.
With locations across Kentucky and Florida, Bearno's treats legions of loyal customers to homey, savory Italian pizzeria fare, from baked lasagna bubbling with mozzarella cheese, to spicy chicken wings and thin-crust pizzas topped with sausage, pepperoni, and veggies. Guests build their own pies with toppings such as link sausage, chicken, anchovy, fresh mushroom, and olives, or select from ready-made recipes such as the top-selling Mama Bearno's or the zesty BBQ chicken pizza. A host of Italian sandwiches make for hearty meals or messy paper weights with savory sauces and fillings, such as the stromboli steak filled with chopped sirloin, or the submarine gondola, filled with lean ham, salami, mozzarella, and cheddar.
For the chefs at "The Rock", crafting the house menu isn't hard—they just make things they like to eat themselves. And what they like is a menu jam-packed with meaty favorites, from the signature corned beef simmered in a special brine to the honey-cured Virginia ham. They specialize in homestyle dishes, such as turkey sliced off the bone and flaky shepherd's pie. No matter the time of day, meals should end with a slice of death-by-chocolate cake, which is rich enough for your sweet teeth to cash out and retire early.
Stone's Throw Bistro's menu features fresh, seasonal cuisine complimented by a warm atmosphere and fine wine and beer pairings. Starters range from light spinach salads with goat cheese, balsamic watermelon, bacon, and an onion drizzle ($7), to decadent dishes like seared beef tips ($10), or shrimp and horseradish-cheddar grits with bacon hollandaise ($10). Entrees exhibit an equal fondness for elegance, inventiveness, and down-home comfort, from belly-warming seafood pasta with chorizo, smoked poblano, chipotle, and garlic butter ($19), to pork tenderloin with smoked corn, tomato and chipotle potato salad, and citrus cilantro butter ($18). Filet mignon ($23), NY strip steak ($22), and sirloin ($19) are prepared to order with your choice of sauce, side, and cool sunglasses. Each night, the chef whips up an Italian dinner special using fresh ingredients from the market (price varies). The friendly servers at Stone's Throw undergo rigorous taste-bud Pilates training, and will happily share their expertise to help you make core menu and drink pairing decisions.