Though the dishes at Cat's Coffee may seem simple, the chefs pack big flavors into each of their 11 handcrafted sandwiches, 5 salads, and breakfast and dessert options. White, wheat, or french bread is crowned with layers of protein such as ham, turkey, and meatballs before being introduced to slices of swiss and provolone cheese and exchanging polite bows. Fresh beds of lettuce are decorated with colorful ingredients, such as fresh tuna, ripe tomatoes, and croutons, before being topped with a splash of ranch, italian, or caesar dressing.
Visitors to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory can peek across the counter at the shop's resident confectioners, who massage creamy loaves of chocolate into elegant slabs of fudge ($13.25/lb.) daily. For additional culinary theatrics, expert orchard orderlies kettle-dip granny smiths into caramel-coated creations. Caramel apples range from the classically simple ($5.25+) to the rocky road caramel apple, which gets rolled in walnuts and marshmallows before being drizzled in milk and white chocolate with liberal discretion ($9.25). With traditional techniques and old-fashioned flavors, the team at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory provides a wide range of treats for teeth both sweet and savory. To enhance each customer's visit, staffers also hand out samples of fudge and occasionally pull golden tickets out of patrons' ears.
A quaint coffee shop and deli, The Breakroom Cafe specializes in traditional breakfast fare, deli sandwiches, pastries, and gourmet coffee drinks. Ease out of a peaceful slumber with the vanilla belgian waffle, dusted with powdered sugar, whipped butter, and maple syrup ($4.95), or fill tired tummies with a hearty portion of biscuits and gravy ($3.95). The Southwest omelet, not unlike a bedside mariachi band, offers a spicy wake-up call with its tasty blend of ham, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and salsa ($5.25). Midday munchers can chow on a savory selection of po’ boys, wraps, salads, or deli sandwiches, including Danno’s italian ($7.50) or chicken cordon bleu ($7.25).
When you’ve got five kids at home, making birthday cakes becomes part of your regular routine. But it wasn’t before too many birthdays had passed that Cherie Berget’s cakes started gaining the attention of her friends and family, and soon enough, Nola Belles was in business creating custom decorated cakes. Now serving the area for more than eight years, Berget has tackled everything from elegantly tiered cakes for weddings to colorful fondant-topped desserts for a child’s birthday. Underneath the layers of customized decorations lies a base of fluffy cake in a range of flavors. While clients love the fresh flavor of her cream de mint cake or her creamy coconut sponge cake filled with coconut pastry cream, her signature dessert is a white almond cake filled with fresh strawberries and topped with layers of vanilla buttercream and chocolate-dipped strawberries. She can pare down the sizes of her cakes to create dozens of cupcakes, or create cakes using cookies for a fun alternative celebration centerpiece.