Hot. Cold. At World of Coffee and Tea, these polar opposites exist in perfect harmony, filling out either side of the menu with more than a dozen different concoctions each. On the hot side, potable doses of energy come in the form of coffee and steamy espresso drinks such as chai lattes and apple cider. Likewise, chilled elixirs include everything from iced tea and frappuccinos to fruit smoothies. Homemade muffins, pastries, and sandwiches complement the drinks, and visitors can retreat to a cozy lounge area with a newspaper to read the day's wacky anagrams from the president.
Formerly known as Chocolate Perks, 45 On Main now has its own sweet reputation in the Duluth community. The staff brews coffee and espresso drinks, makes fresh sandwiches, and bakes desserts to satisfy sweet teeth that draw up picket lines across the tongue when they don’t get enough sugar. The eatery also curates wine tastings for guests, sometimes pairing its pours with cheeses or other complementary snacks.
Each delectable chocolate at Yum Yum Candies brims with flavors that only homemade treats made by a trained chocolatier can possess. Along with gourmet chocolates, such as turtles, peanut-butter cups, and marshmallows dipped in chocolate and topped with M&Ms and sprinkles, bakers also craft gooey cookies in flavors such as chocolate chip, lemon pucker, and Bailey’s cream. Handcrafted fudge satisfies customers' sweet teeth with delicious tastes of dark chocolate, white chocolate, walnuts, and slow-roasted diced pecans, and Yum Yum’s café serves up drinks, such as smoothies, hot teas, and coffees. Additionally, Yum Yum’s shelves teem with nostalgic novelty candies, such as jellybeans, candy buttons, Wonka Bottle Caps, and Pez.
White walls and a red-topped bar—this minimalist decor distinguishes Boga Taqueria's interior, but the restaurant's cuisine is anything but simple. The staff serves tapas South American–style, which means they’re shared. The kitchen staff may pack these plates with grilled pizza topped in panela cheese or the signature Boga ceviche: fish that chefs cook in citrus and serve alongside crispy chips. Solo dishes are also available—slow-cooked pork and tacos are stuffed like envelopes with everything from fish and steak to marinated credit card offers. Bartenders pour wine and other beverages to complement these South American meals.
Serving up authentic, organic fare, Lucci's Little Italy hosts a Mediterranean menu medley of fresh and fragrant pizza, pasta, and authentic Italian desserts. Revel in a rotund cup of fagioli soup ($2.95), or calm surly stomachs with a crostini-kissed prosciutto salad, with Italian ham, mozzarella, fresh tomato, and basil oil on a crunchy bed of romaine ($9.95). Unlike baked Alaska, baked pastas such as oven-baked lasagna ($8.95) and baked ziti ($8.95) do not require taste buds to hitchhike through Canada. Pizza disks arrive in 7- and 10-inch formats, loaded with meatballs ($6.95/$9.95), chicken-pesto displays ($8.95/$11.95), and chicken alfredo, spinach, and dried-cranberry combinations ($9.85/$12.95).
Alcove's menu offers homemade baked goods such as biscotti, muffins, scones, cookies, and cakes, as well as more-savory options. Try a signature sandwich such as a prosciutto and goat-cheese panini with red peppers on ciabatta ($6.95), a chicken-salad sandwich on multigrain ($7.25), an albacore-tuna sandwich ($7.25), or a fresh mozzarella, sundried tomato, and pesto panini on focaccia ($6.25). Alcove also offers soup ($3.25–$4.25), salads ($4.95–$6.95), and snacks such as the hummus plate ($6.95) or the cheese plate ($7.95), served with fruit, nuts, and breads. There are also many healthy and vegan options on the menu. You may purchase an unlimited number of Groupons, and there's no limit to the number of Groupons used per order.