Inside The Buzz Coffee & Café, the scent of just-brewed organic coffee mingles with that of creatively flavored waffles. Chefs blend Carbon's Golden Malted Waffle Batter with sweet morsels such as chocolate chips, berries, and cinnamon, or mix in savory ingredients, such as the Hot Mama's brown sugar and bacon or the Western's cheddar and ham. The menu also offers hot and cold sandwiches and wraps, as well as fruit smoothies and tea drinks.
For 50 years, confectioners at Mel-O-Glaze Bakery have indulged guests with fresh pastries, donuts, and cakes. The second-generation, family-owned bakery prides itself on filling glass cases and human stomachs with a variety of donuts described by KARE-11 reporter Shayne Wells as "life-changing and messy." A thick layer of frosting or sugar coats most treats, elevating the appeal of warm apple fritters, long johns, twists, and cinnamon rolls. Visitors can wash down donut crumbs and flood sprinkle colonies with hot beverages ($2), such as coffee and hot cocoa.
The retro decor and vintage bottled sodas at Cone Brothers Ice Cream hearken back to the heyday of the ice cream shop. Behind gleaming counters, Cone Brothers' confectionists scoop 17 flavors of Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, which hails from creamery farms in southwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa. In addition to its year-round and seasonal ice creams, the shop quells sweets cravings and local schoolyard rebellions with whole-fruit smoothies and sundry candies.