Coffee & Treats in Fairview Heights

DQ Grill & Chill – Frozen Treats or Three $10 Groupons

Lebanon

$20.90 $9

Blizzards with candy, smoothies with real fruit, Dilly Bars, ice-cream cakes, and more; burgers, fries, and cheese curds round out the menu

$8 for Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf

O Fallon

$8 $4

(15)

Frozen yogurt with fewer than 2 grams of fat in flavors such as raspberry, blueberry, and choco mint; fruit and candy toppings

Half Off at Bella's Frozen Yogurt Cafe

Saint Louis

$10 $5

(15)

The menu changes often, with frozen-yogurt flavors such as eggnog and candy-bar smash and toppings such as cookie dough and sprinkles

Half Off at Eddie's Southtown Donuts

The Southampton

$40 $20

(18)

Freshly made donuts, including old favorites and innovative creations

Half Off at Smiles Coffeehouse

Lindenwood Park

$12 $6

Espresso drinks, iced coffee, smoothies, and lunch food such as salads and chicken focaccia sandwiches

50% Off Frozen Yogurt, Hot Chocolate, & More at Tutti Frutti

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Rotating selection of frozen yogurt in classic and seasonal flavors

Up to 50% Off Luncheon Cuisine at Sisters Tea House

Fenton

$20 $10

A historic building welcomes visitors to enjoy elegant sandwiches, desserts, and 20 varieties of tea from around the globe

Half Off Bike Rental and Cafe Fare at Bike Stop Cafe

Bike Stop Cafe

$10 $5

Organic, vegetarian, and vegan fare with ingredients from patio vegetable garden or Jamis bike rental for nearby trail

48% Off a Cookie Cake from Great American Cookies

Chesterfield Mall

$24.99 $13

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

Half Off Frozen Yogurt

Chesterfield

$10 $5

(13)

Selection of more than 50 fro-yo flavors adorned with nearly 60 types of fruit, candy, and syrup toppings pairs with espresso drinks

48% Off Snow Cones at Wash Mo Snow Co

Washington

$25 $13

Snow-cone-ary dribbles tasty syrups to mountains of shave ice for frozen treat and offers soft pretzels made from scratch alongside cupcakes

Select Local Merchants

Treat generators at The Bakery Shoppe craft each bakery item and customized cake from scratch with natural ingredients. Hearty loaves of country-white ($2.88) and black-olive tomato bread ($4.48) sit juxtaposed against appetite teasers such as single turnovers ($1.49 each) and filled donuts ($0.85 each). Cookies on sticks ($2 each) serve as swords against hungry birds and as essential elements in birthday bouquets. Giant Elvis Presley cupcakes ($3 each) lull frosting eaters to sleep with their immense size and gentle ballads, and nonalcoholic chocolate-martini cocktail cupcakes (two for $6) induce visions of happy hours. Sink sweet teeth into french pastries such as Napoleons ($2.19 each) and crème puffs ($1.99 each) or an all-American caramel apple pie ($8.98 each).

2956 Highway K
O Fallon,
MO
US

1333 Central Park Dr
O Fallon,
IL
US

At Peachy Yogurt Bar, dairy mavens procure milk from St Louis-area farms, which they then transform into 10 flavors of low-fat, nonfat, and indulgent yogurt. Many flavors spotlight local ingredients such as Goshen Bona Fide espresso, which can be tasted in the cappuccino blend. The yogurt aficionados’ emphasis on local roots extends to the shop itself: patrons tread or leapfrog across floors made of Missouri white oak, dine on tables manufactured nearby, and enjoy local artwork and photography on the walls.

200 E Main St
Belleville,
IL
US

The Fountain On Locust has earned accolades such as St. Louis Magazine's award for Best Restaurant On a Budget in 2012 and an honorable mention as one of Sauce Magazine's favorite restaurants to impress out-of-towners. Described as "luscious" by Sauce Magazine reviewers, the café's ice-cream creations skew toward adults. They may be topped with hand-crafted sauces or blended into champagne floats and eclectic ice-cream martinis. On the menu, these sweets converge with a panoply of vintage cocktails and playful café dishes that include hot roast-beef melts and a turkey BLT "so good you might cry."

The retro cuisine meshes perfectly with the vintage-inspired decor, highlighted by walls of hand-painted midnight-blue murals. Black and white tile floors spread out from a wooden bar lit with art deco-style hanging lamps, much like the kind F. Scott Fitzgerald described in his unpublished novella about Gatsby's electrician. And yet the restaurant's eclectic design isn't limited to the dining space—The Fountain won Cintas' America's Best Restroom Award in 2010.

3037 Locust St
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. As the shop’s reputation grew, so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&Ms, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies, and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real show-stoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.

1495 Saint Louis Galleria
Saint Louis,
MO
US

In 1927, thousands of feet above the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was shielded from the elements only by the Spirit of St. Louis' thin linen covering. His eyes, though, boasted much sturdier protection on that historic flight—a custom pair of goggles designed by brothers A.P. and August Erker. More than 80 years and four generations later, the Erker name still stands behind high-quality optics.

Jack Erker Jr., great-grandson of August, presides over the business's two present-day locations, which have also played their part in adorning famous eyes. During Jack's tenure, Will Smith, John Goodman, and Shaquille O'Neal have all stopped in to swap needlepoint tips and grab a pair of stylish frames, which are sourced from Italian and German design houses, as well as his own manufacturing division, Studio Optyx.

28 Maryland Plz
Saint Louis,
MO
US