Sarah Riefke took her first cake-decorating class in 2008. Instantly hooked, she soon became a decorating instructor herself, eventually enrolling as a student in the prestigious French Pastry School in Chicago. She went on to start Sweeter Than The Rest, where she has created a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty cakes and three-dimensional masterpieces that are nearly too pretty to eat, but just pretty enough to chew on.
The vibe at Sleeping Moon Cafe suits many personalities as it transitions from a quiet, low-key café to a venue where local musicians can share their tunes. During the sunshiny hours of the day, the dining room serves as the perfect spot to get work done. Guests can sip on Italian sodas or Americanos as they study, or balance typing with eating vegan burgers or ham-and-apple paninis. As the day goes on, guests begin to socialize more. Friends talk as they share appetizers such as the stuffed grape leaves or slices of gala apples served with Nutella. But as the first band of the evening begins to play, the mood shifts to a more mellow tone. Musicians strumming guitars, artwork hanging on the walls, and dim lighting create the ideal backdrop for dates, or hiding the fact that you're wearing the same fruit hat as someone else.
The helpful staff at Menchie’s grants visitors the sweet-tooth independence to assemble their own glacial delights, streamlining the complicated art of frozen yogurt consumption into three simple steps: mix, weigh, and pay. Choose from a rotating menu of 14 flavors, including chocolate cake, red velvet cake, pistachio, and pomegranate tart, and then accessorize the chilly masterpiece with a choice of dozens of toppings, such as fresh fruit, candy-bar pieces, fudge and caramel sauces, and Oreos with compound fractures. Crammed cups or cones are weighed (regularly $0.44/oz.), scores are settled, and cheerful taste buds skip off to enjoy frosty spoonfuls. Health-conscious consumers can try low-fat, kosher, nondairy, and no-sugar-added options. Packed with live active yogurt cultures, each cup or cone acts as a Trojan horse of protein and calcium that can lower cholesterol, boost wilting immune systems, and topple legendary walled empires.
Established in 1947 ~ Kilwin's has earned a reputation for its quality products and excellent service. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, our products are a pleasure to sell, and we delight in seeing our customers' enjoyment of them. Growing quickly, Kilwin's is now bringing the experience to Winter Park, FL!
Häagen-Dazs's scoopers have been dishing out rich, creamy ice cream forged from distinctive ingredients from around the world for more than 50 years. Guests can choose from more than 25 ice-cream flavors, including classics such as vanilla, coffee, and butter pecan and limited-edition flavors such as bananas foster, blueberry crumble, and leather messenger bag. Defy calendars by spooning a regular sundae any day of the week, sprinkled in your choice of topping ($5.30). Slurp a belgian chocolate milkshake ($5.60), or perk up dozing taste buds with a Baristo frozen espresso ($5.75). For layered flavor, try one of five specialty Dazzlers, which are loaded with three scoops of ice cream and three stratums of crunchy toppings ($6.20).
One of the largest locally owned gourmet coffee and tea shops in the U.S., Barnie's offers more than 50 different gourmet coffees with 15 delectable flavors. Barnie's typically brews four different fresh coffees each day, and a ballroom of smoothies and lattes waltzes alongside mochas, espressos, and cappuccinos. Sit and sip a freshly brewed cup ($1.59+) or begin hoarding bags of pre-ground or whole-bean specialties such as Santa's White Christmas ($9.49/12 oz.)—a combination of Barnie's blended coffee with hints of coconut, sweet caramel, and vanilla guaranteed to keep you alert during the season when homes are most vulnerable to invasion by diabolically generous bearded elves. Recently unfrozen British cavemen can warm up with signature teas such as organic raspberry truffle and white-ginger peach, while all others can hose down tongue gardens with summer specials such as the Barnie Palmer ($2.29–$2.59), a blend of strawberry iced tea and mango lemonade.