Brewing their own line of beans and building sandwiches and salads behind the bar, the staff of Jammin Java relieves coffee cravings as well as hunger pangs. The espresso machine whirs to life as baristas steam milk to create lattes, cappuccinos, and puffy foam clouds shaped like manatees. Stop by in the morning for pastries. In the afternoons and evenings, you can munch on sandwiches stuffed with roast beef, hickory turkey, and fresh, crispy veggies.
Shiloh's Restaurant's homestyle fare is born of the love and dedication of several generations of restaurateurs. The Hermann and Rodgers families have more than 50 years' experience in the kitchen, and although they're retired, entrepreneurial pros Grandma Ethel and Great-Grandma Gladys still oversee the recipe book to ensure quality.
Following these thoroughly scrutinized instructions, chefs cook up a well-rounded menu of all-day country breakfasts, meaty sandwiches, and pan-fried country steak. At tables, Shiloh's signature housemade rolls are always on hand to sop up leftover homestyle gravy and goulash. And to ensure that no mouth is left unfed, chefs also serve up their piping-hot comfort food to offices, parties, and the hungry families of vacationing grandmothers.
Frosted Tops' miniature cakes are an art form—a delicious fusion of creative flavors and eye-catching designs. Mini, regular, and jumbo-size cupcakes appeal to all appetites, their buttercream frostings mixing with seasonal and everyday flavors. Cupcake shots come with a small shot cup in the center, allowing pairings of beverages with each cake, such as milk with Oreo cupcakes and Bailey’s with chocolate-espresso cake. Cupcake bouquets bloom with rose-like toppings of frosting, reminiscent of flowers not only in their appearance but in their fleeting nature and ability to attract swarms of bees. The bakers also mix up batches of whoopie pies and cake pops and can ship or deliver their divine desserts.
Waves of warmth ripple out from the oven, softening pale whorls of cream-cheese frosting and curlicues of caramel syrup. Sheila, the baker, bustles among miniature confections, sprinkling fistfuls of oreo crumbs, pressing candied pecans into frosting, and making sure that the cupcakes are not just actual cakes off in the distance. Colorful paper wrappers cradle the sweets, which are forged with pumpkin batter, chocolate cake, butter-pecan dough, and spice cake with apple-pie filling.
Open from 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Paradise Donuts serves sugary donuts, pastries, and cinnamon buns to give patrons a sweet start to their day. The donuts come with sprinkles, chocolate glaze, or creamy centers to fulfill cravings of every type. For a more savory treat, chomp down on a sausage roll paired with a mug of steaming coffee.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Our most popular flavors are Chocolate Cream (like a hostess cupcake from childhood complete with cream filling), Red Velvet (classic southern inspired flavor with sweet cream cheese frosting), and Lemon (the perfect combination of sweet vanilla and tart lemon). No matter which flavor you choose, you'll recognize why we have become known for the best cupcake in Tulsa—moist cake and authentic flavors.
Décor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your décor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
Smallcakes is a bright and peaceful place to relax and enjoy a freshly baked cupcake and cold glass of milk. Pink, orange, white, and brown are the main colors for the interior decor. [We also have] free wifi and outdoor seating, [and we're] located near the Oklahoma Aquarium and the famous downtown Jenks antique shopping.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menu features over 20 flavors of freshly baked jumbo sized cupcakes every day. We bake in small batches so that you know you are getting a fresh cupcake all day long. Smallcakes Founder Jeff Martin has competed on Cupcake Wars and has been featured on the Food Network as well as The View. Whoopi Goldberg says Smallcakes is her favorite for a classic Red Velvet cupcake.
Cuisine Type: Cupcake Bakery
Reservations: Not necessary
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Cupcakes
Delivery / Take-out: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes