The Flying Joe has the BEST coffee in the area! NO ONE compares to our prodigious customer service and ‘Cheers’ atmosphere. With 4 + years THE FLYING JOE is growing daily as the area’s PREMIER coffee house! We were voted "Best Coffee Shop" Runner Up in Toledo!
Aromas from The Doughnut Box’s 34 flavors of fresh, daily baked donuts undulate across the eatery’s cozy dining room as diners peruse a tidy menu of breakfast and lunch fare. Crackerjack bakers bring 20 years of know-how to their sugary handiworks, conjuring oval-shaped persians, cream-filled pastries, and a selection of powdered wedding rings for on-the-go grooms ($0.89 for a single, $4.49 for a half dozen). Fluffy eggs anchor breakfast sandwiches ($1.35+) adorned with gooey cheese and sizzling turkey sausage, and cookies and bagels tide stomachs over until lunch, when diners can wrap mitts around a hearty corned-beef sandwich ($3.99) or see how many bagels they can fit on a WWII-era saber. As customers ingest and imbibe, the shop’s free WiFi allows them to send important emails or hunt down the Tooth Fairy’s contact information. An online order form facilitates leisurely donut selection from home, balanced out by speedy pickup at the shop’s convenient drive-through window.
Over the course of its 176-year history, The Commercial Building has purportedly been a stop on the Underground Railroad, a route for bootleggers during Prohibition, and a watering hole for Abraham Lincoln, who prosecuted cases at the nearby courthouse. Situated on the first floor of the building, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Dégagé Jazz Café draws contemporary crowds with its combination of live music and French-inspired cuisine.
Chef Jacob Jacobsen, a Toledo native and French Culinary Institute grad, crafts seasonal menus inspired by French and New American cooking. Dishes range from salads with locally grown apples and pears to slow-braised baby-back ribs and wet-aged rib-eye steaks. Other entrees incorporate sustainable seafood, including wild, line-caught Atlantic king salmon and local walleye from Port Clinton Fisheries. Servers carry dishes to weathered wooden booths inside the club-like dining room or float them onto its outdoor patio via attached mini-parachutes.
Blossoming from the original Pennywise, established in 1969, Expresso Car Wash now shoos dirt form begrimed automobiles at six convenient lube-and-detail facilities. Upholding a focus on swift service, mechanics perform quick 10-minute oil changes, towel off 12-minute full details, and scrub cloths on their eight-minute abs. As environmental stewards, the detailing staff carts off all used water to a water-treatment facility and uses fewer chemicals than home washings tend to.
Each vehicle's aesthetic and under-the-hood beauty gets continual boosts with additional services, including air-conditioner and timing-belt repair and transmission flushes. When they are not pampering autos, the Expresso staff lends philanthropic support to nonprofits, including local schools, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and teenage cars saving up for a new driver.
The rich aromas of freshly brewing coffee permeates Biggby Coffee. Baristas blast water over specially micro-roasted beans, emitting a robust aroma as blasts and producing delicious cups of espresso. The alchemy results in Biggby Coffee’s signature drinks such as their caramel and butterscotch Butter Bear latte. In addition to coffee, they serve freshly steeped teas, Creme Freeze smoothies, and hot or frozen hot chocolate. Solid foods such as fruit cups and baked goods fuel guests for hot coffee chugging contests.