Saxbys Coffee delights taste buds with coffees brewed from small-batch roasted beans. Green coffee beans journey from their country of origin to Saxbys' roasting facility, where the master roaster employs traditional European techniques to carefully roast each small batch of beans, giving them a light, medium, or dark flavor profile.
In-store baristas spice up cups of java with more than 200 flavorings, such as coconut and toasted marshmallow, that imbue brews with an extra kick. Saxbys Coffee is just as meticulous with the environment as it is with its beverages—all of the shop's lids, java jackets, napkins, and cups are 100% recyclable and 100% welcomed by billy goats attempting to curb their tin-can addictions.
Committed to fresh café creations, Jumpstart Java's baristas lovingly craft coffee ($1.50+) espresso ($2.05+), and pastries ($1.25+) for fast-breaking patrons, with espresso artwork gracing the foam surface of select cups. In addition to the bean-brewed beverages, JumpStart also quenches liquid hunger with specialty drinks such as smoothies ($3.50+), tea ($1.50+), and hot-chocolate concoctions ($2.45+) made to order.
Located within the Pendleton Art Center, Mockingbirds serves up classic American food and locally roasted, fair-trade, organic beans brewed into what Think Middletown called "some of the best coffee in the city." In the kitchen, cooks simmer mushroom-brie or Wisconsin-cheese soups, layer sandwiches with cranberry and grape-laced chicken salad, and roast authentic pork carnitas for Taco Tuesdays. Diners can also stop by on weekends for a buffet of comfort food, including pot roast and mashed potatoes. A spacious interior and free WiFi make Mockingbirds an inviting spot to hang out, though a bicyclist can deliver the eatery's fare on two wheels during the warmer months.
This locally owned, Hollywood-themed eatery boasts an all-star cast of belly fillers named after classic films such as The Godfather, Rocky, and Steven Spielberg's early all-kitten rendition of Un Chien Andalou. Star City is known for its steamed hoagies, ranging from the Little Miss Sunshine's heartwarming pairing of ham and swiss ($5.50 for a whole) to the deluxe Top Gun's action-packed layers of ham, turkey, bacon, provolone, and power balladry ($6.50 for a whole). If your stomach grumbles with Fellini-esque machismo, play the director and hand-pick the bread, meat, cheese, and veggie players in your epicurean ensemble ($5.50–$6.50 for a whole customized hoagie). Round out your repast by adding a homemade side of potato salad, coleslaw, or soup ($1.95 each) to your personal craft-services platter.
Outside of swimming laps in chocolate syrup, smoothies at Smoothie King are the tastiest way to improve health. Smoothie King smoothies combine fresh fruit, natural juices, and more than 70 flavors, each of which focus on achieving one of seven nutritional goals. Try an antioxidant-rich Pomegranate Punch with pomegranate, bananas, blueberries, apple juice, soy protein, and turbinado sugar to stay healthy. Weight-conscious en-smuthiasts can trim down and float away with the Celestial Cherry High, packed with bananas, black cherry, papaya, turbinado sugar, and honey, and unpacked with fat. You can also customize any smoothie by adding enhancers or “make it skinny” by cutting out the honey and turbinado sugar. Though not covered by this Groupon, each smoothie can be further customized by special nutritional enhancers ($0.99/each).
Almond poppy seed bread drenched in orange glaze. Carrot cake chock-full of walnuts and cream cheese. Shortbread coated in pecans and peach preserve. These handcrafted goodies share one key element in common, aside from deliciousness: no gluten.
Retaining the taste of classic baked goods with the use of gluten-free ingredients is the primary goal of Sinfully Gluten-Free owner Heather Zook. She's achieved it according to the Dayton City Paper, which lauds her cakes as "just as good, if not even more sticky and fudgy, than you’d find in any non-gluten-free bakery." The paper likewise praises Sinfully Gluten-Free's pizza, which cooks top with ingredients such as a house blend of pizza sauce and Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce.
When Soyo Yogurt owner Susan Hammock Hollon had her first taste of frozen yogurt 30 years ago, she found her future. As a collegiate runner, she loved having a guilt-free treat after races, so she teamed up with her husband Kevin to share a smorgasbord of premium flavor combinations. Soyo's frozen yogurt machines steadily churn out swirls of georgia peach, pomegranate raspberry, cherry chocolate, and other confections that customers can bury beneath layers of toppings. Soyo Yogurt also shares the frozen love with man's best friend on Yo-pup Mondays, offering a complimentary treat to every dog that walks in their door.