Great Harvest Bread Co.’s bakers craft a heart-healthy assortment of whole-grain breads and baked goods using freshly ground flour. Each month, a newly designed menu allows the team to employ the season's freshest ingredients and harvest the warmest loaves from bread-bearing trees, including cinnamon-raisin swirl, white chocolate cranberry swirl, and Asiago sourdough.
The Fixx keeps the caffeinated in control with a slate of locally roasted, fair-trade organic coffee. Fire up your morning motor with classic drip coffee ($1.50–$1.90), available with free refills, or opt for more lavish day igniters, such as a latte ($2.55–$3.45) or a mocha ($2.85–$3.75). For Revolutionary War re-enactors seeking authentic beverages in between recreations of the battles of Bunker Hill and Endor, The Fixx serves up hot tea ($2.25), and a muffin ($2.25) or a bagel with cream cheese ($1.95) hits the spot like Hideo Nomo at a knock-down-the-bottles carnival game. Other delicious eats include breakfast burritos ($4.25) and boxed lunches containing a sandwich or breakfast burrito, a soda or water, chips, and a cookie ($6).
Wielding her grandmother's cast-iron skillet, Dhonda and her team of confection crafters use high-quality ingredients to hand make each bundle of butter toffee. Customers can surprise their Valentines or first-grade math teachers with one of more than six ever-evolving flavors, such as caramel cashew, almond-butter toffee, or peanut-butter pretzel sea salt ($5/0.25 lb.), which marries a duo of classic afterschool snacks around a toffee crux. Taste buds reminisce about summer wrestling matches with bears after biting into Campfire Treats ($5/0.25 lb.), a candy infused with feathery marshmallow and crunchy graham crackers. Diners can also turn mouths away from milk chocolate with an experimental Dhondalicious flavor, including white-chocolate cream-cheese peppermint ($5/0.25 lb.), which offers a cool finish on a caramelized sugar treat.
Lucy's brews strong cups of organic, fair-trade coffee and a sizable selection of espressos. The espresso con panna, topped with a spoonful of whipped cream, can be dolloped on a chin to form a thick, Marx-esque beard. But latte lovers can forget foam mustaches, because Lucy's take on the milky drink has little or no foam. Caffeine-complementary pastries are abundant at Lucy's, and breakfast items, such as a croissandwich with bacon and cheese ($4.25), make any morning manageable. By lunchtime, Lucy's unveils a host of sandwiches, wraps, and paninis.
Sugar Rush Cupcakery's bakers sweeten birthdays, wedding days, and days ending with “day” with cupcakes, cookies, cheesecakes, and gooey cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven. Greeted by a cocoa-colored interior embellished with neon pinks, limes, and purples, mouths can chew mexican-chocolate mini cakes, demolish fluffy peaks of maple buttercream sprinkled with bacon morsels atop maple-cupcake terrain, or try seasonal items such as gourmet brittle and fudge.