Coffee & Treats in Georgia

Gourmet Popcorn at Savannah Rae's Gourmet Popcorn (Up to 50% Off)

Savannah Rae's Gourmet Popcorn

Multiple Locations

$11 $5.50

250+ flavors of popcorn, including dill pickle, strawberry lemonade, and blueberry cheesecake

$11 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Bubble-Tea Smoothies at Krazy Buffalo's ($20 Value)

Krazy Buffalo's

Sandy Springs

$5 $2.75

Fruity and milky bubble tea smoothies in flavors such as mango-pineapple and peach banana

Eight- or Ten-Inch Ice Cream Cake at Dairy Queen (Up to 50% Off)

DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$23.99 $12

Sweet, playful ice cream cakes made with layers of different toppings, fudge, and DQ's signature soft serve

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for One 32 Oz. Specialty Smoothie at Reload Health Bar & Supplements (Half Off)

Reload Health Bar & Supplements

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Grab 32 oz. smoothies made with 100% real fruit and nutritional supplements

Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at La' Berry Frozen Yogurt Cafe (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

La' Berry Frozen Yogurt Cafe

La Berry Frozen Yogurt

$3 $1.66

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Choose one of fourteen frozen yogurt flavors as a base before filling your cup with toppings like candy, gummies, and fruit

Tea Tasting for Two or Four at ZenTea (Up to 51% Off)

ZenTea

Chamblee

$40 $20

Tea tastings focus on a particular type, such as green or hot-tea lattes, and include 5–6 samples and a dessert

Ice Cream, Sorbet, and Desserts at Jackie's Ice Creams (Up to 50% Off)

Jackie's Ice Creams

Mableton

$20 $11

Ice-cream and sorbet flavors can be custom made

$13 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Loco FroYo Frozen Yogurt ($24 Value)

Loco FroYo Frozen Yogurt

Kedron Village Shopping Center

$6 $3.25

This frozen-yogurt shop offers 12 daily rotating flavors, more than 35 toppings for self-serve treats, and shaved ice with 25 flavors

$6 for $11 Worth of Food — Sweet Beignet Cafe

Sweet Beignet Cafe Douglasville

Douglasville

$11 $6

One Half a Cow burger; add any cheese, bacon, and sweet potato fries

$10 for Five Groupons, Each Good For $4 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Fare at Abundant Grounds Cafe ($20 Value)

Abundant Grounds Cafe

Acworth-Kennesaw

$4 $2

Baristas pour locally-brewed coffee and mix together fruit smoothies at cozy cafe stocked with fresh baked goods and sandwiches

6 or 12 Fried Pies at Goad Barbecue Company (Up to 50% Off)

Goad Barbecue Company

Lawrenceville

$24 $12

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Made fresh daily, fried pies come in flavors such as fudge chocolate pudding, lemon pudding, and peanut butter cup

Coffee Drinks and Ice Cream at World of Coffee and Tea (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

World of Coffee and Tea

Duluth

$6 $3

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Hot espresso drinks and iced concoctions such as blackberry smoothies or frozen chai latte

Frozen Treats and American Food at Dairy Queen (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Dairy Queen

Griffin

$4 $2.20

Classic ice-cream outpost dishes out soft serve decorated with candy, cookies, or fruit

Two Dozen Cupcakes, 8" Round Cake, or Half Sheet Cake at Scrumptious Cakery (50% Off)

Scrumptious Cakery

Atlanta-Decatur

$30 $15

Cupcakes and cakes topped with swirls of buttercream icing come in such flavors as classic butter, carrot, and strawberry

Frozen Custard, Ice Cream, Sundaes & Milkshakes at Berens Frozen Custard (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Berens Frozen Custard

Snellville

$5 $3

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Rich frozen custard made fresh several times a day; shop also sundaes, floats, shakes, and concretes, or custard blended with mix-ins

$7 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $3 Worth of Shaved Ice at Hawaiian Paradice ($15 Total Value)

Hawaiian Paradice

Hiram

$3 $1.40

Shaved ice flavored with Hawaiian concentrates, such as guava, coconut, and pineapple, and embellished with condensed milk or ice cream

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Toward Ice Cream at Bruster's Real Ice Cream ($20 Value)

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

Monroe

$10 $5.50

Staffers fill cones, cups, or sundaes with homemade ice cream that spans the flavor gamut from chocolate Oreo to deep dish apple pie

$12 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Ice Cream at Creamy Treats Ice Cream Parlor ($20 Value)

Creamy Treats Ice Cream Parlor

St. George

$4 $2.40

Sundaes, milkshakes, and banana splits at a neighborhood creamery

$5 for $10 Worth of Café Food and Beverages at Good Karma Coffee House

Good Karma Coffee House

Avondale Estates

$10 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 worth of Italian Ice from Giovanni's Italian Ice ($20 Value)

Giovanni's Italian Ice

Central Park

$5 $2.50

Giovanni's Italian Ice stations its mobile cafe in convenient outdoor locations, giving customers respite from the heat with Italian ice

$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Sputnik's Yogurt ($25 Total Value)

Sputnik's Yogurt

Roswell

$5 $3

Enjoy a large selection of frozen yogurt with sweet, tart, and non-dairy options, as well as more than 50 toppings

$6 for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt — The FroZone

The Frozone

Byron

$10 $6

40% off our great tasting and healthy frozen yogurt!

Baked Goods at Soo Soo Tasty Sweet Boutique (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Soo Soo Tasty Sweet Boutique

Mableton

$5 $3

Bakery creates treats such as cake balls, cupcakes, and full-size cakes, as well as liquor-infused cake balls

One, Two, or Four Dozen Donuts at Ultimate Donuts (Up to 55% Off)

Ultimate Donuts

Lawrenceville

$15.50 $7.50

Savor an ever-changing lineup of donut creations, or stick to classics such as maple bacon, devil's feast, and red velvet

$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for One Juice, Shake, or Smoothie at Soul Vegetarian ($32.50 Value)

Soul Vegetarian

Mechanicsville

$6.50 $3

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Refreshing fruit-juice blends, shakes made with Dream Kream non-dairy ice cream, and smoothies made with fruit, coconut milk, and nut butter

$10 for Four 10 oz. Frozen Yogurts at Yogurt Mountain At Prado

Yogurt Mountain

Atlanta

$18 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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At first, Tin Drum Asia Café's rapid service and bright decor evoke the aromatic street stands of Hong Kong, where founder Steven Chan ate throughout his childhood. The traditional ambiance is no accident—the franchise's name also harks back to a bygone era, when a tin drummer would awaken citizens and regale them with current events as they ate the day’s first meal. The electronic kiosks dotting the café, however, plunk this traditional scene in the middle of a cyberpunk setting. They allow patrons to customize their orders based on taste preferences and nutritional content, accommodating dietary endeavors such as vegetarianism and weight-loss goals.

This merger of technology and urban convention reflects a penchant for edgy ideas that also affects the menu. Items inspired by the culinary techniques of Japan, China, Vietnam, and Thailand share space in the savory catalog, taking the form of street tacos, soups, and mango chicken, a take on the general tso's staple that's sweeter than a syrup-soaked army helmet. Music is the final ingredient that charges the atmosphere. Nation's Restaurant News reports that it typically plays at an energizing 120 beats per minute and was a factor in attracting the café's initial college crowds.

4530 Olde Perimeter Way
Atlanta,
GA
US

What sets the Hungry Howie's Pizza menu apart from other pizza parlors are the flavored-crust options that inject eight ingredients including butter, onion, ranch, and garlic herb into the commonly discarded pizza part. Specialty pizzas include the philly cheesesteak and the Howie Maui with ham, smoked bacon, and pineapple. DIY diners, on the other hand, can add their own toppings and try tasty wings, subs, and Howie bread, which comes in buttered garlic, three cheese, Cajun, and sticky-sweet cinnamon sugar.

Hungry Howie?s Pizza is a franchise that took flight back in 1973, when Jim Hearn converted a hamburger shop into a pizzeria. Since then, Hungry Howie?s remarkable success has forced other pizza franchises to start making their own crusts out of substances other than chipboard, aluminum siding, and old Styx LPs.

7590 Schomburg Rd
Columbus,
GA
US

Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast, as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.

Sonic’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top-five fast-food restaurants in three categories: Best Value Menu, Best Milkshake, and Best Drivethru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through its program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.

4691 HWY 80 East
Savannah,
Georgia
US

From one side, it’s a traditional wedding cake: dainty piped swags swoop across smooth white tiers. But as the quadruple-decker delicacy slowly rotates on its motorized stand, they come into view—fondant zombies. Carnage. Chaos. And, notes Deborah, real buttercream frosting.

This monstrous delicacy is only one example of the heights to which Deborah aims to reach in her quest to personalize cakes. The inveterate baker has frosted life-size guitars with intricately wrought whammy bars, and has solved the logistics of balancing a cake atop a perfect sphere. Each triumph is the result of in-depth consultations with clients. “I have to get to know them, get to know their personality,” says Deborah. Once she has ascertained her client’s style, a sketch and negotiations ensue, and the end result is a centerpiece that harmonizes with the celebration. Along with her careful attention to appearance, Deborah does not shirk taste: 10 pounds of butter and four heaping cups of real vanilla go into her buttercream frosting, which remains as airy and light regardless of the design.

197 Holly Hills Ct
Athens,
GA
US

Craft a rope made of straws and climb the food pyramid with Planet Smoothie's menu as a trusty, yet tasty Sherpa. Thirst quenchers are grouped according to blasts, which range from the protein-rich workout blast to the vitamin-C-loaded immunity blast. For post-gym Planet Smoothie consumption, wrap your muscled eyebrows around a Big Bang, loaded with strawberries, bananas, vanilla, and your choice of protein or workout blast. If you catch a tickle in your throat, breeze through an anti-sick sampling of the Screamsicle, a pineapple-peach concoction with orange juice, yogurt, orange sherbet, and 230 percent of your daily vitamin C. To simultaneously support breast-cancer research and taste buds, sip on the Pink Promise smoothie, a blend high in antioxidants. Smoothies range in size from the after-jog-appropriate 22-ounce ($4.49) to the meal-substituting 44-ounce large ($6.55), and all drinks may be customized or supplemented upon request (try a Merlin's Mix—a protein-packed powder that turns your smoothie into a meal replacement, $2.99 additional). Planet Smoothie uses Pro-Yo, a frozen yogurt that is naturally fat free, low calorie, a friend to the digestive system, and sweetened with Stevia. The Vinings and Midtown locations also offer wheatgrass shots ($1.75–$3.25 for a 1- to 2-ounce shot).

1100 Hammond Drive
Sandy Springs,
GA
US

Sporting a moniker inspired by the owners' daughter, Mia's Cafe (formerly Shelly's Corner Cafe) offers tasty renditions of traditional lunch café favorites. A menu of midday dishes kicks off with portions of lush greenery such as the chicken salad, a half garden salad topped with tomatoes, cheese, croutons, and a heap of tender chicken ($6.50). Kindergarten food critics give rave reviews to the namesake Mia's PB&J ($2.34), while dual-acting parental agents tag along for an assortment of toasted options, including a freshly made chicken salad sandwich ($4.45) or a rye-flanked corn beef Reuben topped with an alliterative array of swiss, sauerkraut, and dressing ($5.50)—all offered on a variety of breads. Carb-evading diners may choose to bundle disorderly toppings of the roasted turkey and swiss, club, or chicken salad into a neatly packed wrap optimized for on-the-go eating ($5.50).

440 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Macon,
GA
US

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