Coffee & Treats in Glassmanor

Up to 55% Off Cupcake Class or Cupcakes

Multiple Locations

$42 $19

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Classes teach cupcake-decorating techniques; cupcake flavors range from red velvet to cookies 'n' cream with Oreo buttercream

Up to 53% Off at Artfully Chocolate

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Classes teach students the history of chocolate or how to pair it with wine; Sip chocolaty drinks inspired by the careers of famous women

Up to 50% Off Sweet Themez

Adams Morgan

$32 $16

Medley of cupcakes mingles sweet & sour lemon with sweet potato, red velvet, tres leches & peach crowned with ganache, frosting & preserves

49% Off Beverages

Washington

$19.75 $10

Café pours out espresso, crafts lattes using organic and soy milks, and blends fruit smoothies

$8 at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

Georgetown

$16 $8

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Cooking apothecary houses shelves of gourmet spices, cooking herbs, naturally flavored salts, infused sugars, and loose-leaf teas

Pinkberry – 50% Off Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Refreshing premium frozen yogurt made with nonfat, hormone-free milk and crowned with fresh fruit cut daily and gourmet toppings

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Pinkberry

Clarendon - Courthouse

$10 $5

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Frozen yogurt includes seasonal flavors such as pomegranate or chocolate hazelnut; greek yogurt, shakes, and waffle cones

Up to 51% Off Espresso and Pastries at The Curious Grape

Fairlington - Shirlington

$31.90 $16

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Seasonal pastries and 12-ounce lattes, chai lattes, or cappuccinos made using hand-pulled espresso and local organic milk

$5 for Frozen Yogurt at Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Falls Church

$10 $5

A rotating selection of more than 50 self-serve frozen-yogurt flavors topped with goodies of your choice

Up to 57% Off at Cold Stone Creamery

Largo

$10 $6

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Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

Cold Stone Creamery – 50% Off Frozen Sweets

College Park

$10 $5

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Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

Lebanese Taverna Cafe – Up to 40% Off Lebanese Cuisine

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

Lebanese cuisine such as falafel, chicken shawarma sandwiches, and sampler platters of tabouleh, hummus, and kibbeh

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To say Capital Teas’ founders, Manelle and Peter Martino, know tea might be a bit of an understatement. Fifth-generation tea merchant Manelle’s great-great-grandfather, Francis Van Reyk, was a Dutch tea planter who immigrated in the 1870s to present-day Sri Lanka, where he planted and managed the Diyagama Tea Estate, from which the Martinos now source their Great Grandfather’s tea. Manelle’s family has been in the tea trade ever since, a tradition she has carried to her own specialty tea business, which has boutique locations throughout the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland area. Additionally, Peter has become a popular speaker at World Tea Expos, where he frequently educates and inspires the tea world.

In addition to tea from Sri Lanka, Capital Teas carries more than 200 loose teas and herbal infusions from 18 countries including India, China, Japan, Malawi, and Kenya. A sniffing wall dispenses wafts of black, oolong, and green teas, and knowledgeable employees drift around the store’s tasting stations to explain each flavor’s nuances.

Capital Teas also pairs customers with accompaniments such as teapots, infusers, treats, and artisanal honey. In-store patrons may sample free tea samples—which are brewed fresh daily—while online purchasers receive a free sample with every order.

145 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill,
MD
US

CakeLove's baking staff, led by owner and Food Network's Sugar Rush host Warren Brown, specializes in cupcakes and cakes, baking batches from scratch daily with fresh, natural butter, sugar, eggs, and more. Each location's rotating selection of vanilla, chocolate, red-velvet, banana, carrot, and pumpkin cake bases is smothered with a variety of flavored buttercreams. Chocoholics can silence grumbling sweet tooths with creative concoctions like Cynthia's sin (chocolate cake dipped in chocolate ganache, topped with peanut butter buttercream, drizzled with chocolate and caramel, and sprinkled with candied peanuts), while those longing for a tropical getaway can abduct their tongue to a farflung locale with the lime on the coconut (shredded coconut and lime zest on a vanilla cupcake with lime buttercream). Cupcakes are $3.25 each,
 $19.50 for a half dozen,
 and $39 for a baker's dozen. Other sweet forms of gourmet baked goods ($2–$5), as well as the bakery's six-inch to 12-inch layer cakes ($25–$130), can sugary-up birthdays or candy-coat a van full of Shriner cars.

160 National Plaza
Fort Washington,
MD
US

Since opening their first location in 1996, Robeks' associates and franchise owners across the country have been passionate about the benefits of healthier eating, and what they can do to help guests maintain active and healthy lifestyles, all through portable smoothies. Customers can step up to the counter and order from a menu of fresh, premium ingredients in unique, made-to-order combinations. Robeks Premium Fruit Smoothies aims to create innovative ways to reach the daily recommended 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables without compromising on flavor. Each Robeks Premium Fruit Smoothies location makes a concerted effort to support the neighborhood it resides in, through local organizations, such as Save the Children.

5824 Kingstowne Ctr
Alexandria,
VA
US

Swing's caffeine artisans craft signature blends of globally sourced, locally roasted java that have garnered a bouquet of awards and accolades, including a spot on Zagat's Buzz-Worthy Coffee Options in DC list. Fill thirsty mugs with a craft-roasted blend such as the Diplomat ($14/lb.), a dark brew that deftly negotiates sweet notes of baking chocolate into bold sips that evoke sensory portraits of leather and pipe tobacco. The Nicaraguan Los Papales ($16/lb.) teems with vanilla and malt flavors, and the Espresso 90 ($14/lb.) jolts sleepy gray matter awake with a Northern Italian roast with notes of cherry, pomegranate, and “Reveille.”

501 E Monroe Ave
Alexandria,
VA
US

Food and wine make for a great tag-team duo, assuaging stress while filling the belly with scrumptious sustenance. At GRAPE + BEAN, patrons can sample wines, small plates, and large plates to satisfy the pickiest of sippers and tasters. A knowledgeable staff helps customers pick out palate-soothing drinks and eats amid an inviting atmosphere that features original brick walls, exposed beams, and rustic wood finishes. Sample tasty bites off the lunch, brunch, or dinner menus, which offer selections such as the rosemary ham with melted aged gruyere ($11), truffled egg toast ($12.50), and duck confit with white-bean casserole ($22). Or, opt for smaller plates, such as artichoke with pecorino, fresh mint, and basil ($9) and organic heirloom tomato with serrano ham ($9).

118 S Royal St
Alexandria,
VA
US

Five Yahoo! Local users give St. Elmo's Coffee Pub a 4.5-star average, Yelpers give 3.5, and 71% of Urbanspooners like it:

2300 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria,
VA
US