Spring Garden Bakery and CoffeeHouse's menu has freshly baked delights to satisfy an entire family's sweet teeth (a cherry pie costs $10.95) and single-serve treats to brighten any individual's lonesome morning crawlmute (a classically-folded apple turnover costs $2.10). Coffeehouse traditionalists relish scones, which are served in seven varieties including blueberry and cinnamon pecan ($2.10), paired with a hot-off-the bean latte ($2.55–$3.99) or a cup of Counter Culture Coffee ($1.55–$1.86). To complete its breakfast bonanza, Spring Garden also bakes up a variety of jumbo cookies, bars, and brownies every single diurnal rotation ($0.99 for a five-inch cookie, $1.87 for jumbo cookies, bars and brownies). Vegans can feel the animal-friendly love with the vegan muffin ($1.79), made with unrefined sugar instead of the stolen dreams of bees, and a bottle of Minute Maid juice, squeezed from tender, juicy baby plants ($1.55).
Tate Street Coffee grinds and brews only the noblest of beans, the fair-trade coffees of Larry's Beans, and serves up classic coffeehouse fare including sandwiches, baked treats, and specialty beverages. If you opt for the $5 deal, pop in any time and grab a steamy mug of fresh-brewed bean juice ($1.35) with a bagel and cream cheese ($2), one of the day's selected muffin flavors ($2), or a glass of locally brewed beer ($2.95). The 334, Tate Street's popular ciabatta sandwich piled with turkey, ham, pepper jack, and baby spinach with a sweet Vidalia onion spread, is served with salsa and chips ($4.95).
The People's Perk is aptly named; the cozy coffee shop not only brings people together in a comfortable, cozy atmosphere, it also showcases the local art that makes Greensboro such a vibrant community. Visitors can enjoy the rich aroma of unique artisan coffees as they survey paintings and crafts by area artists and The People's Perk co-owners Nancy and Karen themselves. But just as Greensboro isn't all about coffee and art, neither is this cafe; it also serves local donuts and gluten-free baked goods.
Selim Oztalay had been having sweet dreams of opening his own Italian gelato shop for many years. Growing up in Germany allowed him to not only be exposed to a variety of cultures, but also a variety of artisan gelato flavors that he missed when he moved to the United States. Hoping to expose American tongues to fine Italian flavors, he opened Gnam Gnam Gelato & Bistro. Named after the Italian saying for "delicious," Gnam Gnam makes visitors say just that with a rotating selection of more than 80 inventive gelato flavors made fresh and onsite daily. Servers heap scoops of the bistro’s namesake treat disguised as eggnog, tiramisu, and Nutella, and the spaghetti gelato reimagines its savory counterpart with vanilla gelato, strawberry syrup, white-chocolate shavings, and a longing for the old country. Those with larger hankerings can be sated with entrees from the full menu which features made-to-order artisan paninis, fresh salads, and combo meals.