The Cupcake Shoppe passes on cake mixes in favor of all-natural ingredients, making cupcakes from scratch daily and hand-decorating each so the presentation matches the taste. The shop doles out its creations individually, or by the half- or full-dozen, and offers to top off bites with different icings, such as cream cheese and caramel whip. For special occasions, customers can have the shop concoct personalized batches, complete with treat boxes and decorative wrappers.
The Coffee Bean (Greensburg) is a beautifully designed cafe located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The Coffee Bean proudly offers Monroe's Coffee which is one of only 4 "USDA Organic Certified" roasters in the state of PA and is hand roasted 10 minutes down the road in Latrobe, PA.
The smoky scent of espresso wafts through Cafe Lola’s sunlit space as its patrons recline in leather armchairs or nibble salads, sandwiches, and hearty breakfast fare. Freshly cut sweet-potato fries accompany sandwiches and paninis, and forks dive into veggie-scapes of salad tossed in house-made dressing. Early risers can savor breakfast paninis and omelets, kicking neurons into action with selections from a gourmet espresso bar. When the weather turns balmy, café loungers can migrate to outdoor seating to enjoy gentle breezes and engage in photosynthesis. According to Plum-Oakmont Patch contributor Mia Feinberg, the café was spearheaded by Fox’s Pizza owner Jim Fox and his wife Deana, who decided to stamp their new endeavor with the name of their 2-year-old daughter. Feinberg also captures the café’s eclectic décor, characterized by oversize cutlery mounted on the wall and mint-colored wallpaper with inky designs that evoke a Victorian aesthetic.
Nancy Pursh set aside a 20-year career as an administrative assistant to pursue her life’s passion by operating a Victorian-style tearoom. Within a stately Springdale home, she hosts refined afternoon-tea services, pouring gently steeped cupfuls of loose tea that she personally selects from local merchants. Now joined by chef Brian Boring, she pairs teas with a seasonal selection of housemade sandwiches and baked goods. Relying on handpicked fruits and herbs from the gardens, Brian creates refreshing finger foods to accompany tea, such as almond and coconut macaroons or cinnamon-pear scones. Although the tearoom’s china saucers and lace tablecloths evoke the elegant tearooms of an earlier era, Nancy’s goal was simply to create “a cozy, warm, welcoming house where friends could sit and chat, relaxed and unrushed.” :m]]
At East End Cafe, chefs prepare housemade sandwiches, salads, and soups for both dine-in meals and catered events. The eatery uses fresh, local ingredients and Boar's Head meats to craft a menu stacked with signature items such as strawberry and goat cheese salads and Reubens rich with thousand-island dressing. Patrons can lounge on the outdoor patio while sampling hand-dipped ice-cream cones in the summertime or sit inside amid free WiFi and warm their hands inside a sandwich in the wintertime.