Sunshine Bakery specializes in brightening dreary days with tastes far more delightful than the invasive ultraviolet spectrum. In a simply decorated, homey environment that relies less on bells and whistles and more on smells and deliciousles, the bakery’s staff of local pastriespeople whip up towering stacks of fresh cookies, gourmet cupcakes, and intricate event cakes every day. Choose from a variety of cupcake flavors for your six handheld delights (a $12 value). Classics such as red velvet and vanilla bean are available alongside orange poppyseed and the house specialty Andes mint, a white-based cupcake containing a flavorful burst of Andes chocolate-mint decadence. The iced cookies (a $10 value for six) are made fresh every day and iced in icing, not actual ice, which no longer exists outside of a small glacier cave in the Appalachian Mountains.
Whether with a Super Mario Kart–themed birthday cake, a holiday cake shaped like a pile of wrapped gifts, or cupcakes with perfectly swirled buttercream frosting, the bakers at Let Them Eat Cake turn dessert into edible works of art. They create personalized designs for cupcakes and cakes to suit any occasion, such as weddings, holidays, or birthday parties. They also ship cakes to customers outside of the area, ensuring their safety with layers of bubble packaging, plastic wrap, and a bodyguard who rides along inside the box.
Coffee is not generally known for giving back to the community, particularly the coffee you toss into the faces of unsuspecting coworkers each morning. Today's Groupon starts your morning off on a more philanthropic note: for $10, you get 10 regular-sized cups of specialty coffee and tea drinks at Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company in Fletcher Place. Redeem your Groupon for a 10-drink punch card and use it at your leisure over the next six months. You can get up to four cups of coffee per visit, in case you don't have time to sleep that week. Your weekly coffee circle will blush with envy as they admire your contentedly caffeinated countenance.
Nobody needs 57 baristas preparing their morning coffee. Choose quality over industrial-scale efficiency with today’s Groupon: $5 gets you $12 worth of coffee, breakfast, and lunch at Ah Barista, the downtown coffee and sandwich joint located right across from the RCA Dome. The brainchild of Ryan Stonebraker, Ah Barista is a departure from the usual coffee and sandwich chain gangs, offering a locally owned alternative that serves up quality food and coffee to the neighborhood.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Earth House Café is operated by Earth House Collective, a group of activists, artists, and musicians dedicated to bolstering the local and global community with culture and wellness. Its 12-ounce, all-organic coffees are locally roasted by Bjava Coffee and always French pressed, ensuring a thicker, more flavorful brew, with some sediment. Café connoisseurs can slurp the sweet, floral notes of the Guatemala roast ($2.50), the heavy, earthy tones of Papua New Guinea ($2.50), or the full-bodied heft of Sumatra ($2.95).