Coffee & Treats in Holyoke

$10 for $20 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at The Nerdy Spoon

The Nerdy Spoon

Springfield

$20 $10

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

$12 for $24 Worth of Desserts at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Frog

East Longmeadow

$8 $4

75 frozen-yogurt flavor combinations, such as cake batter, sweet coconut, and peanut butter

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Fare at 226 Jazz Art Java ($24 Value)

226 Jazz Art Java

Windsor

$6 $3

Cappuccinos, espressos, and other coffee drinks match with breakfast sandwiches and pastries in cafe that celebrates local art and music

$15 for $30 Worth of Organic, Fair Trade Coffee, and Locally Made Ice Cream

Harvest Country Store

West Hartford

$30 $15

Organic and fair-trade coffee, which can be topped with vegan-friendly syrup, pairs with ice cream from a local supplier

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at S&S Sweet Treats ($20 Value)

S&S Sweet Treats

Torrington

$10 $5.50

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Sundaes feature ice-cream flavors such as cappuccino crunch, moose tracks, and oatmeal cookie, alongside a menu of soups and sandwiches

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Smoothies and Juices at Nu Cafe ($20 Value)

Nu Cafe

Worcester

$5 $3

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Neighborhood cafe serves fresh smoothies, juices & coffee drinks with free Wi-Fi; craft beer, wine, & made-to-order food served after 5 p.m.

Sandwich Meal for Two or Italian-American Fusion and Pastries at Avventura Deli (Up to 58% Off)

Avventura Deli

Waterbury

$23.66 $10

New York Times-lauded shop serves thick lasagna in homemade sauce, paninis, and gelato made fresh daily

$3 for $5 Worth of Milk Shakes — Scoops Ice Cream

Scoops Ice Cream

Southington

$5 $3

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

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes or Two Vouchers for Coffee and Baked Goods at Stella's Custom Cakes (Up to 56% Off)

Stella's Custom Cakes

Stella's Custom Cakes

$18 $8

Flavors ranging from a strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and a lemon curd filling to a marble cake with coconut buttercream

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Food and Drinks at Sudbury Coffee Works ($20 Value)

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

$5 $3

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Rich, imported coffees roasted on site, including more than 50 custom flavor blends, paired with fresh pastries, soups, and sandwiches

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Fro-Yo at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt ($24 Value)

Sweet Frog

Guilford

$6 $3

21 frozen-yogurt flavors including sweet coconut and georgia peach; available in gelato, low-fat, fat free, non-dairy & gluten-free options

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The Republican and the blog Cloudy with a Chance of Sun both featured Dancing Dog Café. Also, three Yelpers give it a perfect five-star rating.

191 High St
Holyoke,
MA
US

We sell two types of mini-donuts. Hot, fresh donuts, topped with cinnamon-sugar, made while you watch, and specialty donuts that are hand decorated every morning with a variety of toppings.

50 Holyoke St
Holyoke,
MA
US

In Captain Jack’s kitchen, the crew assembles a concise menu. With the fryer bubbling and the scent of salt and oil in the air, the cooks prepare fresh scallops, whole-belly clams, all-natural beef, free-range chicken, and hand-cut french fries. The menu appears selective because it is. They use only humanely treated animals from regional farms to make their house-made burgers and hot dogs, and all their veggies come from local purveyors who practice sustainable farming. In fact, everything at the roadside shack is so fresh that they don’t even own a freezer, which assures their ingredients are served in a timely fashion and that penguins never claim squatter’s rights.

232 Northampton St
Easthampton,
MA
US

Crepes Tea House is a cozy, sun-drenched eatery that offers homemade crepes, more than 100 varieties of tea, and Eastern European specialty dishes for every meal of the day. As customers sink into one of the cafe's big, plush couches, artisan chefs make savory crepes with beef, pork, and turkey, or sweet ones with fresh fruit, warm chocolate, or honey. Items such as zucchini, potato, or farm-cheese pancakes and Polish sausage are served at breakfast, while lunch sees plates of Siberian pelmeni dumplings packed with ground beef and stacked to form a wall that can be seen from space. At dinner, the restaurant's chefs glaze fresh salmon with honey and pan-fry whitefish and tuna cutlets until golden brown. Whether patrons carry a conversation at one of the eatery’s tables for a full meal, or settle at the sleek bar for a quick cup of tea or coffee, the teahouse’s vibrant orange walls and floor-to-ceiling windows make for a comfortable experience.

261 Union St
West Springfield,
MA
US

Voted the best place to see live theater in the Valley Advocate's 2011 readers' poll, the Majestic Theater envelops audiences in compelling stagings starring local thespians. In the midst of the Majestic's summer season, Two by Two juxtaposes the dramatic and comedic sides of Massachusetts playwright Steve Henderson by showing a pair of his enthralling one-act plays back-to-back. Theater-goers get a peek at the ins and outs of the fictional Morse brothers' complex relationship in Morse Code—a case study of universal truths about fraternity, such as the fact that it's more entertaining for others when siblings argue in public. The Gravedigger's Gift riffs on two grave-digging characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet, extracting comedy from the dour business of burying the deceased.

131 Elm Street
West Springfield,
MA
US

McKinney and Burbach Tavern serves up a menu of hearty pub fare. Start off with an appetizer such as dragon (chicken) wings, served plain, buffalo style, or slathered in barbecue sauce, with spice-stifling celery and blue cheese ($8); or choose skewers with your choice of pork or chicken, or a combination of each, served grilled on a shrunken hunting spear ($9). For dinner, choose a traditional pub entree such as the great all-american burger with lettuce, tomato, and onion lounging on a mattress of ground beef served on a roll with a side of fries or M&B slaw ($7), or a more exotic favorite such as the chicken caesar a parmesan cheese-ordained courtship of grilled chicken and romaine lettuce nobly drizzled in caesar dressing and served on a roll or in edible wrapping paper ($8). To appease the hoggishly persnickety circumvallate papillae taste buddies, McKinney and Burbach will be expanding their pub menu after the New Year.

1127 Main St
Springfield,
MA
US