Founded nearly 25 years ago on a frozen foundation of nonporous, 5-degree granite, Cold Stone Creamery has blossomed into a nationally recognized ice-cream parlor distinguished by its daily creations of sweet treats. Fruit, nuts, and candy collaborate with ice-cream flavors such as french vanilla, sweet cream, and cake batter to manifest a signature sundae or a personalized creation made to match customers' tastes and 5th-birthday-party footage. Smoothies and shakes sate sippers, and fruity sorbets, nonfat ice creams, and tangy frozen yogurt satisfy the need for healthy indulgences.
The staff at Fro-Yo Yogurt oversees an expansive, self-serve dessert bar teeming with 15 rotating frozen yogurts and more than 70 toppings. Guests swirl low-fat, dairy-free, and sugar-free yogurts into their cups, burying such gourmet flavors as pistachio, pumpkin pie, and chocolate in as many toppings as they like. Spoons clatter in dishes of fruits and candies, ideal for topping the desserts or putting into your gas tank if you have a crush on a mechanic. Ice sings against glasses and steam hisses as baristas in the shop craft cappuccinos, macchiatos, and smoothies, as well as tea drinks and indulgent dessert-inspired coffee frappes.
Each morning, the cooks at Mary's Cuban Kitchen & Bakery bake fresh pastries filled with ham, cheese, and guava, and grill breakfast sandwiches to serve with café con leche or freshly squeezed orange juice. Later in the day, they stack Cuban-style sandwiches with ham, cheese, and crunchy pickles. There's a different specialty on each weekday: Fridays, for example, bring a tender oxtail stew.