Royal Scoop FMB provides a break from the heat at its location on Fort Myers Beach. Thirty-five flavors of homemade ice cream—such as family-recipe pumpkin pie, southern pecan, cherry vanilla, and espresso chip—chill palates. The staff also whips scoops into shakes, malts, and floats, and piles them high with toppings to create sweet sundaes. They even take their creations on the go and deliver to homes, offices, and igloo-construction companies that run out of snow.
Repurposed wooden furniture and hung coffee bean bags lend Sweet Magnolias Coffeehouse & Marketplace an appropriately trendy and creative ambiance. The café offers a simple menu to pair with its choice coffee bar creations; blue cheese wedge salads, bagels with cream cheese, or sweet belgian waffles made with coconut sugar, fresh berries, and raw, local honey. Swing by on Saturday evenings to indulge in their weekly chocolate buffet.
Coffee Creations brews invigorating cups of coffee from Kona blends, Colombian Supremo beans, and Jamaica High Mountain beans, which drip into an aromatic and semisweet elixir. The shop also imbues its coffees with extra flavor with natural oils, such as vanilla, which can be mixed into hundreds of customized tastes. A simple breakfast and lunch menu accompanies each cup, with entrees from biscotti and pancakes to soup and BLTs. Coffee Creations also builds custom gift baskets, themed around gourmet coffees, teas, or hot chocolate.
In 1977, Sam and Zlata Savich opened their first storefront, where they showcased pastries from their native Yugoslavia alongside international delicacies picked up throughout their baking careers. These days, Sam and Zlata's pastry legacy continues to rise with an expanded menu that now features full breakfast and lunch alongside poppyseed danishes, Eastern European cookies known as kalochis, individual cheesecakes, and fudge brownies. They also make fresh bread by hand every day—without any preservatives—before transforming slices of their rustic sourdough or banana bread into pillowy servings of French Toast for breakfast or a mid-marathon snack.
At The Grind Coffee House & Roaster, the coffee drinks come hot or cold, basic or advanced. So, in addition to a regular cup of joe, guests can treat themselves to hazelnut coffee or white mochas with whipped cream. The elegantly appointed cafe boasts cozy booths canopied by exposed brick arches, and pervasive earth tones and wood accents hint at the coffee being brewed backstage. But the shop offers food, too. Breakfast fare and sandwiches for lunch bring in patrons beyond the aggressive americano crowd.
Pineapple-spice muffins, asian noodle soup, and Boar's Head roast-beef sandwiches with swiss cheese, pear, and balsamic vinegar. These are just a few of the recent offerings at The Coffee Cup, where a chef whips up new treats each day. The café's baristas pour freshly brewed coffee, cappuccinos, and specialty café drinks such as salted-caramel lattes, and music fills the air on open-mic nights.