Peruse the drink menu to part firmly sealed eyelids with a double espresso ($1.80 for a double), a Caramellato made with caramel, espresso, and milk ($3.80 for a tall), or a Kamikaze, which is a caffeinated combination of espresso and coffee ($2.05 for a short). Sippers can also treat taste buds to scrumptious cinnamon-spiced chai lattes ($3.20+ for a short) and cool tongues with real-fruit smoothies ($3.65 for a tall). Scarf down cinnamon rolls ($2.25), scones ($2), and breakfast sandwiches ($2.75) to procure the nutrients needed to wrestle the rooster that woke you.
Looking around at the hardwood tables and plush red sofas of her own bakery, Adrienne Holland may occasionally be reminded of where her culinary journey began: in Niagara Falls, watching her mother, Myra, craft elaborate homemade cakes for western New York residents. Carrying on the family legacy, Adrienne opened her own 5,000-square-foot bakery in Jeffersonville in 2001, and recently helmed a full renovation of the space that included painting the walls a vibrant red. The real renovations, however, are still happening behind the scenes, as Adrienne and family prepare warm baked scones, grilled sandwiches, and Italian pastas in fresh basil-walnut pesto. Adrienne continues to pursue new creative avenues in cake-making with her novelty 3-D cakes, whose intricate designs have been commissioned for Muhammad Ali and featured on Fox's WDRB in the Morning.
Thorntons independently distributes gas while hosting clean convenience stores filled with snacks to help drivers stay awake, nourished, or quenched. With this deal, you’ll get to power your car, truck, van, or tail-finned Zeppelin with E-85 Flex Fuel, which is a renewable fuel source that minimizes earth-detrimental emissions. This Groupon also gets you either a complimentary cup of Thorntons’ 100% Arabica, slow-roasted coffee or a crisp fountain beverage, which can be infused with free flavor shots.
Featured in Today’s Woman magazine for her confectionary prowess, Cellar Door’s boss chocolatier Erika Chavez-Graziano mingles gourmet E. Guittard Vintage Chocolate with her handmade recipes into an assemblage of truffles, truffles, and more truffles. A quintet assortment (a $6.50 value) lets you pick and choose according to your preference in creamy innards, crisp exterior shells, and Super Mario Kart drivers. The cayenne-pepper truffle kindles a spicy flavor furnace inside a 55% dark-chocolate exoskeleton dappled with pepper, and the champagne truffle harbors bubbly spirits within a white-, milk-, and dark-chocolate capsule. To add a little Kentucky flavor, toss back a bourbon truffle served in a shot glass of bittersweet chocolate crowned with pecans, and save the other four slots for espresso, peppermint, raspberry, and hazelnut.
Much like the sunny villa in The Decameron, The Bodega at Felice offers a delightful sanctuary from the bubonic plague where locals can eat delicious food and swap bawdy love stories in medieval Italian. Gourmet groceries, handcrafted paninis, and free WiFi add a 21st-century flavor to The Bodega's bazaar atmosphere, complete with an elegant patio area surrounded by herb gardens. Harried office workers can melt into an inviting armchair while they pore over the lunch menu of heated muffuletta sandwiches on ciabatta bread with ham, salami, provolone, and olive tapenade ($7.99); hand-stuffed ricotta manicotti smothered in arrabbiata sauce and mozzarella cheese ($8.99); and crisp margherita pizzas ($7.99). Fast-breakers, on the other hand, can energize their day with a breakfast menu that includes baguette french toasts (with bacon or sausage, $6.99) and three-egg omelettes with toast ($6.99). The Bodega also serves up refreshing specials alongside baked goods, beers, and coffees every week.
Haymarket Whiskey Bar surrounds imbibers with a historical patina as craft beers flow from seven rotating taps. Tastings treat sippers to a selection of five different craft beers of American and Belgian descent selected from the bar's extensive collection of brews. The seven-beer allotment rotates regularly, keeping the bartender busy as they discuss each sample's highlights and ensure that customers' taste buds don't commit the faux pas typical of overfamiliarity.
Dedicated to combining the pleasures of tea and "good, wholesome food," according to co-owner Karter Louis in the Louisville Eccentric Observer, Hillbilly Tea invites patrons to sip at organic whole leaf teas and feast on mountain-inspired fare made from locally sourced ingredients. Like in a lavish dollhouse sauna, steam rises from mugs filled with black, green, herbal, and rare teas, from the sweet, full-bodied Swamp Tea to the aromatic Darling. Ingredients from local enterprises such as Duncan Farms and Stone Cross Farms combine for contemporary fare based on traditional Appalachian recipes, and vegetarian options such as barbecue tofu burgers slay hunger more effectively than a medieval knight in a chain-mail apron. Praised for its "old-fashioned country cooking" by the Courier Journal, Hillbilly Tea complements its brunch, lunch, and dinner dishes with savory additions such as chai butter and tomato jam.