Since opening its doors in 1997, the charming java joint has helped countless customers do the same for their eyeballs. Shuffle your favorite pair of slippers into Sunrise at sunrise to get caffeinated with a handcrafted hot or cold barista-concocted beverage. Or stop by the storefront after work to pick up a bag of regular, flavored, or decaf beans to brew at home. Percolation purists can get their fix with classic sippables such as coffee ($1.50 for 12 oz.), cappuccino ($2.75 for 12 oz.), and iced lattés ($3.25 for 16 oz.), while thrill seekers can go reverse scuba diving by sending glorious waves of mocha breve ($4 for 12 oz.), fruit smoothie ($4 for 16 oz.), or vanilla coffee cooler ($4 for 16 oz.) into the deep caverns of their stomach's sea. Sunrise's tea list is equally comprehensive, ranging from non-flavored black varieties to delightfully fruity options such as vanilla coconut white tea, decaf wildberry plum, and blackberry sage.
Though many fro-yo shops have sprung up in recent years, TCBY is no newcomer to the scene. Since 1981, its shops have been scooping, swirling, and topping their lower-fat treat in crunchy candy and fruity sprinkles—but that doesn't mean they've been coasting. They're still innovating, whether it's tweaking standby flavors or developing their signature honey-vanilla Greek frozen yogurt that dishes out protein and fiber without any fat. Fro-yo artisans blend up Beriyo smoothies in flavors such as mangolada and purely peach or infuse Shivers with a choice of sweet topping options. To celebrate a birthday, you can opt for frozen yogurt cakes and pies. The treats are layered with frozen yogurt and rich toppings to forge flavors such as chocolate decadence and peanut-buttery fudge pie.
Cold Stone's ice cream inhabits a quantum flux between soft-serve and traditional ice cream, with a rich, creamy texture that whispers tales of its super-premium quality as it glides over taste buds. The ice cream generously welcomes dozens of toppings, as traditional as crumbled cookies and chopped nuts or as quirky as granola and black licorice. Choose your favorite ice cream from among dozens of silky flavors, such as Irish cream and butter pecan. Then make certain no one will try and steal a taste by topping it protectively with brownies, gumballs, and cherry-pie filling. Whatever Frankencream you create, it'll be scooped cold off the grill into a freshly made waffle cone or bowl. Cold Stone's ice cream and toppings vary between seasons and location, and the creamerie also offers sorbet and an array of lighter toppings, such as fruit and honey. Ice cream creations run between $3.75 and $5.75, depending on size and location.
bread&cup is a European-influenced eatery that serves up made-from-scratch plates of simple, elegant cuisine in a warm and inviting environment. The restaurant's cozy morning staples include spiced oatmeal crowned with sunflower nuts, brown sugar, cream, caramel, and apple butter ($4), and savory open-faced biscuits with sausage and gravy ($6). The everyday lunch menu sports equally comforting homestyle edibles, namely hearty sandwiches on house-made bread ($4–$7.50), homemade soup ($3–$4), and more. Try a roast beef bundle ($7.50) on ciabatta bread if you need a boost of energy to make it through the afternoon, or slide to the other end of the meat spectrum with a vegetarian sandwich ($6.50) of hummus, roasted squash, carrots, onions, and lettuce. Because bread&cup tries to use seasonal ingredients that are sourced from local farms whenever possible, customers are rarely faced with plates of summer squash with frostbite or snow peas with suntans.
Coffee Emergency is a small-batch coffee roasting company and shop that sells fresh espresso and coffee beans harvested from Africa, the Americas, and the Far East. None of its coffee beans are roasted until you order them, ensuring delicious cups of morning alertness not hampered by the stale memories of yesterday’s bittersweet MAS*H reruns. The friendly staff at Coffee Emergency will assist you in finding your ideal bean. The store's best-seller is its code brown espresso ($12.95 per lb.), and the newly added Ethiopian dry-process sidamo combines the complex flavors of dried fruits, leather, tobacco, and earth ($12.95 per lb.). The Guatemalan florencia bourbon ($12.95 per lb.) is a balanced, sweet caramel-tinged medium roast favored by many coffee drinkers. A decaf blend is also available for those who abstain from the hard stuff.