Orders from around the world inundate chefs at Frances' Bakery, who bake their fresh goods daily from recipes that have delighted taste buds and kept lonely recipe cards company for almost a century. The shop's rich custom espresso drinks pair with freshly filled cannolis, dainty chocolate éclairs, and sugar-free desserts. Thick Sicilian-style focaccia bread, topped with a blend of spinach, artichoke hearts, and tomatoes, adds a unique spin to the pizza concept, and traditional New Orleans muffuletta piles layers of baked ham, salami, cheese and olives upon a hefty round of italian bread.
World Coffee keeps caffeine-consumers running smoothly with a saccharine selection of coffee, tea, espresso, latte, cappuccino, and cider drinks. Avant garde guests can break free of stereotypical brews, adding up to two shots of syrup to concoct such heady mixes as the chocolate-covered-cherries latte, seasoned with Ghiradelli chocolate and cherry flavorings. Earthy options include the trail-mix latte—infused with shots of almond, hazelnut, and chocolate— and the sugar-free zebra steamer pays homage to the world's most confusing-looking equine by muddling sugar-free white and milk-chocolate syrups in warm, frothy milk. The shop's free WiFi allows gulpers to send unlimited apology emails to former gym teachers until closing time.
Though the dishes at Cat's Coffee may seem simple, the chefs pack big flavors into each of their 11 handcrafted sandwiches, 5 salads, and breakfast and dessert options. White, wheat, or french bread is crowned with layers of protein such as ham, turkey, and meatballs before being introduced to slices of swiss and provolone cheese and exchanging polite bows. Fresh beds of lettuce are decorated with colorful ingredients, such as fresh tuna, ripe tomatoes, and croutons, before being topped with a splash of ranch, italian, or caesar dressing.
Twenty-four high-end gaming computers, 13 Xbox 360s, and one 70-inch LCD TV. ICE Computer Cafe has everything you need to spend a night gaming. When parents want a night to themselves, they can take their kids to ICE Computer Cafe to play dance and karaoke games on the TV or challenge themselves to beat their high scores on Internet and Xbox games. An onsite repair shop fixes bugs in computers and consoles, and a full-service caf? offers frozen coffee, smoothies, and snacks.
Aromas of zesty gumbos and hearty po' boys fill the air at Kid Creole by the Tracks, where diners nosh on Cajun-style cooking indoors or out. The kitchen stuffs the french rolls of its nearly 20 kinds of po' boy sandwiches with ingredients including catfish, smoked sausage, and chicken fajitas. Half-pound burgers, salads, and shrimp, oyster, and chicken-tender entrees round out the menu.
The health-conscious staff at City Blends Smoothie Café blends sweet yet nutritious smoothies that serve as refreshing beverages or meal replacements. Their menu unveils a wide variety of flavors—including peach mango, chocolate peanut butter banana, and orange vanilla--amped up with such nutritional supplements as protein, energy, and a fat-loss blend. They also cast a healthy spin on frosty desserts in the form of creamy frozen yogurt and snowmen with Brussels sprouts for eyes.