A unique Mom & Pop Shop we sell Cafe Darte Coffee, Chicago Hot Dogs, Panini Sandwiches, Sweet Shop USA Chocolates, one of Snohomish Counties largest Puzzle Selections, Suzy Toronto Greeting cards, Pepper Jellies, gifts for all occasions, snacks, soda, Smoothies, Frappes, and much more in a small shop across from the Mall
Hailing from an Italian clan that expressed adoration via edibles, Bellacelli Cupcakery's head baker whips together fresh local eggs, fruits, and dairy products to create desserts that land on doorsteps in recyclable packaging. Lollicakes emulate the makeup of their cupcake cousins, flaunting bite-size morsels speared on a stick to facilitate jabbing competitors at community bake sales. Peanut-butter filling bursts from the heart of Ted dark-chocolate lollicakes, topped with semisweet chocolate buttercream. Emilia confections mimic citrusy summer sips by marrying strawberry buttercream with lemon cake and candy, and white-russian fixings spike the adult-oriented Thad lollicakes, which are perfect for celebrating 21st birthdays or throwing at the ghosts of prohibition enforcers.
Frosted Cupcakes & Cakes proprietor and pastry chef Stefanie Buono bakes a profusion of icing-slathered cupcakes from scratch each day, earning her shop a spot on the Snohomish County Real Estate Guide’s local to-do list. To make her daily batch of buttery treats, Stefanie whisks together all-natural ingredients such as sugar, eggs, and cream, keeping concoctions free of artificial margarine, prepackaged mixes, or cyborg sprinkles played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Flavors rotate daily, but previous options have included dark chocolate cake with fudge frosting or lemon cake topped with passionfruit buttercream.
Serving direct-trade beans from Seattle's Kuma Coffee microroasters, Starling fuels bustling bodies with the energy needed to tackle mornings and beyond. Traditional brewed coffee ($1.25–$2.00) awakens senses with a no-frills wallop, and the rich whip of a café mocha melds milk, espresso, and actual whips ($2.85–$3.60). Add yummy flavor shots ($0.50 each) such as toasted marshmallow, caramel, and blueberry to brews, or summon the spritely mouth-tickle of an italian soda ($2.65–$3.75). Starling Coffee also boasts an array of teas ($1.50–$2.25) and smoothies ($3.75–$4.30) that coat throat canals with viscous fruit serums. When inner rumbles beckon, pair drinks with breakfast sandwiches ($1.95–$3.95), grilled turkey sandwiches ($4), or bagels ($2.95) smothered in ham, cheese, and East Coast regrets.
The story of Brown's Coffee Café begins in Europe during World War II, where the wartime experiences of Virgil Brown, owner Neal Brown's father, motivated him to seek a peaceful, provincial life. In the 1960s, Virgil moved the family to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia in search of this tranquil existence. But although the Brown clan found life on their 400-acre dairy farm fulfilling, the hard economic realities of dairy farming drove the family back to urban living.
Years later, when happenstance flung Neal into the world of coffee, his days on the farm filled him with sympathy for coffee farmers who harvested beans for menial wages, out of sight and out of mind for the coffee drinkers abroad enjoying the fruits of their labors. Neal therefore resolved that his shop would use only fair-trade beans that were free of chemicals and pesticides and capable of providing an honest wage to hard-working farmers. Eventually, like a popcorn kernel under an interrogation lamp, the café expanded, and it now includes a menu of chorizo burritos, cuban pulled-pork sandwiches, and other fare that represents the traditions of numerous nations, just as Neal's story does.
Daily-made batches of breads, cakes, and pastries cast intoxicating aromas across this charming French-inspired café, where passionate bakers prepare every morsel from locally sourced ingredients while wearing internationally sourced berets. Cups of slow-roasted Pegasus coffee chase tastes of made-from-scratch soups and signature sandwiches, such as a BLT slathered in roasted tomato jam and garlic aioli, on the lunch menu.