Blossoming from the original Pennywise, established in 1969, Expresso Car Wash now shoos dirt form begrimed automobiles at six convenient lube-and-detail facilities. Upholding a focus on swift service, mechanics perform quick 10-minute oil changes, towel off 12-minute full details, and scrub cloths on their eight-minute abs. As environmental stewards, the detailing staff carts off all used water to a water-treatment facility and uses fewer chemicals than home washings tend to.
Each vehicle's aesthetic and under-the-hood beauty gets continual boosts with additional services, including air-conditioner and timing-belt repair and transmission flushes. When they are not pampering autos, the Expresso staff lends philanthropic support to nonprofits, including local schools, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and teenage cars saving up for a new driver.
At Dégagé Express, Head Chef Joseph Jacobsen uses techniques learned beside Jacques Pépin and Bobby Flay to transform locally sourced meats and produce—most cultivated within 30 miles of the restaurant—into elegant sandwiches and desserts. These ingredients fill the menu, composing seasonal dishes such as the Missy's Fix sandwich, made with housemade corned beef, apple slaw, thousand-island dressing, and local sauerkraut. Sous Chef Skyler Stanton, meanwhile, cooks soups such as the Train Wreck Chili. A testament to the culinary staff's creativity, croutons flavored with bacon fat and cheese top the restaurant's caesar salad, and housemade hot chocolate and locally baked pies from Schmucker's lend a sweet note, like a banker who underwrites loans with chocolate coins.
Dégagé Express calls the historic Commercial Building home. It is rumored that none other than Abraham Lincoln stayed at the building when it doubled as an inn way back in the early 19th century. Today, Dégagé uses the winsome building to host another cornerstone of the American experience: live jazz music.
The rich aromas of freshly brewing coffee permeates Biggby Coffee. Baristas blast water over specially micro-roasted beans, emitting a robust aroma as blasts and producing delicious cups of espresso. The alchemy results in Biggby Coffee’s signature drinks such as their caramel and butterscotch Butter Bear latte. In addition to coffee, they serve freshly steeped teas, Creme Freeze smoothies, and hot or frozen hot chocolate. Solid foods such as fruit cups and baked goods fuel guests for hot coffee chugging contests.
Sugary sculptures of characters such as Yoda, Hello Kitty, and Barbie grace custom cakes at Cherry Tree Bakery and Floral, where confectioners also whip up muffins, scones, and other baked goods from scratch each day. For heartier appetites, they also prepare café fare ranging from oatmeal sprinkled with cinnamon or dried cranberries to salads, sandwiches, and soups. Additionally, florists pack a glass display case with flowers fashioned into artful bouquets or trompe l'oeil donuts.
The Flying Joe has the BEST coffee in the area! NO ONE compares to our prodigious customer service and ‘Cheers’ atmosphere. With 4 + years THE FLYING JOE is growing daily as the area’s PREMIER coffee house! We were voted "Best Coffee Shop" Runner Up in Toledo!
Aromas from The Doughnut Box’s 34 flavors of fresh, daily baked donuts undulate across the eatery’s cozy dining room as diners peruse a tidy menu of breakfast and lunch fare. Crackerjack bakers bring 20 years of know-how to their sugary handiworks, conjuring oval-shaped persians, cream-filled pastries, and a selection of powdered wedding rings for on-the-go grooms ($0.89 for a single, $4.49 for a half dozen). Fluffy eggs anchor breakfast sandwiches ($1.35+) adorned with gooey cheese and sizzling turkey sausage, and cookies and bagels tide stomachs over until lunch, when diners can wrap mitts around a hearty corned-beef sandwich ($3.99) or see how many bagels they can fit on a WWII-era saber. As customers ingest and imbibe, the shop’s free WiFi allows them to send important emails or hunt down the Tooth Fairy’s contact information. An online order form facilitates leisurely donut selection from home, balanced out by speedy pickup at the shop’s convenient drive-through window.