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.
With a multifarious menu, heated outdoor patio, and nightly entertainment, Maxwells Brew provides a dynamic atmosphere for caffeine and comestible consumption. Patrons can moisten their dried jugulars with a splash of macchiato espresso ($1.80–$2.25) or pacify monstrous hunger pangs with the Mediterranean combo, featuring stuffed grape leaves, hummus, tabbouleh, and pita bread ($6.35). After noshing on nourishments, guests can create tongue hula hoops and engagement rings out of puffs of flavored hookah from a Turkish pipe ($11).