Clarencedale Cake?s creations range from four-tiered wedding cakes dotted with elegant roses, to neon-green cupcakes and edible ladybugs. Professional artists design custom cakes for birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions, each of which is nothing less than a unique work of art. They can sculpt a football-helmet cake for a birthday party, or a cake shaped like a Tiffany box for a bridal shower. But customers can drop in for everyday indulgences, too?the bakery keeps a case stocked with cupcakes, cookies, and pastries in a variety of rotating flavors, as well as seasonal specialities such as turkey cupcakes and heart-shaped cookies.
Peace, Love and Little Donuts of Grove City offers dunkables all day long. They start making little donuts from old-fashioned, blueberry, and devil’s-food cakes first thing in the morning, and then switch to mini donuts around 11 a.m. Both sizes come with frostings such as vanilla, chocolate, maple, raspberry, strawberry, orange, and cream cheese and toppings such as Oreo, coconut, jimmies, chocolate morsels, and cereal.
Peaberry's Café & Bakery entices eaters to linger in its sunlit dining room with free WiFi and a menu of paninis, wraps, soups, salads, coffee drinks, and more. Specialty drinks such as the frothy amaretto mocha ($3.69–$4.49) approach scratch-made european pastries to invite them to a flavor tango on the tongue's dance floor, while a chicken pesto panini utilizes mozzarella and roasted red pepper to chaperone hunger, ensuring it behaves ($7.49). An apple walnut salad ($6.59) paired with a wildberry smoothie ($3.89/$4.69) fulfills daily fruit requirements established in the USDA's food hexagon, and the ham, egg, and cheese croissant, one of six breakfast specialties served all day, satisfies protein hankerings ($3.89).
Owned and operated by Chardon natives Mitch and Gail Hewitt, King Kone serves up classic ice-cream treats. Trimmed in green and pink, the original Grant Street location features a walk-up window, where customers place their orders for sundaes, cones, and shakes before enjoying their sweets while sitting in the sun at a picnic table, driving home in their cars, or dizzy-bat racing a group of cocky deer. Both the original location and a second location at Chip's Clubhouse also offer savory snacks such as popcorn, hot dogs, and pretzels in addition to ice cream.
If the Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop looks a bit old-fashioned, that's because it is. The building was built in 1875 as a showroom for flour milled by the adjacent waterfalls. But somewhere along the way, it also began selling popcorn, and in the 1940s, the store transformed into a popcorn shop. Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop sells crispy popcorn in fun flavors such as Double Cheese, Kettle Corn, and Caramel Corn, as well as cranberry-flavored Chrissy Corn, proceeds from which go to benefit the cancer charity The Gathering Place. The shop can even bring its popcorn on the road, setting up stands at local festivals and special events to pop it fresh. In addition to its namesake snack, Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop also serves organic, fair-trade, locally roasted Dewey's coffee, along with Euclid Beach Custard and ice cream. Its ice-cream fans are known as Conelickers, and the shop also counts President George W. Bush as an admirer; who bought a tin while campaigning in 2004.
Tropical Smoothie Café provides fresh, natural café foods and smoothies made with high-quality, healthy ingredients. With more than two dozen smoothie flavors, the café offers low-fat, supercharged, and indulgent options for those looking for a quick, refreshing treat. And for customers needing more nourishment, Tropical Smoothie Café also serves light lunch items, such as the Caribbean Luau—perfect for a respite from a long day at work or a marathon hula contest.