Coffee & Treats in Mechanicsville

$18.99 for 24" Pan-Sized Cookie Cake with Custom Writing from Great American Cookies ($36.99 Value)

Great American Cookies

Southpark Mall

Chefs craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

$36.99 $18.99

View Deal

Half-Dozen Cupcakes or Cupcake Decorating Party for Up to 10 Kids at Scratch Bakery (Up to 40% Off)

Scratch Bakery

Deer Park

Made-from-scratch flavors include Death by Chocolate and Strawberry Lemonade; kids get to decorate their own cupcakes during party option

$20 $13

View Deal

$16 for $30 Worth of Café Sandwiches — The Parlor On Granby

The Parlor On Granby

Downtown Norfolk

Breakfast, lunch, or Saturday brunch

$30 $16

View Deal

$11 for a Punchcard for Five Coffees at Taste of Europe ($19 Value)

Taste of Europe

Norfolk

Coffee selections include nutty caramel latte, strawberry-shortcake cappuccino, and toffee-nut white mocha, made with Lavazza espresso

$19 $11

View Deal

Five Groupons, Each Good for One Medium Smoothie or Juice at Robeks (51% Off)

Robeks

Multiple Locations

Smoothies pack in ripe fruits, natural yogurts, and optional boosts for healthy drinks which make a great gift during the holidays

$6.79 $3.40

View Deal

Two-Hour Cake-Decorating Class for One or Two at Occasionally Cake (Up to 59% Off)

Occasionally Cake

Mount Vernon

Classes teach cake-decorating techniques for piping elegant buttercream designs on dummy cakes as well as recipes

$240 $99

View Deal

10 Chocolate Drinks at Artfully Chocolate (Up to 57% Off)

Artfully Chocolate

Eisenhower East - Carlyle District

Chocolaty drinks inspired by the careers of famous women

$57.50 $25

View Deal

$9 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Cupcakes at Just Cupcakes

Just Cupcakes

Town Center in Virginia Beach

Bakers handcraft eye-catching cupcakes from Guittard chocolates & sweet-cream butter in daily flavors such as birthday cake or tiramisu

$20 $9

View Deal

Coffee, Wraps, and More at Bad Ass Coffee (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Bad Ass Coffee

Northeast Virginia Beach

Coffee shop serves gourmet direct-trade coffees and lattes paired with breakfast wraps and sandwiches

$10 $6

View Deal

Two Dozen Donuts or Five Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Treats at Crazy Good Donuts & Ice Cream

Crazy Good Donuts & Ice Cream

Virginia Beach

Donuts can include icing like maple, peanut butter, and lemon before being topped with bacon or sprinkles; milk shakes, sundaes, and floats

$4 $2.40

View Deal

Six Cupcakes or $11 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods at Dream Cake

Dream Cake

Virginia Beach

Each day, staffers bake and decorate changing cupcake varieties, such as banana pudding or red velvet with chocolate chips

$13.50 $7

View Deal

Select Local Merchants

In its centennial year, Williams Bakery’s batter mixers fill the air with the aroma of just-baked breads, cakes, pies, and pastries made from scratch every day. Ciabatta or loaf breads ($2.59–$2.99) house sandwich fillers without relying on crutches such as preservatives or flying buttresses made of toothpicks. Patrons can transform humdrum mealtimes with life-changing desserts such as Mom’s carrot cake, chocolate-lover’s cake ($12.99+), or pecan pie ($9.69). Oodles of pastries ($1.19+) and stacks of cookies by the dozen ($3.59) perch on kitchen counters and peek out from state-of-the-art cookie receptacles.

8084 Mechanicsville Tpke
Mechanicsville,
VA
US

Tropical Smoothie Café's wholesome smoothies are filled to the gills with fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, chocolate, nuts, and healthful supplements, minimizing the crushing guilt of dessert consumption to a soft heartbeat emanating from the floorboards. Puréed potions such as pomegranate plunge (pomegranate, banana, strawberries, and cranberry; $4.79) are stuffed with super fruit, and low-fat options, such as mango magic (mango, pineapples, and non-fat yogurt; $4.29), trick gullible taste buds into believing that they are traversing a candy factory full of whipped-cream lollipops. Supercharged smoothies are stocked with a healthy dose of supplements, such as the kiwi citrus green tea's antioxidant-laden matcha charge or the muscle blaster's whey or soy protein ($4.79 each). Individual supplements can also be added to any other smoothie ($0.79 extra), boosting its magic points by +10.

9363 Atlee Rd
Mechanicsville,
VA
US

Chicken Holiday Restaurant’s chefs pressure cook chicken and flame broil ribs, among many other meats and meats of the sea that they prepare. With carry-out and delivery options available, they fill orders for holiday buffets complete with 8 pounds of ribs, chicken, jumbo shrimp, and sides, along with stocking tubs of chicken with up to 100 pieces. The staff also heats up the kitchen by roasting old yearbooks on the oven burners or cooking flounder filet or scallop dinners with french fries and sides of fried okra and apple fritters. Two flat-screen TVs—55 inches and 60 inches—broadcast NFL games to complete the ambiance.

6104 Brashier Blvd
Mechanicsville,
VA
US

Carytown Cupcakes' team of bakers, affectionately known as "Team Buttercream," handcrafts the shop's preservative-free treats from scratch daily. Proprietor Dawn Schick harnessed the epicurean skills she gained as a personal chef and caterer to open her own cupcake shop in 2009 and has been baking alongside her expert team ever since. Her permanent menu of classic cupcakes woos sweet teeth with the familiar, comforting flavors of red velvet, vanilla, and baby blanket. Meanwhile, her seasonal menus rotate weekly to include vegan and gluten-free selections that fit into themes ranging from wine country to candy bars. For those 21 and over, Carytown Cupcakes is now offering beer, wine, and prosecco.

3111 West Cary Street
Richmond,
VA
US

A gathering place for both children and parents, Cartwheels & Coffee sows the seeds of neighborhood camaraderie with its multi-purpose recreational facility. Inside, an enclosed play area entertains children aged six and under with interactive fun, and a separate section keeps babies captivated with age-appropriate toys. Meanwhile, parents can kick back alongside each other in the Wi-Fi-equipped cafe and sip on locally roasted cups of coffee or recharge with other items from the menu. Special events throughout the week provide a change of pace to normal activities, including singing sessions on Mondays and dance classes on Wednesdays.

2820 W Cary St
Richmond,
VA
US

From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers? exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location?s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.

939 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US