Coffee & Treats in Michigan

45% Off at Dairy Queen/Orange Julius

Southeast Warren

$5 $2.75

Classic outpost dishes out soft serve decorated with candy, cookies, or fruit, and thick, creamy fruit smoothies

Half Off Two Groupons for Crepes and Coffee at Yogurtopia

West Downtown Dearborn

$10 $5

Crepes such as strawberry fields with strawberry, vanilla fro yo, and whipped cream or Gimme S'More; coffee drinks include mochas and lattes

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Swirlberry

Livonia

$10 $5

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Local Michigan company crafts healthy, low-fat and gluten-free frozen yogurt in flavors such as Greek tart, chocolate, and cinnamon

47% Off Ice Cream Cake or Treats at Twist Creamery and Cakes

Plymouth Township

$10 $5.50

Rotating flavor selections might include 22 home-made flavors such as red velvet, cake batter, espresso, dark chocolate, and many others

Up to 82% Off at Bean and Tea Company

Multiple Locations

$86.49 $15.99

New coffee shops in Troy and Madison Heights greet customers with reusable mugs and unlimited refills for a month

Up to 42% Off Drag Queen Bingo at Leaf & Berry

West Bloomfield

$119.96 $69

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Guests enjoy drag queen bingo, then they take home loose-leaf tea, biscotti, and a ceramic tea kettle

40% Off Tasting at La Mia Dolci Chocolate & Coffee Bar

Utica

$25 $15

Taste six chocolates from around the world, learn how chocolate is made, and take home a 2.5-ounce bar

$5 for Ice Cream at Mastro's Ice Cream

The Nautical Mile

$10 $5

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More than 40 flavors of Stroh's ice cream served in hand-dipped cones, along with frozen custard, fruit smoothies, malts, and flurries

Three $15 Vouchers at Buckner's: A Dessert Cafe

Pontiac Commercial Historic District

$10 $5

Cheesecake, pie, and cupcakes crafted by bakers in Metro Detroit; scoops of Ashby's ice cream

$2.50 for Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at Bloomberry

Royal Oak

$5 $2.50

Probiotic fro-yo available in 10 flavors such as birthday cake and california tart; fruit and candy toppings fill out the self-serve bar

45% Off Frozen Yogurt at YoBerry Frozen Yogurt

Novi

$5 $2.75

Vast selection of frozen yogurt flavors including pistachio, salted caramel, and apple pie loaded with fresh toppings

$10 for Frozen Treats at Ritter's Frozen Custard

Portage

$10 $5

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Rotating selection of frozen custard showcases light and creamy flavors that blend into Glaciers or nestle inside cones and dishes

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Loft

Midland Mall

$10 $5

Custom frozen-yogurt creations in flavors such as cheesecake, blueberry, or cookies n cream can be enjoyed alongside gourmet coffee

Up to 50% Off Sandwiches and Coffee at The 6 Eight

Zeeland

$10 $5.50

Menu includes coffee drinks and sandwiches like roasted red pepper hummus with provolone, guacamole, veggies, and caesar dressing

Half Off at Blend Frozen Yogurt

Lapeer

$6 $3

Rotating menu of 14 fat-free and no-sugar-added frozen yogurts topped with 40 different candies, cerals, and fruits

51% Off at City Coffeehouse

Allen Park

$5.56 $2.75

Freshly brewed coffee, chai-tea latte & 13 hot-chocolate flavors in traditional coffeehouse environment

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Easy Like Sundae

Downtown Ferndale

$6 $3

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Locally made, non-fat frozen yogurt in 10 rotating flavors with 60 toppings and vegan options

50% Off Coffee Punch Card or Whole Cake at Chocolate Bar Cafe

Grosse Pointe

$20 $10

More than 30 ice-cream flavors, from orange pineapple to pumpkin; housemade icing crowns 30 gourmet-cupcake flavors baked in-house daily

Up to 53% Off Cakes at Devine Desserts

Farmington

$40 $19

Enjoy creamy, decadent cakes from a bakery-cafe that specializes in desserts and custom cakes for parties

50% Off Coffee and Juice at Uncommon Grounds by Talsma

Grand Rapids

$10 $5

Baristas craft espresso-based drinks to accompany juice or decadent pastries and desserts in café setting

Half Off Slimmery Low-Calorie Frozen Soft Serve at Bulk Food

West Bloomfield Plaza

$20 $10

Enjoy three types of Slimmery low-calorie and fat-free frozen soft serve sprinkled with a choice of fruit and candy toppings

Half Off Baked Goods at Great Harvest Bread

Utica

$12 $6

Independent bakers craft whole-wheat bread, cheese bread, and fruit-and-chocolate energy bars using milled and unbleached flour

Up to 67% Off at Organico Juice Bar & Cafe

Downtown Ferndale

$10 $5

Healthy, tasty juices for cleanses or snacks; menu also includes organic juices, smoothies, and soups

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Alongside her mother, Lucki's Cheesecakes' namesake owner crafts more than 50 decadent varieties of cheesecake as well as custom cakes. The celebrated mother-daughter team mixes and decorates cakes that are as eye-catching as they are tasty, with flavors ranging from New York–style or oreo cheesecake to more adventurous varieties such as sweet-potato-pie or pineapple-upside-down cheesecake. The bakers are happy to collaborate with clients on custom cakes that look and taste just how the client envisioned them, be it for a special occasion or for a clown in search of a specific flavor to take to the face. In addition to the many sweet recipes, the duo can also prepare sugar-free cakes for an additional fee. The cozy neighborhood spot's sugar-scented air provides an ideal spot for sampling a decadent slice, with dine-in seating available and free WiFi.

7111 W McNichols Rd
Detroit,
MI
US

January 30, 2013 was a big milestone for the team at Cranker's Restaurant & Brewery. The date marked the release of their first-ever bourbon-barrel-aged beer, appropriately titled the Barrel #1 Bourbon Porter. But Cranker's taps were no strangers to innovative beer or the high-pitched squeals of happy pint glasses. The brewery had already racked up awards at the World Expo of Beer for their Professor IPA, Crankenstein Amber Lager, 5th Voyage Coconut Porter, and Honey Kolsch.

That last brew, the Honey Kolsch, is the beer of choice when ordering a basket of Cranker's fish and chips with homemade tartar sauce. Indeed, the bartenders and servers are always happy to make beer-pairing suggestions for their homey entrees. For Detroit-style coney dogs, for instance, they recommend their Bulldog Red Irish Ale. Or if diners show up early, they pour Oakenshield Stout to go with eggs, sausage, and other breakfast staples. They also have the perfect substitute should diners want a less potent beverage: a cool glass of homemade root beer, either served by itself or as a float.

454 68th St SW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Beyond Chocolate's confectionary wizards, led by experienced chocolatier Kelly Commisso, silence chattering sweet teeth with handmade cake pops. Clothed in top-notch Belgian chocolate and garnishes of swirls or sprinkles, the toothsome spheres contain luscious centers of white, yellow, or chocolate cake. Meanwhile, resident chocolatiers manipulate gourmet chocolate to create 10 varieties of truffles, as well as turtles, almond bark, and drizzled strawberries, which helps customers to fulfill the food pyramid’s recommended 16 servings of chocolate per day. As passionate about making confections as they are about sharing their techniques, the skilled staff teaches classes on the art of crafting cake pops and creating molds, sending students home with their own delectable, handmade desserts.

8397 E 13 Mile Rd
Warren,
MI
US

3661 15 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights,
MI
US

The day starts early at Great Harvest Bread Co., where grain gurus Blake, Mike, Sharon, and Darrel bake loaf after loaf of all-natural, housemade bread. Each batch of dough begins with freshly ground whole-wheat flour milled from family-owned farms in Montana. Salt, yeast, and local honey soon follow. By 9:30 a.m., the crew start pulling their first loaves from the oven, handing out warm, complimentary slices to customers as they enter the store. The bread schedule changes every day, but patrons can always purchase any of the shop’s mainstays: honey whole wheat, white, nine grain, cinnamon swirl, cheese garlic and cinnamon chip.

The breads can surely stand alone, but that doesn’t stop Great Harvest Bread Co. from offering hand-crafted sandwiches stacked with ham, turkey, or chicken and three types of cheese. For dessert or a sweet breakfast, patrons can choose from a variety of scones, giant cinnamon rolls or muffins, or—if they're kids or adults disguised as kids—score cookies on the house.

6137 W Saginaw Hwy
Lansing,
MI
US

Originally founded in 1936 in Glendale, California, Big Boy’s flagship location initially bore the name Bob’s Pantry after owner Bob Wian. At a diner’s request, Bob piled two beef patties onto a bun to create the Classic Big Boy—an original double-decker hamburger that would become so popular that the small burger stand would eventually grow into a franchise of more than 100 U.S. locations. Legend has it that Bob named the creation after one of his most loyal customers: a 6-year-old boy in droopy overalls who would one day ascend to mascot stardom.

Though the menu has since expanded to include ham sandwiches, homestyle dinners, and breakfast, the eatery still serves its namesake burger stacked high with two patties, american cheese, shredded lettuce, and a special sauce. A large, overall-clad statue stands guard at every location, reminding patrons of the restaurant’s humble beginnings and that children will turn to stone should they not eat enough cheeseburgers.

3621 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor,
MI
US