Coffee & Treats in Middletown

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Fare at 226 Jazz Art Java ($24 Value)

226 Jazz Art Java

Windsor

Cappuccinos, espressos, and other coffee drinks match with breakfast sandwiches and pastries in cafe that celebrates local art and music

$6 $3

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$14 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Sandwiches at Pickle Jar Deli ($32 Total Value)

Pickle Jar Deli

East Windsor

Freshly sliced meats top sandwiches while homemade chicken and egg salads complement daily specials

$8 $3.50

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Fro-Yo at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt ($24 Value)

Sweet Frog

Guilford

21 frozen-yogurt flavors including sweet coconut and georgia peach; available in gelato, low-fat, fat free, non-dairy & gluten-free options

$6 $3

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Frozen Yogurt with Toppings, Smoothies, and Bubble Tea at Go Greenly (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Go Greenly

Downtown

Ecofriendly eatery makes fro-yo with organic Stonyfield yogurt in flavors such as simply taro, strawberry-banana, pomegranate and watermelon

$10 $5

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$16.50 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Baked Goods at Eddy's Bake Shop (Up to 45% Off)

Eddy's Bake Shop

Ansonia

Made-from-scratch baked goods such as rye bread, cupcakes, and Hungarian raspberry cookies

$10 $5.50

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at S&S Sweet Treats ($20 Value)

S&S Sweet Treats

Torrington

Sundaes feature ice-cream flavors such as cappuccino crunch, moose tracks, and oatmeal cookie, alongside a menu of soups and sandwiches

$10 $5.50

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Cupcakes and Coffee for Two or Four at Taste & See Gourmet Cupcakes (Up to 42% Off)

Taste & See Gourmet Cupcakes

Devon / Walnut Beach

Cupcakes made from Madagascar bourbon vanilla and Ghiradelli chocolate match with coffee at charity-minded shop

$12.14 $8

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$8 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Let's Yo Yogurt ($20 Value)

Let's Yo Yogurt

East Longmeadow

Frozen yogurt and sorbet in flavors such as cheesecake and tahitian vanilla

$5 $2

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$12 for One Dozen Cakepops at Lizzy's Lollicakes ($30 Value)

Lizzy's Lollicakes

Trumbull

Dozen cakepops; flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, funfetti, devils food, lemon, strawberry, carrot, and Oreo

$30 $12

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Eastern European Food, Crepes, and Tea at Crepes Tea House (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Crepes Tea House

West Springfield Town

Crepes filled with fresh fruits and chocolates, or meats and cheeses served alongside European dumplings, potato pancakes, and seafood

$25 $12

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$14 for 4 Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Hot Beverages, Smoothies, Juice, and Snacks at Robeks ($24 Total Value)

Robeks

Multiple Locations

Hot cider teas, Performance coffee, smoothies, raw vegetable juices, and healthy eats made with natural ingredients selected for nutrition

$6 $3.50

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One- or Three-Day Juice Cleanse at The Stand Juice Company (45% Off)

The Stand Juice Company

Multiple Locations

Vegan cleanses aim to boost vitality using fresh, made-daily juices from organic fruits and vegetables

$60 $33

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Pastries, Drinks, and Other Treats at Trixie's Bakery & Cafe (Up to 63% Off). Two Options Available.

Trixie's Bakery & Cafe

Westerly

Quaint bakeshop serves made-from-scratch cupcakes, pastries, and savories using local ingredients whenever possible

$8 $3

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$24 for $40 Worth of Food — The Apron Cafe

The Apron Cafe

Westhampton

From the merchant: Enjoy a delicious meal in the unique atmosphere of a private airport!

$40 $24

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Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for One Medium-Size Smoothie at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Whole Food Nutrition smoothies provide on-the-go meals with 10-14 grams of protein; nutrient-packed Fit 'n Fruitful manage weight-loss goals

$5.39 $3

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Select Local Merchants

Stillanos Pikos has gone from watching stock prices fall on Wall Street to watching cakes rise in the ovens at Fusion Bakery & Patisserie. The bakery owner—who is originally from the Greek island of Rhodes—found his original career in finance to be less than fulfilling. After resisting the urge to follow in the footsteps of his family's food business, Pikos decided to enroll in the Connecticut Culinary School. He worked at an exclusive hotel restaurant before assisting friends with their bakeries, which gave rise to the development of Fusion Bakery & Patisserie. Jeff Mill of The Middletown Press notes that the name represents "a combination of European and American desserts,” and that the establishment "is a throwback to a time not so long ago when every town had a bakery, and often more than one."

Pikos and fellow pastry chef Jen McGuinness bake cinnamon rolls, brownies, danishes, baklava, and scones from scratch every morning. They prepare decadent wedding and specialty cakes, including The Very Best Carrot Cake with cream-cheese frosting and optional nuts. As reported by Cassandra Day of Middletown Patch, the bakery ran a "Where's Ginger?" holiday promotion in which patrons guessed the location of a gingerbread man shown in photos around town to win a free pound of cookies and a year of icing-based vinyl siding repairs.

100 Riverview Center, Ste 135
Middletown,
CT
US

Sanremo Bakery conquers appetites with traditional Italian dishes and pastries. The family-owned business opens at 7 a.m. every day of the week, powering up morning customers with its breakfast pizza composed of eggs, home fries, bacon, and cheddar. Chefs prepare more than 10 other specialty pizzas for lunch and dinner, as well as pasta trays of lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, and ravioli that are large enough to feed 15–25 people or one Italian lumberjack.

1130 Farmington Avenue
Berlin,
CT
US

The New York Times featured Chimirri's Pastry Shop, and three Citysearchers award it a 4.7-star average:

1075 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield,
CT
US

DIY desserts are the main order of business at Planet Swirl, an intergalactic-themed fro-yo shop that features 21 different flavors each day and 80 types of toppings. The yogurts sate cravings with vibrant flavors, and the nondairy fruit sorbets contain no fat or bad vibes from bummed-out cows. Some are also sugar- and gluten-free. As part of its perennial dessert repertoire, Planet Swirl showcases signature flavors such as strawberry shortcake, caramel apple, piña colada, and peanut butter cup to sweet-seeking audiences.

1263 South Broad Street
Wallingford,
CT
US

Jitters Café deftly intermixes locally grown, organic ingredients whenever possible to fill empty stomachs with a toothsome menu of soups, salads, and baked goods. Lavish neglected spice yens with a pungent bowl of veggie or meat chili flanked with stacks of crispy tortilla chips ($3.75/cup, $5.75/bowl), or spoon up savory destiny with a cup of the rotating soup of the day ($3.50/cup, $5.50/bowl). A vitamin-kissed mixed greens and spinach salad laced with candied walnuts, grape tomatoes, and judicious sprinkles of feta cheese ($6.75) hones jaw muscles and rabbit impressions. Guests can opt to eschew greenery entirely for the primal chew of cheese, pepperoni, or veggie pizza by the slice ($4–$5). Congo lines of freshly whipped desserts fill sweet teeth with bites of strawberry-topped cheesecake ($5.50), vegan cookies ($2.50), and frosty glasses of ice-cream-kissed frozen coffee ($3.50).

1273 Queen St
Southington,
CT
US

Bridge Street Live offers a bevy of entertainment options in an inviting art-deco setting. On October 1, former subway musician Lipbone Redding will purse his namesake to produce wave after wave of brassless trombone sound. Nicknamed the "Human Sweet Box," Redding delivers a unique brand of jazz, blues, jam, and soul. Warm up your laughbox for Comedy Night on October 8, which features DJ Hazard, a founding member of the infamous Ding Ho Club. Also taking the stage is Moody McCarthy, who has been known to craft jokes out of whatever material is most abundant, be it wood, soap, thin air, or overweight air. The third available show, on October 9, sees traditions of Charlie Parker fused with the electric style of Miles Davis to create the distinctive sounds produced by the Isaac Young Quartet. Witness an enjoyable evening of bass lines and completely unsquare jams.

41 Bridge Street
Canton,
CT
US