The synergistic Scoops Ice Cream and Coffee features ice-cold treats to cool down mouths after sips of hot drinks, as well as coffee to warm up tongues and prevent brain freeze after licks of chilly ice cream. Customers can choose from 32 flavors of ice cream, gelato, and italian ice, and cool off during a hot summer's day when the sun seems close enough to light a birthday candle with. Scoops' coffees run the gamut from hot cups of joe to specialty drinks.
Chef Michelle Stalling studied the culinary arts at the University of Houston, but her education began way before college. Hailing from a long line of bakers and chefs, Chef Michelle practically has frosting running through her veins and cake batter dripping like sap out of her family tree. At All About Cakes, she harnesses her experience and inherited passion for pastries to create sweet, decadent, and beautiful customized treats. Her cupcakes come in flavors such as butter pecan with French buttercream, bananas foster with caramel cream, and German chocolate. Sheet cakes and round cakes likewise include many options: tres leches and red velvet flavors, Bavarian cream fillings, and chocolate ganache icing are just a few examples.
Chef Michelle also bakes tiered and sculpted cakes with detail in fondant and customizable designs that make them almost as beautiful to look at as they are fun to faceplant into. Other treats include French macaroons, tuxedo-dipped strawberries, and dessert bars.
Early morning sun filters through diaphanous white curtains, bathing a line of customers in a warm glow as they await their drinks. Behind the counter, staff members buzz about, filling cups with floods of steamy tea and coffee while simultaneously chatting with their patrons. So begins another day at Teahouse And Coffee Tapioca Bar, where cheery red walls and cozy chairs beckon guests to sit and quench their thirst late into the evening. The shop churns out more than 150 tea, coffee, and juice drinks ranging from traditional cappuccinos to unique selections such as pineapple gel cream tea, kumquat-lemon juice, and frozen Japanese green tea. Baristas also bolster standard drinks with the addition of brown-sugar- and caramel-laden tapioca pearls hand-plucked from wild pudding cups. As they sip, guests can also snack on cupcakes and muffins and surf the Internet on the shop’s free WiFi.
Smoothies have long been considered the healthier cousins of their milkshake kinsmen. However, even though they typically contain fruit, they’re often filled with things that aren’t good for you. The beverage experts at Smoothie Factory don’t fall into this trap. Their more than 30 smoothie combinations configure fresh fruits such as peach, blueberry, and strawberry with nutritional boosts that include dietary fibers, amino acids, and antioxidants. They also whip up a handful of drinks made especially for kids, and devise athlete-friendly super-smoothies containing bonus protein shots and weight-gain formula.
Fruity Yogurt beckons to dessert-minded mouths with a menu of smooth fro-yo forged from fresh ingredients and peppered with dozens of fruit and candy toppings. As patrons enter the eatery's self-serve setup, a collection of 12 flavors assembles in front of them like velvety Von Trapp children, serenading sweet teeth with the flavors of all-natural pistachio, kiwi, piña colada, and chocolate raspberry. Treat-seekers can nosh on scoops topped with granola, green-apple jelly, and coconut flakes as they enjoy free WiFi, cable TV, and a variety of inedible board games.
Ben & Jerry’s has double-handedly transformed ice cream from a dreary and dreaded after-dinner chore into a dazzling treat that can be easily stored in pants pockets. The shop offers a variety of frozen confections, from milkshakes to large ice-cream cups and cones, hot-fudge sundaes, and signature pints. Spoon the cuddly depths of Ben & Jerry’s famous original flavors, such as Cake Batter, Cherry Garcia, Imagine Whirled Peace, Triple Caramel Chunk, Peanut Brittle, Chunky Monkey, Half Baked, Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz, New York Super Fudge Chunk, and more.