Cream & Sugar Cafe, which was voted as Lagniappe's best coffeehouse for the 2013 Nappie Awards, might give off the impression of just being a quaint little house from the outside, but on the inside, its a whole different story. Chefs specialize in gourmet cafe fare, such as the crabmeat and goat cheese quiche on a pecan crust or the house's seafood gumbo poured over a plate of grits. To complement these entrees, they prepare drinks with the house's manual Italian espresso machine and create unique delicacies such as their signature cake balls. They make these bite-size delicacies in numerous flavors, and even incorporate liquor for spiked sweets perfect for any adult party. The decor is bright and retro, with a rustic wood plank and marble bar, chalkboards scribbled on with colorful chalk, and vintage pastry display cases.
For more than 43 years, the staffers at Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe have been crafting velvety ice creams right there in the shop. They whip up a rotating menu of flavors—on any given day, visitors might find german chocolate cake, pumpkin, pineapple orange, amaretto almond, or a new flavor the ice cream artisans are experimenting with. They place three big scoops of ice cream and flavors such as strawberry or coffee into blenders or on vibrating exercise platforms to create well-mixed milk shakes and malts. Whipped cream and a cherry top cherry, lemon, and root-beer sodas.
The Palette Café rests its tasty laurels in the airy glass front atrium of the Mobile Museum of Art, allowing patrons a palatable space to fuel up on morsels between exhibits, or simply as a pleasant eatery for non-museum goers. Welcoming servers fete lunch-goers with an array of locally produced, fresh ingredients in accessible yet gourmet form. Start off your midday meal with the house-favored smoked tomato bisque ($3), a creamy concoction of roasted red peppers and savory tomatoes with the smoldering qualities of a 1940s torch singer. The vegetarian panini ($8) brings herbivore passion to portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, spinach and Brie, lovingly pressing them into a warm sourdough hug. Answer your thirst's phone calls with a Sparkling Strawberry Iced Tea ($2.95) served in a wine glass, or sate sweet teeth with the Margarita Mousse ($3), a semi-frozen scoop of tequila, Triple Sec, and lime-infused whipped dessert poured into a margarita glass and made complete with the spirits of pretzel-encrusted Mariachi musicians.
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 (pomegranates, bananas, strawberries, and cranberries, $4.99), are stuffed with superfruits and low-fat options, such as Mango Magic (mangos, pineapples, and nonfat 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 ($4.99 each). Individual supplements can also be added to any other smoothie ($0.59 extra), boosting its magic points by +10.
At TCBY, The Country's Best Yogurt, we offer a wholesome snack that's as delicious as it is nutritious. Our products are made with real dairy yogurt, which means it contains active cultures (or probiotics) so you can expect the benefits of an enhanced immune system, improved digestive health and stronger bones.
Dolcetto Cupcakes crafts moist, mouthwatering cuptreats in creative flavors and decorates them with vibrant swirls of smooth icing. Rather than describing the delights with words, the menu lets more than 20 cupcake photos speak for themselves. The chocolate cakes cry “decadent” with rich buttery icing eddies; the lime and lemon edibles say “surprise” with zesty tartness; the coconut sweet says “elegant” with blue icing and a mound of fresh shavings; and the hot pink vanilla cake slathered in crimson icing and black sugar crystals says, “eat me immediately, I might be made of Elmo.” Each and every cake is made by hand by the expert hands of Dolcetto’s chefs, whose dedication to the cupcake craft shows in their ability to create custom cuppy cakes (not included with this Groupon) and to put innovative ingredients, like marshmallow and caramel mousse, to use. Order your dozen in advance by phone, or by dropping by the store.