Coffee & Treats in Mount Clemens

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

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

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

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

$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

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

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

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

Half Off Sweets at Schakolad Birmingham Chocolate

Birmingham

$20 $10

Sweets include artisan chocolate bars, ganache truffles, cake pops, macarons, and scoops of gelato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Select Local Merchants

It's likely that when walking into a Big Apple Bagels, people won't just see baskets overflowing with fresh bagels, but they'll be able to smell fresh dough baking in the air. That's because bagels are both made and sold at each location, giving customers the chance to order up warm, chewy bagels in gourmet flavors such as blueberry cobbler and quiche lorraine. The cream cheeses are similarly diverse in flavor, as people can smear their bagels with onion chive, cheddar jalapeno, or whipped brown-sugar cinnamon. The menu also features New York-style deli sandwiches served on bagels and freshly tossed salads.

BAB serves products from their two sister brands, Brewster's Coffee and My Favorite Muffin, the latter of which uses soybean oil to keep their muffins moist yet low in cholesterol. Many locations also serve Freshëns smoothies, whose ripe-fruit blends are rich with healthy vitamins because unhealthy vitamins don't exist.

26250 Crocker Blvd
Harrison Township,
MI
US

Joined by her husband and close friends, founder Denise Mehl sought to create a space where parents could enjoy a good cup of coffee while watching their children play in a safe and soft environment. The result is Jungle Java, where tykes traipse through a well-padded multilevel maze of forest huts and treehouses. Toddlers can take time away from the fray in a separate safari area equipped with soft tunnels, slides, and age-appropriate cryptograms. As children romp, parents plunk themselves in the soft folds of a leather couch or power through some work on the free WiFi network. Jungle Java's café carries a menu of coffee drinks, smoothies, and snacks that include all-beef hot dogs and turkey and avocado sandwiches on eight-grain bread.

44595 Enterprise Dr
Clinton Township,
MI
US

Founded by ice-cream enthusiasts Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery has grown to more than 1,400 locations across North America. Each day, the shop's scoopers mix up fresh batches of ice cream, yogurt, and sorbet, which are served by the scoop, piled high in sundaes, and blended into shakes. After customers choose their desired flavor, the staffers toss the chilly sustenance upon a slab of frozen granite and fold in a smorgasbord of candy and nuts to achieve the ideal ice-cream-to-add-in ratio. Customers can dream up their own creations or opt for a signature masterpiece, sampling one of more than 11.5 million possible flavor combinations, which still await a brave conqueror to unlock them all. To accommodate sweets cravings at celebrations, staff members also dish out ready-made treats, such as ice-cream cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.

31961 Gratiot Ave
Roseville,
MI
US

Erma's Frozen Custard

Historic Custard Stand | Weekly Flavor Specials | Landscaped Picnic Area
Sample Menu
  • Simple option: vanilla-and-chocolate twist with a butterscotch dip
  • Fruity option: a Creamee Freeze—a combination of vanilla custard and slush ice such as grape or sour green apple
  • Over-the-top option: the Explosion—a blend of vanilla custard and your choice of candy, such as cheesecake bits and Snickers
When to Go: Unfortunately, Erma's Frozen Custard can't cure the winter blues, as it's only open from April 1 to Halloween night. When they are open, though, expect long lines during peak hours. CBS Detroit—who named Erma's one of the city's best spots for frozen custard in 2012—suggests heading over on weekdays before 5 p.m. for a shorter wait time.

Where to Sit: Head to Erma's landscaped backyard and grab a seat at one of the picnic tables nestled among flower patches and shady trees.

Inside Tip: Don’t hold up the line with indecision. Instead, stay abreast of Erma's weekly flavor specials before visiting. These always include two custards (past options range from french toast to dutch apple pie) and one nondairy, fat-free italian ice, such as blue raspberry.

While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Work up a sweat in nearby Troy at the Sanctuary Lake Golf Course (1450 East South Boulevard), whose signature course unfurls across 190 acres of undulating bunkers and greens.
After: Perfect your poker face at The River (48762 Van Dyke Avenue), a lounge whose twice-daily tournaments benefit different charities.

If You Can’t Make It, Try This: When Erma's original stand—built in 1942 and deemed a Shelby Township historic landmark since 2010—is too busy, head to its newest location in Warren.

6451 Auburn Rd
Shelby Township,
MI
US

Before they scoop ice cream into a waffle cone, whip it into a smooth chocolate shake, or pack it in pints, quarts, or half-gallons to carry home, the dessert masters at Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream Parlor have to craft the ice cream from a 14% butter fat ice cream mix. This mix is what gives the old-fashioned ice cream its smooth and creamy texture—an ideal canvas to cover with whole nuts, real fruit chunks, and fudge caramel, much like any canvas hanging in a museum. The scoop-wielders dole out 44 flavors in all, including exotic recipes such as Majestic Milky Way and maple-walnut alongside the old standbys of chocolate, vanilla, and butter pecan.

46540 Van Dyke Ave
Shelby Township,
MI
US

Keeping the culture of independent coffee shops alive, the friendly baristas at the Italian-style Ani’s Caffe brew up energizing lattes, mochas, and coffee amid deep crimson walls and cozy leather sofas. As steaming mugs of hot tea steep at the old-fashioned counter, staff scoop out cones and cups of dozens of decadent, local Ray’s Ice Cream flavors to complement freshly made espresso drinks. Additionally, every Friday and Saturday evening, the café invites local musicians to serenade its guests, who can always catch up with imaginary friends online using the shop’s free WiFi.

46841 Hayes Rd
Shelby Township,
MI
US