Coffee & Treats in North Carolina

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Café Pastries and Drinks at TK Kaffee ($30 Total Value)

TK Kaffee

TK Kaffee

Enjoy a Turkish espresso with a slice of cake or a strawberry and basil smoothie paired with ice cream with a choice of toppings

$10 $5

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food at Tropical Smoothie Cafe ($30 Value)

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Greensboro

Wholesome flatbreads, wraps and salads pair with real-fruit smoothies packed with vitamins and supplements

$10 $5

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Frozen Yogurt at Frogurt (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Frogurt

Winston-Salem

Choose from 10 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, such as cake batter and peanut butter, and personalize it with any of 95 toppings

$10 $6

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One- or Two-Dozen Cupcakes at Sweet Savory Cupcakes (50% Off)

Sweet Savory Cupcakes

Downtown

Cupcakes made from red velvet and chocolate as well as signature flavors such as chicken and waffle

$30 $15

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$12.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yolo Frozen Yogurt

Yolo Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Flavors include strawberry, cookies and cream, birthday cake, and low-fat pumpkin pie; toppings bar stocked with fruit, candy, and nuts

$8 $4.33

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($30 Value)

TCBY

Wilmington

Twelve rotating self-serve frozen yogurt and non-dairy Silk flavors; choose from more than 50 toppings

$10 $5

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$6 for $10 Worth of Smoothies — Fit plus Nutrition

Fit Plus Nutrition

High Point

From the merchant: Come enjoy a healthy, delicious protein/meal-replacement smoothie.

$10 $6

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Coffee, Desserts, and Cafe Treats at Panacea Coffeehouse (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Panacea Coffeehouse

Waynesville

House-roasted beans from countries including Tanzania, Guatemala, and Sumatra serveded alongside a short menus of cafe treats

$10 $6

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Frozen Yogurt at Frogurt (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Frogurt

Hickory

Choose from 10 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, such as cake batter and peanut butter, and personalize it with any of 95 toppings

$10 $6

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$30 for a Five-Visit Punch Card, With Each Punch Good for $10 at Cold Stone Creamery ($50 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Multiple Locations

A year-round treat, fresh-churned seasonal ice cream pairs with warm cookies, cakes, and waffles to create unique flavor combinations

$50 $30

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Two or Five Groupons for Specialty Coffee Drinks and Pastries at 5th Avenue Coffee Cafe (Up to 67% Off)

5th Avenue Coffee Cafe

Garner

Baristas serve cups of coffee or handcrafted lattes with slices of cake, brownies, and scones

$7.50 $3

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$8 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Baked Goods at Our Daily Bread Bakery ($20 Total Value)

Our Daily Bread Bakery

Cornelius

Baker prepares brick-oven baked artisan breads, pastries, sandwiches, pizza, and specialty cakes

$5 $2

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Healthy Food and Café Drinks at Oasis in Carr Mill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Oasis in Carr Mill

Carrboro Central Business District

Locally baked pastries, fruit and vegetable smoothies, vegetarian stews and quiches, pizzas and crepes, organic beer, coffee, and tea

$16 $8

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Coffee and Pastries at Betty's Bakery (56% Off). Two Options Available.

Bettys bakery

Wilkesboro

Espresso and cappuccino match with fresh-baked muffins and pastries, including gluten-free options

$6.75 $3

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One Dozen Cupcakes or Two Dozen Cake-Pops at My Local Bakery (Up to 53% Off)

My Local Bakery

Morganton

Specialty cupcake flavors change monthly, with options that might include chocolate-covered banana, red velvet, and strawberry cream cheese

$25 $14

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Café Cuisine and Drinks at Clayton Bakery and Cafe (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Clayton Bakery and Cafe

Clayton

Chefs use local and natural ingredients to whip up daily soups, grilled sandwiches on fresh sourdough, and pastries

$7 $3.50

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Four-Drink Punch Card or Three Half-Pound Bags of Coffee Beans at Cumberland Coffee Roasters (Up to 52% Off)

Cumberland Coffee Roasters

South View

Coffee artisans brew lattes, espresso and frappe drinks alongside real-fruit smoothies; bags of fresh-roasted single-origin or blended beans

$20 $10

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$12 for $20 Worth of Ice Cream, Cakes, and Frozen Treats at Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery

Smithfield

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$20 $12

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$12 for Punch Card for Frozen Yogurt at CherryBerry ($20 Total Value)

CherryBerry

Metropolitan

Staff regularly swaps in new flavor options from their more than 50 flavors of frozen yogurt that can be paired with more than 50 toppings

$20 $12

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Café Food and Drinks for Breakfast or Lunch at Coffee Haven (Up to 43% Off)

Coffee Haven

Raleigh

Homey independent café offers signature drinks like the Horchata or Black Forest latte, breakfast sandwiches, salads, and warm paninis

$8 $4.66

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One Dozen Gourmet Cake Pops or One or Two Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes at My Cake Gallery (Up to 50% Off)

My Cake Gallery

Friendship

Created with an eye for artistry, each cake pop and cupcake wows friends and family with its beauty and rich flavors

$21 $12

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Tavern Food for Two or Four at World of Beer (Up to 44% Off)

World of Beer

Cary

Classic comfort food ramped up with modern flavors

$20 $12

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Afternoon Tea for 2 or 4, or Mother-Daughter Tea Party for 12 at Hampton's at J.H. Adams Inn (Up to 55% Off)

Hampton's at J.H. Adams Inn

High Point

Elegant interior of Italian Renaissance–style mansion serves as backdrop for afternoon tea with light snacks

$31 $15

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 at TCBY Frozen Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

TCBY Frozen Yogurt

Asheville

Low-fat frozen yogurt including greek and the new dairy-free vanilla almond made with Silk Almondmilk

$10 $5

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Frozen Yogurt at Frogurt (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Frogurt - Charlotte

Valley Hills Mall

Choose from 10 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, such as cake batter and peanut butter, and personalize it with any of 95 toppings

$10 $6

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12 Cupcakes or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Treats at Dulce Dessert Boutique (50% Off)

Dulce Dessert Boutique

Smithfield

Choose from a colorful and unique array of cupcakes or put together an array of desserts to enjoy

$32 $16

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Four $5 Vouchers for Ice Cream at MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery (Up to 45% Off)

Maggie Moo's

Grand Promenade Shopping Center

Dozens of ice-cream flavors churned fresh each day and used to create custom ice-cream cupcakes and cakes

$5 $2.75

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$11 for Four Visits with $5 Worth of Ice Cream Each at Chuck & Buck Cones 'N Cups ($20 Value)

Chuck & Buck Cones 'N Cups

Northeast Raleigh

Homemade ice cream in flavors such as black raspberry, chocolate truffle, and cake batter, plus baked goods and Italian ice

$20 $11

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6- or 10-Visit Punch Card or One Two-Gallon Create-A-Tin at Gourmet Gatlyn's Popcorn (Up to 50% Off)

Gourmet Gatlyn's Popcorn

Greensboro

Hand-crafted gourmet popcorns in savory an sweet flavors ranging from dill pickle to snickerdoodle

$30 $15

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Baked Goods and Desserts at Las Delicias Bakery (60% Off). Two Options Available.

Las Delicias Bakery

Charlotte

Freshly baked goods such as sweet breads, tarts, and cheesecakes, plus custom cakes for birthdays and other events

$10 $4

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One or Two Dozen Specialty Cupcakes or Dessert Wine & Dessert Gift Basket at Cookie's Sweets & Things (50% Off)

Cookie's Sweets & Things

Raleigh

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$18 $9

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Coffee Drinks or Tea and Baked Goods for Two or Four at FABO (42% Off)

FABO

FABO

Fresh coffee, espresso drinks, tea, cookies, and scones, served in an eclectic setting decorated with vibrant works by local artists

$13.70 $8

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$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Gourmet Baked Goods at The Wow Factor Cakes ($30 Total Value)

The Wow Factor Cakes

Dilworth

Wedding cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops that elicit "Wow"s for their flavors and innovative designs

$15 $6

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Global Restaurant's Chef Bernard grew up along the sun-soaked shores of the southern French village of Nice, where his grandfather was a pastry chef and his father owned a fish shop. This rich familial and Francophilic culinary heritage inspired him to take chef apprenticeships in Paris, the United Kingdom, Russia, and upon globe-roving cruise ships. His travels infused an eclectic edge into his cooking, which still incorporates traditional meals, fusion concepts, and a French spirit. His journeys also yielded him more than recipes — during one of his cruises, he met his wife, Shannon, whose experience with the front end of the food-and-beverage industry led the pair to open their own restaurant in Charlotte.

Inside the duo's creation, Global Restaurant, electric blues and oranges brighten the space, and crisp tablecloths lay a canvas for dishes with inventive flavors and artistic presentations. Chef Bernard's specialties include cauliflower-goat-cheese sauce, boldly splashed across a seared sea bass, and date chutney and caramelized apples that dance across an all-natural duck.

The menu, which is in many ways a travelogue of Bernard and Shannon's journeys, has snagged the attention of the Charlotte Observer and of WCNC's Charlotte Today, which invited Bernard on air for a live cooking demo, where he seared some of his famous diver scallops atop the weatherman's greenscreen.

3520 Toringdon Way
Charlotte,
NC
US

Legend has it that when The Flying Biscuit Cafe first opened, diners were so enamored with the kitchen's soft, flaky biscuits that they polished off the entire stock before 11 a.m., causing the restaurant to close its doors for the day. Today, the cheerful eatery has expanded to 13 locations across Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida, each one serving an average of 5,000 biscuits per week. Cooks are forever busy in the kitchens, slicing up the fluffy biscuits for breakfast sandwiches and folding farm-fresh and organic ingredients into a variety of American comfort classics. They dole out breakfast dishes all day long, from wood-smoked salmon scrambles to the gooey grits lauded by reporters from The Emory Wheel as "the most delicious cheese grits you’ve ever tasted (or ever will taste)". As the day wears on, the cooks turn their attention to juicy Angus beef burgers and Southern-style dinners such as chicken-fried steak and spicy jambalaya pasta. Committed to promoting healthy lifestyles, they also offer a variety of good-for-you menu items and modifications, whipping up omelets with egg whites, baking biscuits with whole wheat, and serving pancakes with a side of cast-iron kettlebells.

2016 Clark Ave
Raleigh,
NC
US

Selim Oztalay had been having sweet dreams of opening his own Italian gelato shop for many years. Growing up in Germany allowed him to not only be exposed to a variety of cultures, but also a variety of artisan gelato flavors that he missed when he moved to the United States. Hoping to expose American tongues to fine Italian flavors, he opened Gnam Gnam Gelato & Bistro. Named after the Italian saying for "delicious," Gnam Gnam makes visitors say just that with a rotating selection of more than 80 inventive gelato flavors made fresh and onsite daily. Servers heap scoops of the bistro’s namesake treat disguised as eggnog, tiramisu, and Nutella, and the spaghetti gelato reimagines its savory counterpart with vanilla gelato, strawberry syrup, white-chocolate shavings, and a longing for the old country. Those with larger hankerings can be sated with entrees from the full menu which features made-to-order artisan paninis, fresh salads, and combo meals.

3712 Lawndale Dr
Greensboro,
NC
US

Though high-school teacher Jason Knight had an “entrepreneurial spirit” and dreamed of opening a cookie and ice cream parlor, he also didn’t know “anything about making ice cream,” as he once explained to the Winston-Salem Journal. Intrigued by his friend’s dream and eager to support him on this endeavor, Edgar Everett—a chiropractor by trade—joined forces with his college pal, and the two immersed themselves in all things sweet, from ice-cream-making seminars to baking classes; thus Cookies + Cream was born, sating sweet cravings with batches of freshly baked cookies and housemade ice cream.

In the years since handing a freshly minted waffle cone to his first customer, Jason has spent countless hours perfecting the recipes for 45 different flavors of ice cream, including inventive options such as banana macadamia chip, cinnamon stick, and caramel latte. Warm, fragrant clouds of baked cookies and brownies escape the kitchen and flood the shop, and milkshakes and sundaes cool down mouths overheated from fielding crank phone calls from auctioneers. Guests can get their treats to go or snuggle into the seating area as they sip their coffees and plug into the shop’s free WiFi. Jason and Edgar also host fundraising events on a regular basis. For example, Doggy Day is a benefit for Stepping Stones Canine Rescue replete with doggy ice cream, face painting, and pet caricature drawings for pups able to laugh at the size of their snouts.

5395 Robinhood Village Dr
Winston Salem,
NC
US

While flipping through television channels, you might spot Chuck Hayworth slicing up spaghetti squash or sculpting a vegan meatball on his own cooking show, Thankfully Local. The skilled chef is a passionate proponent of eating locally sourced foods, having overcome stomach cancer on a diet of farm-fresh produce and fruits. In the kitchen of Worth It Café, Chef Chuck works with a colorful array of fresh ingredients—95% of which originated from local North Carolina purveyors. To craft his signature "stuffwiches", Chuck packs hollowed-out farmhouse bread with barbeque pulled pork, crispy chicken, and house-roasted beef.

Diners gather around tabletops in the cafe's airy seating area, sipping freshly brewed iced tea and lingering over last bites of freshly baked brownies. Some opt to grab one of Chuck's takeaway dinners—such as chicken pot pie or spinach lasagna—to bring home and enjoy with their family or the pack of wild dogs they've come to love like a family.

2945 S Miami Blvd
Durham,
NC
US

At Steve's Sweet Treats Bakery, husband and wife team Steve and Joy Morris pass their days together baking a menu of made-from-scratch treats in a homey caf? setting. Between bites of fresh bread, cinnamon rolls, or house-made snicker doodles, visitors can sip gourmet coffee and surf free WiFi as they bask in the shop?s comforting aesthetic, which pairs framed artwork and nostalgic knickknacks with mismatched antique furniture. Saturday mornings invite locals to linger longer over breakfast, and special orders allow customers to take a piece of the bakery home with them.

Custom cakes, cheesecakes infused with fruit or sandwich-style cookies, and cake pops that can be fashioned into edible cartoon characters are just a few of the shop?s sweet specialties, which may also be delivered locally to a home, office, or group of resourceful kindergarteners with convincing baritones.

5780 Ramsey St
Fayetteville,
NC
US