Born and raised in Lebanon, Freda Muribi worked under the tutelage of esteemed culinary maestros in Miami, New York, and Chicago before relocating to Cape Coral and concocting her own assemblage of international eats at Le Chocolatier & More. Alongside selected American cuisine, Freda treats patrons to Mediterranean breads, authentic Lebanese dishes, and an extensive selection of sandwiches, salads, and soups. Le Chocolatier & More satiates sweet-toothed clientele with a delectable array of chocolates and Middle Eastern desserts. Freda and her staffers create each morsel of food entirely from scratch, assembling fresh ingredients in a clean, open kitchen and serving fare with authentic utensils and presentations when applicable. Le Chocolatier & More equips its dining room with complimentary WiFi, so feasters can alert friends about their grub without violating the restaurant's carrier-pigeon ban.
Island Yogurt's self-service dispensers churn out certified-kosher Honey Hill Farm frozen yogurts and sorbets from an ever-shifting assortment of more than 40 flavors. Many of Island's frozen-treat selections shun fat, sugar, or dairy and past flavors have included such nectarous selections as classic california tart, decadent red-velvet cupcake, or piquant orchard peach. A palette of more than 40 candy, nut, and fresh-fruit toppings allows customers to adorn their yogurt canvases with clumps of mangos and chocolate chips or awkward gummy-bear family portraits, and finalized creamy creations are weighed in by the ounce.
Coral Palm Cafe's owner and chef Quirino 'Warren" Chiapparelli assembles signature Southern Italian dishes from both local and imported ingredients, serving platters to lilting Mediterranean tunes in an intimate dining room. Chicken, pork, or veal parmesan stews carnivorous centerpieces in hand-prepped marinara sauce ($17–$18), while the fettuccine all' Amatriciana's ($17) sautéed pasta ribbons swaddle bites of pancetta and prosciutto when they are not moonlighting as cummerbunds. During lunch hours, potato pancake Reuben and hot turkey po boy hero sandwiches ($11) canoodle with soup, salad, or fries. Guests can play matchmaker between meals and a roster of red and white wines, such as the Aquinas cabernet from Napa Valley ($35), then hollow out a chocolate-mousse-filled cannoli ($4) to fashion a fife whose tones summon bouncing marshmallow peeps.
Coffee Creations brews invigorating cups of coffee from Kona blends, Colombian Supremo beans, and Jamaica High Mountain beans, which drip into an aromatic and semisweet elixir. The shop also imbues its coffees with extra flavor with natural oils, such as vanilla, which can be mixed into hundreds of customized tastes. A simple breakfast and lunch menu accompanies each cup, with entrees from biscotti and pancakes to soup and BLTs. Coffee Creations also builds custom gift baskets, themed around gourmet coffees, teas, or hot chocolate.