Located in an English country cottage, the English Tea Garden hosts idyllic afternoon tea times with traditional British bites and a menu of 11 loose-leaf teas. Mother and daughter tandems and men's rugby teams can spend an afternoon quaffing tea from fine china. Parties can choose tea selections such as the Organic Earl Grey tea or the Tippy Assam Leaf tea, in which black tea mingles with exotic fruit flavors. Guests also can nibble on assorted tea sandwiches and scones while marveling at how large their hands look when holding miniature pastries. Devonshire cream, preserves, and lemon curd accompany dishes for dainty delectability.
You can have your favorite coffee drink served hot, frozen, or over ice. Whether you're in the mood for a hot Miracle Mocha, or a frozen hot chocolate, they have something for you. They have a variety of loose leaf teas to choose from to enjoy with your locally baked scones, cookies and fresh baked muffins. As the cool season approaches, so do the delicious seasonal drinks such as the White Peppermint Mocha, Eggnog Latte, and the Gingerbread Mocha.
During the week, Miracle Coffee hosts a range of events. These include a kids-focused story time offered on the second Tuesday of the month, as well as open mic nights that cater to local musicians or auctioneers that like to practice between gigs.
Chocolate, coconut, peppermint, pistachio, raspberry, and salted caramel—at YoBerry Frozen Yogurt, these aren't a sundae's toppings. Instead, they're its foundation. Other frozen yogurt flavors include apple pie, cake batter, red velvet cake, and blueberry açai, making these sweet treats a clear step apart from the everyday ice cream. Once toppings such as mochi, almond bits, breakfast cereals, and white chocolate chips start piling on, desserts can get so elaborate customers may have to apply for a building permit.
The rich aromas of freshly brewing coffee permeates Biggby Coffee. Baristas blast water over specially micro-roasted beans, emitting a robust aroma as blasts produce delicious cups of espresso. The alchemy results in Biggby Coffee’s signature drinks such as their caramel and butterscotch Butter Bear latte. In addition to coffee, they serve freshly steeped teas, Creme Freeze smoothies, and hot or frozen hot chocolate. Solid foods such as fruit cups and baked goods fuel guests for hot coffee chugging contests.
At CoffeeTime Café, the air fills with the rich, earthy scent of organic fair-trade coffee beans and the satisfying buzz of espresso machines as baristas whip up frothy tops to cappuccinos and lattes. They build drinks and shakes with Lavazza espresso, chilled fruits, or rich chocolates amid dark varnished-wood accents, plasma screen TVs, and plump, leather couches. The shop's free WiFi enables students to study while live musicians strum acoustic guitars and sing musical versions of their upcoming Scantron answers.
Ruggles Cafe fills breadbaskets with seafood specialties, monstrous sandwiches, and soups created in-house. The sustainably raised organic chicken tenders bathe in a hickory-smoked barbecue sauce ($7), a bowl of baked-potato soup is made from scratch and garnished with sour cream, bacon, and scallions ($5), and the Veggie O sandwich houses spinach, avocado, tomato, red onion, shaved radish, cucumber, coleslaw, perforated swiss cheese, and russian dressing in multi-grain bread ($7). Entrees, such as the lobster mac 'n' cheese gratin, which is lathered in brie, parmesan, and sherry cream ($17), fill the body's culinary safe-deposit box with valuable taste. Ruggles' burgers ($8 to $10) hail from naturally raised beef and are void of hormones, antibiotics, and barely audible whimpering.