Coffee & Treats in Okolona

$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies, and Treats at Choices Yogurt Bar ($18 Value)

Choices Yogurt Bar

East Louisville

$6 $3

15 frozen-yogurt flavors packed with beneficial live cultures and adorned with 50 different fresh-fruit and candy toppings

Frozen Yogurt at Sweet n Swirly (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sweet n Swirly

Multiple Locations

$6 $3

Ten flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt include nonfat, no-sugar-added, and nondairy options; more than 50 fruit, nut, and candy toppings

$13.50 for a Five-Visit Punch Card, Each Punch Valid for $5 Worth of Treats at Mee Mee's Treats ($25 Value)

Mee Mee's Treats

Louisville

$25 $13.50

Nearly 20 flavors of frozen yogurt and sorbet, plus cake pops, dipped strawberries, and yogurt pies

$8 for $16 Worth of Bagels, Sandwiches, and Wraps at Nancy's Bagel Grounds

Nancy's Bagel Grounds

Clifton

$16 $8

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Fresh-baked muffins & Columbia River Coffee lure diners beside hot espresso, sandwiches & 13+ bagel styles such as spinach feta & sesame

$11 for Five Medium Cups of Gelato at Gelato Gilberto ($21.25 Value)

Gelato Gilberto

Prospect

$21.25 $11

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Scoops of handcrafted gelato in 20 flavors, from Salted Caramel to Tiramisù

$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 at Adrienne & Co. Bakery and Cafe ($24 Value)

Adrienne & Co. Bakery and Cafe

Downtown Jeffersonville

$12 $7

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Adrienne Holland and her staff prepare warm baked pastries, biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee drinks

$13.50 for a Five-Visit Punchcard, Each Punch Good for $5 Worth of Yogurt at Orange Leaf ($25 Value)

Orange Leaf

Multiple Locations

$25 $13.50

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt made fresh daily with Kentuckiana milk, ready to be sprinkled with dozens of toppings

$8 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Donuts at Amazing Glaze Donut Company ($16 Value)

Amazing Glaze Donut Company

Floyds Knob

$8 $4

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Menu with dozens of donuts, such as long johns, donut holes, and fruit-filled bismarks, also includes other pastries and bakery items

$15 for $30 Worth of Café Food for Breakfast and Lunch at Cobbler's Cafe

Cobbler's Cafe

Elizabethtown

$10 $5

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Coffee, espresso drinks, and organic teas complemented by western omelets, scones, muffins, and other bakery staples

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for One Coffee Drink at Reality Tuesday Cafe ($20.36 Total Value)

Reality Tuesday Cafe

Multiple Locations

$5.09 $3

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Organic, fair-trade coffee from Cincinnati-based roaster Seven Hills pairs with homemade pastries and cheesecake

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf –15 Cincinnati Locations

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yo-Yo’s Premium Frozen Yogurt (Up to 50% Off)

Yo-Yo’s Yogurt

Independence

$10 $5

12 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, from pink lemonade to candy bar smash, customized with a choice of more than 40 toppings

$11 for Five Coffee Drinks at Blend Coffee ($20.25 Value)

Blend Coffee

Covington

$20.25 $11

Community-focused cafe serves up premium coffee drinks, plus from-scratch fare such as sandwiches, breakfast popovers, and barbecue tacos

Bubble Tea Party for 2 or Private Bubble Tea Party for Up to 10 at Swirly Bears (Up to 51% Off)

Swirly Bears

Cincinnati

$59 $29

You can drink tea and indulge in cookies with your friends

$11 for $20 Worth of Teas and Treats at Boba Cha

Boba Cha

Over-the-Rhine

$20 $11

Bubble teas with tapioca pearls in flavors such as mango, taro, and peach

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Coffee and Gelato at Urbana Cafe ($24 Value)

Urbana Cafe

Findley Market

$8 $4

Italian-style coffee such as cappuccinos, espresso, lattes, Affogatos, and Caffe Shakeratos served from a mobile bar built from a Vespa Ape

Juicing Class for 2 or Party for 10 at Sippy Bears Up to 51% Off)

Sippy Bears

Findlay Market

$59 $29

Learn to combine nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables in a juicer or ordinary blender, then taste half a dozen blends

One, Two, or Five Dozen Cupcakes from A Mother's Touch Cakes (Up to 54% Off)

A Mother's Touch Cakes

Farmer's Market

$30 $15

Baker who uses 10% of every purchase to feed people in need whips up gourmet cupcakes, including gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan options

One, Two, or Three Dozen Regular Cupcakes or Cookies at Sweets By LaDawn (Up to 54% Off)

Sweets By LaDawn

Cincinnati

$23.40 $12

Baker creates custom cookies and cupcakes, with flavors such as red velvet and classic white, and frosting like chocolate buttercream

Frozen Treats at Rhino’s Frozen Yogurt & Soft Serve (50% Off)

Rhino’s Frozen Yogurt & Soft Serve

Cincinnati

$10 $5

Friendly staffers serve frozen yogurts rich in calcium and probiotics, along with sorbet, Italian ice, and soft-serve ice cream

Tea Tasting for One or Two or Private Tea-Tasting Party for Eight at Churchill's Fine Teas (Up to 65% Off)

Churchill's Fine Teas

Over-The Rhine

$35 $18

5,000 years of tea covered in two hours; includes tea tasting, food, and brewing demonstration

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Red Mango (50% Off)

Red Mango

Cincinnati

$10 $5

Indulge in all-natural, award-winning frozen yogurt in nearly 50 flavors

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Bolstered by chocolate-making credentials gained by studying in Italy and San Francisco, Coco's Chocolate Cafe owner Fred Moore leads his team as they handcraft a menu of drinking chocolates and rich treats made from Valrhona and El Rey products. They give their signature turtles a twist with Madagascar vanilla beans, dip orange peels into pools of dark chocolate, and crown bourbon balls with sprinkles of chopped pecans. For romantic occasions, they also create lifelike chocolate roses ideal for presenting to a loved one or laying at the grave of a chocolate bunny. Inside the cozy café, warm lighting splashes from pendant lights onto tangerine walls and granite-topped tables as customers devour european mousse in white-chocolate cups and cool off with vanilla affogatos—chilled espresso and ice cream topped with fresh whipped cream and served in martini glasses. The shade of a red awning makes the outdoor patio's wrought-iron tables ideal for savoring homemade ice creams, such as peppermint-infused mint chocolate chip, espresso vanilla, and a vegan cashew-based variety.

1759 Bardstown Rd
Louisville,
KY
US

The aromas of warming butter and sugar have called to mind the Heitzman legacy since 1891, when Jacob Heitzman baked and iced his first cake. It didn't take long for his airy desserts to build a fan base, one that grew each time the bakery added to the menu with new items, such as butter kuchen and strawberry whipped-cream cake.

Today, a full-scale deli joins the original baked goods at the Heitzman Traditional Bakery and Deli. On the sweet side of the shop, spice cakes burst with raisins, pecans, and fresh jam, protected from poking fingers by a caramel coating. Fresh-made pies, signature butter kuchens, and loaf cakes teem with fruits and nuts, and specialty cakes come in classic variations such as german chocolate and red velvet. The deli satisfies savory teeth with kettle-boiled bagels from Dooley's Bagels, as well as a selection of fresh soups and sandwiches. Salads bring together morsels of chicken, tuna, and fruit cut by hand, and catering trays carry turkey and ham dinners, box lunches, and casseroles to family meetings and business sing-alongs.

9426 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville,
KY
US

Since April, 2003, the chefs at North End Caf? have championed a focus on local, seasonal ingredients with a healthy approach to cooking. North End Caf?'s menu features traditional meals from around the world, ranging from grass-fed beef burgers and flatiron steaks to grilled fish and scallops to stir-fry and cakes. For sharing, chefs build eclectic small plates such as crab cakes, fried goat-cheese ravioli, and almond-crusted brie. They also prepare a range of vegan and gluten-free dishes, taking care to avoid the pyrotechnics that result when steak and tofu touch.

To accompany these meals, bartenders pour American and international wines, and blend cocktails from fruit and old-fashioned ingredients. At the Highlands location, a brand-new tap system spouts 23 craft beers, including imperial IPAs and peppery black porters. In warmer months, the aromas of cooking and laughter of clientele also fill the Highlands location's outdoor deck, an expansive wooden patio surrounded by vines and flowers.

2116 Bardstown Rd
Louisville,
KY
US

When the Perry and Burke families joined forces to open Sweet n Swirly, they shared a vision of promoting a healthier alternative to ice cream. Neither family could have predicted, however, how quickly that vision would catch on.

Today, visitors stream into a trio of cheery, welcoming locations in Kentucky and Indiana, eagerly sidling up to self-serve stations that protrude from walls painted in vibrant pinks and purples. These stations pump out 10 creamy flavors at any given time, including no-sugar-added options and nondairy sorbets.

The ever-changing lineup of flavors runs the gamut from refreshing to decadent. On one side of the spectrum are tart, summery variations such as blueberry, ginger lemonade, and non-dairy sorbet, whereas choices inspired by more traditional desserts include peanut butter and root-beer float. A candy wall proffers toppings such as jellybeans and chocolate sunflower seeds.

805 Blankenbaker Pkwy
Louisville,
KY
US

Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 list of Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. The shop’s reputation grew, and so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&M’s, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real showstoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.

4801 Outer Loop Suite B302
Louisville,
KY
US

The menu at Funmi’s Café swims with the names of West African dishes, tangles of unfamiliar syllables. Kachumbari, asaro, and kelewele may sound intimidating initially, but they conceal a cuisine characterized by warmth and gentle spice. Kachumbari is an African spin on coleslaw, asaro is a goldenrod-hued yam porridge, and kelewele is a snack of fried plantains.

In the kitchen, chefs stir pots of stew and sauce, often eschewing meat and dairy to fill Funmi’s menu with vegan options. Beneath murals of circular huts on a colorful savannah, fair-trade organic coffee imported from Africa pours forth steam like a robot trying to understand the end of Of Mice and Men.

3028 Bardstown Rd
Louisville,
KY
US