Chilly Spoons tempts sweet teeth with ten frozen yogurt dispensers that send out swirls of 100 rotating flavors and a few popular staples every day, including options that contain no fat, no dairy products, and no sugar added. After filling their cups, guests can customize their treats with more than 80 toppings that include candy, syrups, and fresh fruit, forming combos such as no-sugar-added coffee frozen yogurt with Kit Kats, Reese?s Pieces, and coconut flakes or tart wildberry frozen yogurt with slices of strawberries, almonds, and mochi. Since every treat is priced by the ounce, guests can also adjust their frozen yogurt?s size, grabbing a little for a guilt-free snack or a lot to add realism to a North Pole diorama.
The staff at Chilly Spoon's Melbourne location are dedicated to providing the community with more than just sweet treats: They've outfitted the eatery with a private kid's room that keeps little ones entertained with a television and a giant whiteboard, which serves as a canvas for budding artists. They also host events that take place in-store and outside, hosting birthday celebrations, Girl Scout field trips, and bounce-house parties.
Cathy Morris has spent 35 years of running restaurants, and she knows how to keep her customers happy. At Swagger's Southern Style Eatery, where she mans the griddle as the owner and operator, she'll cook you a burger in the morning or a three-egg omelet at lunch, as breakfast is served till 3 p.m.?whatever the meal, no one goes home hungry. That is especially the case with the breakfast specialty platter The Lumberjack, with two eggs, two pancakes, three meats, and home fries, as well as with The Bunkhouse, a five-ounce sirloin served alongside eggs and a camp counselor that makes sure you're asleep before 10 p.m.
The lunch and dinner options are equally enticing: Soups and salads balance out entrees such as Southern-fried smoked chicken and homemade meatloaf with red sauce. Bookending the main courses are appetizers such as hot wings and desserts such as homemade cobbler, bookend the main courses.
It's not often that cupcakes are as uniquely designed as they are flavorful. But, somehow, the bakers at DA Cupcake Boutique manage to pair inventive presentation with the shop's 32 cupcake flavors every day. For traditionalists, DA Cupcake tops chocolate cupcakes with a gooey mass of marshmallows and a graham-cracker stick, or pumps vanilla cupcakes with key-lime filling. And for the more adventurous, the staff creates cakes molded from individual swirl-topped cupcakes. They can arrange these into designs such as flirty dresses for birthday parties or bouquets of flowers to help someone mourn the loss of the last cake they ate. DA Cupcake's bakers can even make savory cupcakes, swapping out sugar and flour for cornbread topped with whipped mashed potatoes and a honey-barbecue chicken wing.
Guinness Stout, Jameson Whiskey, and Bailey's Irish Cream. These are the elixirs that fill glasses in Irish pubs, and they're also the ingredients needed to make a delicious Irish Car Bombs. Not the drink, though?the cupcake. At Sweet's Revenge, the Irish Car Bomb and various other cocktail cupcakes put an adult spin on a childhood treat. They're infused with alcohol, and star on a menu that features nearly 20 different custom cupcake flavors. Even the non-boozy cupcakes are loaded with inventive flavors, such as the Devil's Playground, which wakes up tastebuds with a kick of cyan and spicy chocolate butter cream. Though they might take a back seat to the cupcakes, cookies, cheesecakes, and pies punctuate Sweet's vengeful assaults on diets.
A tall, freestanding chalkboard just inside the entrance of Tasty lists the day's specials, which are constantly changing. There, on any given day, visitors may find a fresh-baked vegetarian quiche, chicken simmered with tomatoes and spices served over rice, or hand-patted burgers topped with melted cheese. Diners dig into homemade favorites, including delicious omelettes, french toast, and biscuits and gravy. For lunch, burgers with hand cut fries, paninis, and fresh salads.
At Flour & Spice Boutique, seasoned bakers whip up delicate cupcakes, cakes, and cookies, bursting with rich flavor and bright color and with most menu items completely gluten free. Sweet teeth sink in to red-velvet cupcakes flavored with Ghirardelli chocolate or Dough-Rae-Me cupcakes with soft cookie-dough fillings. Customers can also opt to savor the interesting texture and tastes of french macarons—almond-meringue sandwiches filled with flavored buttercream frosting.