The Greenville News named Coffee & Crema the Best Coffee Shop in 2010. While there aren't many reviews for the Haywood Mall location, eight Yelpers award the Forest Park Shopping Center location an average of 4.5-stars, and three Google Mappers give it a five-star average:
The friendly treatsmiths at blueberryfrog swirl and serve frozen creations made exclusively from organic ingredients free from artificial sweeteners. The small plain yogurt ($2.50) offers 106 calories of healthy sweet-seeking, but a luxuriously large flavored cup ($5.50) draws out desserts to decadent lengths. Patrons can add up to three toppings ($1.45), burying taste buds under an edible avalanche of fresh kiwi, blueberries, chocolate chips, granola, and other tasty accessories. Often locally grown, the fresh-fruit trimmings eschew flash-freezing and pasteurization processes to preserve their ability to dance the tarantella across tongues. In addition to being a rich and nutritious treat, the live probiotic cultures in yogurt can help aid digestion and simultaneously protect against lactose-intolerant-cephalopod bullying.
Head chef Valerie Rebellato combines her Brazilian origins with her love for its food in Cafe Paulista Grille’s made-from-scratch menu and its amenable atmosphere. Several meaty entrees encourage sharing, with large portions and a surfeit of sides such as fried banana, feijoada, and rice. Mix up beef and poultry with the Espetinho Caipira for Two, a vision of skewered sirloin and chicken breast ($27.99), among other skewered entree delights. Indecisive or surprise-loving diners can take a gustatory leap and leave their fate in Val’s deft hands, which will cook up whatever’s on her mind (except anything personally allergenic) ($8.99). Wash a meal down with a surfeit of exotic juice combinations ($3.69) featuring aliments such as cashew fruit, acai, and mango, or sip the strong house coffee ($1.99) with a rich, caramel fried banana ($2.99) or brazilian tiramisu ($4.99).
Featured on NBC and CBS, John Nolan’s Greenville History Tours provide access to the city’s storied past via educational strolls through the West or South End, landmark-peppered drives, and samplings of the city’s restaurant scene. Nolan founded the company in 2006 after spending a decade immersed in local history as a museum docent and time-traveling crime fighter. Since striking out on his own, Nolan has authored A Guide to Historical Greenville, South Carolina and has remained at the top of TripAdvisor’s rankings. Participants can reap the benefits of Nolan’s knowledge of history, culture, and architecture on traditional tours as well as special VIP tours.
TCBY serves 96–98% fat-free yogurt, which contains benevolent bacterial cultures that assist the body with digestion and nutrient absorption. Savor an assortment of silky soft-serve flavors, such as golden vanilla and white-chocolate mousse ($1.40–$6.95), or sip on a succulent smoothie—a coalesced concoction of real dairy and blended bushels of fruit ($4.25–$4.75). Otherwise, invigorate a body still sluggish from too much somnambulant water polo with a brisk cup of Moxie Java’s artisanally roasted coffees. Sip on an Americano ($3.15 for 20 ounces) or try a Moxie Milkee Way, which includes espresso, steamed chocolate milk and caramel syrup ($4.80 for 20 ounces). Moxie Java also whips up blended drinks, refreshing Italian sodas, and richly scented teas.
Honey Hush Fudge settles sweet-toothed demands with scores of southern-style desserts, homemade fudge, and ice cream. Plunder assortments of boxed fudge containing multiple varieties packed with chocolate chunks, rich walnuts, or sweet maple accents ($7 for 6 pieces, $17 for 20 pieces). Fleeting seasonal flavors include key lime and orange slice during the summer, candy corn and peppermint closer to the holidays, or corndog and pine tar during baseball season. Moist, homemade cakes ($22+), cookies ($7.50 for 12), and pies ($20+) perch behind glass cases, shining like sugared, celestial stars without the astronomic egos. Visitors to Honey Hush's airy retail space can sample an array of ice cream and practice proper spoon- and cone-based etiquette ($1.50 for a single scoop).