Jungle Gym & Cafe combines children's activities, fitness classes, and a gourmet café complete with free WiFi and two flat-screen TVs that light up with NFL action on Saturdays and Sundays. Children can cavort across bounce houses and block pits or partake in basketball and badminton, while watchful parents dine on turkey wraps or Greek salads. Meanwhile, group fitness-classes practice cardio dance, yoga, and aerobics. Inside the medical spa suite, a doctor helps parents regain their youth with chemical peels, Botox, and vein repair treatments.
For the nearly 100 regulars who frequent The Coffee Corner, all it takes to order a drink is a smile and a nod. That's because the café's baristas remember their faces and their favorite café drinks. Beverage choices range from organic coffee and Numi teas to signature drinks such as the Funky Monkey espresso with coconut and banana. Patrons can also cool off with an ice-blended frappe or nibble on muffins, cookies, and and other treats.
The baristas at All The Perks Espresso Caf? in La Mesa are even more passionate about coffee than they are about wordplay. So much becomes apparent after just a sip of their signature creation, the Perk-u-ccino. This delicious concoction brightens mornings with a blend of crushed ice, espresso, and sweet add-ons such as chocolate and peppermint or strawberry and banana. If you need an extra pick-me-up or get-me-over-that-wall, you can also opt for a sweet mexican mocha made with chocolate and spices. Customers may also choose from a large selection of teas, served hot or cold. But coffee and tea aren't the only perk at this cozy La Mesa shop. Complement your cold or steamy beverage with a breakfast wrap or a freshly made sandwich, both available all day long.
The chic, simple interior of Skybound Coffee + Dessert Lounge keeps the focus on what's most important: colorful, creamy gelato, fresh-baked pastries, and espresso. Topped with regular, organic, or dairy-free milk, espresso transforms into foamy lattes, mochas, and cappuccinos at the hands of expert baristas. Meanwhile, loose-leaf teas from around the world come to life with a touch of hot water, often served up alongside a flaky, fresh-baked croissant or a slice of rich, chocolate cake. Some gluten-free options are also available.
At Fully Loaded Micro Juicery, only organic, raw, and locally sourced fruits and veggies make their way into the cold-press juicer, which converts these ingredients into wholesome beverages. About three pounds of produce make up each bottle of pulp-free juice, such as green fuel, almond mylk, and ginger snap. Available a la carte, these drinks also form the basis of the juicery's one- and three-day cleanses that can help purify the body better than sleeping in a car wash.
Every Saturday night at the Sheraton Suites Houston, someone gets murdered––while dinner guests watch. Mystery dinner theater may not be a novel concept, but it's safe to say that the crew at Mystery Cafe does it right, as evidenced by their 2009-2013 streak of winning the United States Commerce Association's Houston Award for Dinner Theatres. Forks clink and brain gears whirr as theatergoers dine amid the action, where one of the cast members gets killed and the rest of the off-the-wall characters try to figure out whodunit. As the plot twists and turns like a Slinky on a waterslide, audience members take note of the evidence and submit their suspect and motive on a solution sheet. Whoever sniffs out the culprit is named Super Sleuth and garners a prize. The dress code is dressy casual, meaning anything from a prom dress to jeans is okay, but the mermaid tail should stay at home.