Coffee & Treats in Richmond

$9 for a Half Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes at Carytown Cupcakes ($16 Value)

Carytown Cupcakes

Carytown

$16 $9

Gourmet cupcakes in flavors such as oreo peanut butter, vegan dark chocolate cherry, and gluten-free salted caramel

$18.99 for 24" Pan-Sized Cookie Cake with Custom Writing from Great American Cookies ($36.99 Value)

Great American Cookies

Southpark Mall

$36.99 $18.99

Chefs craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Kirt's Homemade Ice Cream ($20 Total Value)

Kirt's Homemade Ice Cream

Rio

$10 $5

Inventive flavors of ice cream and sorbet—including red velvet, raspberry cheesecake, and egg nog—churned onsite for optimal freshness

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Ice Cream and Shaved Ice at Sno Zone ($16 Total Value)

Sno Zone

Grafton

$8 $5

More than 70 flavors of Hawaiian–style shaved ice star on a menu with other summery treats such as ice cream, hot dogs, nachos, and shakes

One Dozen Cupcakes or $18 for $35 Toward Baked Goods at Bella Cakes, Inc.

Bella Cakes, Inc.

Kiln Creek

$22 $11

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Red velvet, tiramisu, and cherry lemonade with homemade buttercream frosting; baked goods include fresh bread, muffins, cookies, and cronuts

$6 for $10 Worth of Ice Cream — Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen - Patrick Henry Mall

Newport News

$10 $6

Creamy soft-serve vanilla or chocolate ice cream; wide variety of blizzards, shakes, sundaes, and moolattes

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Love In A Cup Frozen Yogurt Bar ($20 Value)

Love In A Cup Frozen Yogurt Bar

Colliseum Central

$10 $5.50

Live, active cultures fortify smooth, natural frozen dessert with health benefits, and guests accent it at the toppings bar

Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies at Yogen Früz (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Yogen Früz

Potomac Mills

$10 $6

Creamy probiotic-rich frozen yogurt available in nonfat, no-sugar-added & lactose-free varieties & piled with fresh-fruit mix-ins & toppings

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies & Teas at bluberi ($30 Value)

bluberi

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Swirls of nonfat & low-fat yogurt mix with fresh fruit and candies, accompanied by steaming cups of Tavalon premium loose-leaf tea

$11 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Toward Cafe Food and Drinks at Cuppys Coffee ($20 Value)

Cuppys Coffee

Woodbridge

$5 $2.75

Specialty coffees, bubble tea, and organic fruit smoothies in a quaint coffee shop with indoor seating and black-and-white checkered floors

$16 for $30 Worth of Caf? Sandwiches — The Parlor On Granby

The Parlor On Granby

Downtown Norfolk

$30 $16

Breakfast, lunch, or Saturday brunch

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes at Cakes by Happy Eatery (Up to 51% Off)

Cakes by Happy Eatery

Manassas

$36 $18

Bakers craft cupcakes in assortment of flavors that can include vanilla sundae, strawberry shortcake, chocolate chantilly, or red velvet

$15 for $30 Worth of Ice Cream, Smoothies, and Other Frozen Treats at Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery

Gainesville

$10 $5

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream and frozen yogurt to create unique flavor combinations; tasty shakes and smoothies

8 Ice-Cream Cones or 1 Year of Ice-Cream Pints from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Ben & Jerry's

Multiple Locations

$34.08 $17

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream, a cherry ice cream chock-full of cherries and fudge flakes

Two-Hour Cupcake-Decorating Class for One or Two, or One Dozen Cupcakes at Occasionally Cake (Up to 55% Off)

Occasionally Cake

Multiple Locations

$42 $19

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Classes teach cupcake-decorating techniques; cupcake flavors range from red velvet to cookies 'n' cream with Oreo buttercream

10 Chocolate Drinks or $29 for $40 Worth of Two-Hour Chocolate Classes at Artfully Chocolate

Artfully Chocolate

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Classes teach students the history of chocolate or how to pair it with wine; Sip chocolaty drinks inspired by the careers of famous women

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Fro-Yo at Yo Mix Frozen Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

Yo Mix Frozen Yogurt

Virginia Beach

$10 $6

Rotating selection of flavors includes Dragon Passion tart, chocolate mint cookies, blood orange tart, and Arctic vanilla

$7 for $12 Worth of Smoothies — Chizzled Nutrition

Chizzled Nutrition

Northeast Virginia Beach

$12 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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Carytown Cupcakes' team of bakers, affectionately known as "Team Buttercream," handcrafts the shop's preservative-free treats from scratch daily. Proprietor Dawn Schick harnessed the epicurean skills she gained as a personal chef and caterer to open her own cupcake shop in 2009 and has been baking alongside her expert team ever since. Her permanent menu of classic cupcakes woos sweet teeth with the familiar, comforting flavors of red velvet, vanilla, and baby blanket. Meanwhile, her seasonal menus rotate weekly to include vegan and gluten-free selections that fit into themes ranging from wine country to candy bars. For those 21 and over, Carytown Cupcakes is now offering beer, wine, and prosecco.

3111 W Cary St
Richmond,
VA
US

A gathering place for both children and parents, Cartwheels & Coffee sows the seeds of neighborhood camaraderie with its multi-purpose recreational facility. Inside, an enclosed play area entertains children aged six and under with interactive fun, and a separate section keeps babies captivated with age-appropriate toys. Meanwhile, parents can kick back alongside each other in the Wi-Fi-equipped cafe and sip on locally roasted cups of coffee or recharge with other items from the menu. Special events throughout the week provide a change of pace to normal activities, including singing sessions on Mondays and dance classes on Wednesdays.

2820 W Cary St
Richmond,
VA
US

From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers? exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location?s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.

939 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

Each morning, Montana Gold Bread Co.'s bakers make their way to a stone burr mill where they grind red wheat from a farm in Montana into flour. That flour goes into dough that they knead by hand before baking it into preservative-free breads such as cherry-apple challah or honey whole wheat. They carve loaves into slices for sandwiches with housemade chicken salad or roast beef and horseradish. Patrons can also find sweet treats such as pecan-encrusted cinnamon rolls and fresh cookies.

3543 W Cary St.
Richmond,
VA
US

Outside of swimming laps in chocolate syrup, smoothies at Smoothie King are the tastiest way to improve your health. Smoothie King smoothies combine fresh fruit, natural juices, and special nutritional enhancers into more than 90 flavors (you can customize, add, and subtract the extras), all of which focus on achieving one of seven nutritional goals. Try an antioxidant-rich Pomegranate Punch with pomegranate, bananas, blueberries, apple juice, soy protein, and Turbinado sweetener to stay healthy. Weight-conscious en-smuthiasts can trim down and float away with the Celestial Cherry High, packed with bananas, black cherry, papaya, Turbinado, and honey, and unpacked with fat. You can also customize any smoothie by adding enhancers or “make it skinny” by cutting out the Turbinado.

1211 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

Scoops & More sates the treat-seekers of Richmond with a copious selection of Breyers ice cream alongside classic American fare. The sizzlin grilled chicken sandwich pairs the Scoops savory chicken recipe with a tangy helping of chipotle sauce ($5.25). Prep your palate with savory home-style barbecue ribs ($8) and your choice of two sides such as candied yams or mac 'n' cheese before dipping into dessert with a cone, dish, or long-distance freight carrier filled with ice cream.

11516 Busy St
North Chesterfield,
VA
US