Coffee & Treats in Rochester

Half Off Baked Goods at Great Harvest Bread

Utica

$12 $6

Independent bakers craft whole-wheat bread, cheese bread, and fruit-and-chocolate energy bars using milled and unbleached flour

40% Off Tasting at La Mia Dolci Chocolate & Coffee Bar

Utica

$25 $15

Taste six chocolates from around the world, learn how chocolate is made, and take home a 2.5-ounce bar

Three $15 Vouchers at Buckner's: A Dessert Cafe

Pontiac Commercial Historic District

$10 $5

Cheesecake, pie, and cupcakes crafted by bakers in Metro Detroit; scoops of Ashby's ice cream

Half Off Sweets at Schakolad Birmingham Chocolate

Birmingham

$20 $10

Sweets include artisan chocolate bars, ganache truffles, cake pops, macarons, and scoops of gelato

$2.50 for Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at Bloomberry

Royal Oak

$5 $2.50

Probiotic fro-yo available in 10 flavors such as birthday cake and california tart; fruit and candy toppings fill out the self-serve bar

45% Off at Dairy Queen/Orange Julius

Southeast Warren

$5 $2.75

Classic outpost dishes out soft serve decorated with candy, cookies, or fruit, and thick, creamy fruit smoothies

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Easy Like Sundae

Downtown Ferndale

$6 $3

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Locally made, non-fat frozen yogurt in 10 rotating flavors with 60 toppings and vegan options

Up to 67% Off at Organico Juice Bar & Cafe

Downtown Ferndale

$10 $5

Healthy, tasty juices for cleanses or snacks; menu also includes organic juices, smoothies, and soups

$5 for Ice Cream at Mastro's Ice Cream

The Nautical Mile

$10 $5

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More than 40 flavors of Stroh's ice cream served in hand-dipped cones, along with frozen custard, fruit smoothies, malts, and flurries

Up to 42% Off Drag Queen Bingo at Leaf & Berry

West Bloomfield

$119.96 $69

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Guests enjoy drag queen bingo, then they take home loose-leaf tea, biscotti, and a ceramic tea kettle

Half Off Slimmery Low-Calorie Frozen Soft Serve at Bulk Food

West Bloomfield Plaza

$20 $10

Enjoy three types of Slimmery low-calorie and fat-free frozen soft serve sprinkled with a choice of fruit and candy toppings

Up to 53% Off Cakes at Devine Desserts

Farmington

$40 $19

Enjoy creamy, decadent cakes from a bakery-cafe that specializes in desserts and custom cakes for parties

45% Off Frozen Yogurt at YoBerry Frozen Yogurt

Novi

$5 $2.75

Vast selection of frozen yogurt flavors including pistachio, salted caramel, and apple pie loaded with fresh toppings

50% Off Coffee Punch Card or Whole Cake at Chocolate Bar Cafe

Grosse Pointe

$20 $10

More than 30 ice-cream flavors, from orange pineapple to pumpkin; housemade icing crowns 30 gourmet-cupcake flavors baked in-house daily

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Swirlberry

Livonia

$10 $5

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Local Michigan company crafts healthy, low-fat and gluten-free frozen yogurt in flavors such as Greek tart, chocolate, and cinnamon

Half Off Two Groupons for Crepes and Coffee at Yogurtopia

West Downtown Dearborn

$10 $5

Crepes such as strawberry fields with strawberry, vanilla fro yo, and whipped cream or Gimme S'More; coffee drinks include mochas and lattes

51% Off at City Coffeehouse

Allen Park

$5.56 $2.75

Freshly brewed coffee, chai-tea latte & 13 hot-chocolate flavors in traditional coffeehouse environment

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The Dessert Oasis' expert baristas conjure more than 300 kinds of coffee drinks out of caffeinated air and matchmake them to the sundry eponymous sweets baked fresh every day. A café mocha ($2.85–$3.95) or a latte ($2.45–$3.45) might arrive adorned with an artistic dollop of milk foam in the shape of a flower, heart, or eerily accurate portrait of Queen Elizabeth. The full-bodied house blend ($1.45–$2.10) or a complexly flavored cup of 100 percent Kona beans ($3.50–$5) fuel inject a more straight-up jolt into drowsy commuters. The eatery's signature cheese or chocolate fondue ($9.95–$19.95) add a delicious coating to any dippable delight, be it a hunk of bread or neighbor's car keys.

205 S Main St
Rochester,
MI
US

Owned and operated by Sharon Bienkowski and family, Sweet Simplicity’s recipe rolodex stretches back through three generations of bakers specializing in old-fashioned, made-from-scratch treats. Sweet Simplicity’s ovens turn out a steady stream of cookies (3 for $2), jumbo cupcakes in gourmet guises ($3, $30/doz.), and warm apple pies, all with fresh fruit, fine flour, and real butter folded into their batters and crammed into their crusts ($10.99). Secure the dessert course and impress dinner guests' tongues with one of Sweet Simplicity’s handcrafted cakes, such as a 9” Neapolitan cheesecake with an Oreo cookie crust ($29.99) or an eight-inch triple raspberry tort—moist dark-chocolate cake obfuscating a center of raspberry mousse, enfolded with rich chocolate ganache, and topped with Belgian chocolate shavings, fresh raspberries, and several pending liability claims for flavor-induced overdoses ($32.99).

2076 W Auburn Rd
Rochester Hills,
MI
US

Timbuktu pumps high-speed Internet into 28 computers and gaming systems such as Wii and Xbox Kinect, giving guests an opportunity to virtually compete against opponents or watch Netflix and Hulu. Customers can use the game card on numerous occasions for 10 months after activation, splitting time up as they please in virtual tennis matches, educational games, and classics such as Zelda and stickball. The gaming zone has turned columns into playful palm trees and painted tropical murals on the walls, letting players shun Mother Nature in favor of a gamer's paradise, and stocks snacks in the café to satisfy hungry players after virtual sporting events.

4536 Baldwin Rd
Auburn Hills,
MI
US

Sweets! punctuates any occasion with an exclamation point by dishing out high-quality treats. Inside the charming Auburn Hills shop, sunlight stretches across the floors and brick walls, and visitors kick back while sipping iced lattes, iced espressos, and other coffee drinks—each crafted from locally roasted Great Lakes beans. Hungry visitors can also fill up on housemade soup and chilli.

As much as it appears to be a full-on café, Sweets! doubles as a source of fresh baked goods and premium ice cream, too. In fact, the shop stands as Michigan’s sole retailer of Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. It serves the frozen treat in a seemingly endless array of flavors, including seasonal specialties.

3395 Auburn Road
Auburn Hills,
MI
US

From its humble beginnings in Kankakee, Illinois, in 1938, Dairy Queen has grown from a delicious experiment in soft-serve ice cream to a household name with more than 5,900 restaurants around the world. The shop's signature frozen delights are built upon a frosty foundation of creamy chocolate or vanilla soft serve, which swirls idyllically into cones, cups, overturned top hats, sundaes, Peanut Buster parfaits, and the chain's iconic Blizzard treats, blended with crumbled candy and other mix-ins. Ice-cream cakes cleverly conceal a surprise filling of fudge and chocolate crunch between layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, providing sweet, sliceable sustenance for birthday parties and other special occasions.

Fruit rules the roost on the other side of the slushy emporium, where Orange Julius blends its signature frothy drinks crafted from fruit juice, ice, and a "magic” powdered sweetener that explains why they disappear from most customers’ cups minutes after the first delicious sip. Real fruit purée forms the basis for the shop's smoothies, which also come in diet-friendly light versions that boast 150 calories or fewer.

2879 W Maple Rd
Troy,
MI
US

Almost 100 years ago, Peter J. Oberweis found himself with a surplus of milk. Rather than throw it out or freeze it into popsicles, Peter began selling it to his neighbors, an endeavor that was so popular that he began a milk-delivery service in 1927. Fast-forward to today, and Oberweis Dairy still delivers glass bottles of creamy milk to doorsteps. The small family-owned dairies that produce milk exclusively for Oberweis pledge never to use artificial growth hormones, therefore imbuing craft cheeses, super-premium ice cream, and yogurt with fresh, unobstructed taste. Oberweis partners with other like-minded companies to deliver such items as certified-humane Phil’s Fresh Eggs, Chuckanut Bay Foods cheesecake, and Connie’s Pizza to homes or to sell them at the company’s various retail locations.

6854 Rochester Rd
Troy,
MI
US