Hanging lamps cast their warm light across the vibrant paintings that hang from El Caribe Sunset Cafe’s pink and yellow walls. The café’s decor draws its influences from Mexico and the Caribbean islands, as does its menu. A tropical heat envelops the kitchen, where seafood, steak, and chicken simmer in tangy sauces and plantains crackle in frying pans of garlic and butter. Meanwhile, bathed in the neon glow of a Presidente sign, bartenders fill glasses and waterproof sombreros with frozen margaritas, mojitos, and imported beers.
The Caribbean doesn’t feel so far away on warmer nights, thanks to a front patio lined with lime-green umbrellas and speckled with tables and chairs. The café hosts a number of special events throughout the year, from live music and dance parties to raucous games of pin the tail on the enchilada.
A full service drive thru coffee shop. We strive to make your drink, just the way you like it and get you on your way in a minute flat. We offer fresh baked muffins, cookies and stuffed croissants. Delivery service available from 11 am to 7 pm.
Each morning, owner Karen Quinn and her crew of bakers bear steaming cupcakes from the oven at Pat-a-Cakes Bakery and frost them with thick layers of smooth buttercream. Bakers shuffle stacks of fresh eggs, flour, and sugar to craft sweet batters for cake foundations. Customers choose two cupcake flavors for their dozen, carefully mulling over red velvet, carrot, almond, and chocolate options. Lemon-infused confections help to balance dulcet feasts and sneak outside the jurisdiction of embezzling sugarplum fairies. Patrons may opt for mini cupcakes, which serve as bite-size rewards, and less Lilliputian desserts are ideal for sharing with a companion, a fellow partygoer, or a favorite llama.
From beaches to barbecues, summer means different things to different people. In Katina Cloud's case, it means baking. She spent her girlhood summers in Mississippi helping her grandmother craft homemade cakes. Their bond sparked a love for baking that Katina honors to this day at Kitty's Delights. Made in small batches and individually wrapped, her 10-plus gourmet cookie flavors range from almond toffee to white-chocolate peanut butter. Besides her main cookies, Katina bakes gluten-free varieties, assembles gift baskets, and creates special cookies to benefit Cindy's Hope Chest, an organization that helps women battle breast cancer.
The Blushing Bakeshop specializes in delightful, gourmet cupcake creations crafted to please even the most discerning sweet teeth. A stalwart stack of eight regular flavors dominate the menu, and each week two rotating flavors are introduced for a dash of the unexpected. Moisten your mouth for a choice of four cupcakes with human names. The Shannon is a crowd-pleasing standby, vanilla cake topped with milk-chocolate buttercream, while the Bella Lucia has a crown of stracciatella buttercream over vanilla cake with a Nutella center.
The idea of a sweet sixteen takes on a whole new meaning at YoFruitty, where the staff keeps a rotating selection of 16 flavors of frozen yogurt—such as watermelon, tiramisu, peanut butter, and pomegranate—on tap at all times. Customers grab a 32-ounce cup and swirl together any combination of these flavors before crowning them in toppings that range from fresh fruit and candy to cereal and globs of cookie dough. The staffers, who also mix fruit smoothies, weigh each creation to determine its price. YoFruitty’s blend of yogurt is replete with live and active cultures that help boost the immune and digestive systems so that they can advise taste buds to reject paper as sustenance.