Coffee & Treats in Rotterdam

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Cafe Food and Drink at Sandye's Cafe ($20 Total Value)

Sandye's Cafe

Schenectady

Enjoy cafe fare such as coffee, gourmet cupcakes, and breakfast and lunch paninis

$10 $6

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$15 for Three $10 Vouchers at Dante's Frozen Yogurt ($30 Value)

Dante's Frozen Yogurt

Troy

Roster of self-serve frozen yogurt changes regularly, with flavors that have included cookies and cream, tropical sorbet, and dark chocolate

$10 $5

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$9 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at S&S Sweet Treats ($20 Value)

S&S Sweet Treats

Torrington

Sundaes feature ice-cream flavors such as cappuccino crunch, moose tracks, and oatmeal cookie, alongside a menu of soups and sandwiches

$10 $4.50

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$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Let's Yo Yogurt ($20 Value)

Let's Yo Yogurt

East Longmeadow

Frozen yogurt and sorbet in flavors such as cheesecake and tahitian vanilla

$5 $2.50

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$15 for $30 Worth of Organic, Fair Trade Coffee, and Locally Made Ice Cream

Harvest Country Store

West Hartford

Organic and fair-trade coffee, which can be topped with vegan-friendly syrup, pairs with ice cream from a local supplier

$30 $15

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$17 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Sandwiches at Pickle Jar Deli ($32 Total Value)

Pickle Jar Deli

East Windsor

Freshly sliced meats top sandwiches while homemade chicken and egg salads complement daily specials

$8 $4.25

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Fare at 226 Jazz Art Java ($24 Value)

226 Jazz Art Java

Windsor

Cappuccinos, espressos, and other coffee drinks match with breakfast sandwiches and pastries in cafe that celebrates local art and music

$6 $3

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Baristas at Altamont Coffee Café froth fresh-ground coffee drinks made from locally roasted beans, and dish out quiches, crepes, and sandwiches stuffed with healthy local ingredients. The bistro's menu tells the savory story of a daily vegetarian quiche ($6.95) and a rotation of fresh fillers. Spicy curry powder balances sweet mango chutney in the chicken curry wrap ($6.95), and the caprese panini unites basil, tomato, and mozzarella on a crispy baguette ($5.95). Fresh off the griddle and confident, the blueberry crepe ($3.95) steps into the ring with a pastry chef who lands blow after blueberry blow as orange marmalade shouts encouragement from the corner and sour-cream maple syrup watches with an expression bordering on concern.

100 Main St
Altamont,
NY
US

Goodway Bakery uses natural, high quality ingredients to handcraft a menu of fresh baked goods from scratch every day. The coconut craving can order the coconut macaroons ($12.95), a thick, chewy blast of tropical sweetness, with a crisp, toasted exterior and a nearly molten, sticky-sweet interior. Those vying for a chocolaty treat can sink delighted dentures into a collection of old-fashioned gourmet brownies with nuts ($9.95). Made with real butter and Madagascar bourbon vanilla, these fudge-like bastions of joy are packed with walnuts and copious amounts of chocolate, treating mouths to a symphony of textures, flavors, and sugar-induced outbreaks of uncontrollable giggles.

93 West Campbell Road
Schenectady,
NY
US

Yelpers give Ambition Coffee House and Eatery a near perfect 4.5-star average, and eight TripAdvisors give it 3.5 owl eyes:

154 Jay St
Schenectady,
NY
US

Winner of the 1999 GIFTY Award for design, A Gift Basket Connection assembles custom-designed gift baskets for any and every occasion. For the Italy-obsessed hostess, order the Mangia Italian Gourmet ($55), a cornucopia of pasta, sauce, cloth napkins, breadsticks, cookies, crushed garlic, and a shaker of cheese, all nestled in a comfy colander bed stuffed with red, green, and white confetti. New parents and old parents with man-children may enjoy the baby baskets ($30 and up), which include plush stuffed animals, soft blankets, noise canceling headphones, adorable clothing, plates and bowls, teething rings, and picture frames, all arranged in a sturdy miniature crib. For a last minute holiday gift, order the party time basket ($40) stuffed with crackers, pepper jelly, shortbread, peppermint cookies, assorted iced teas, and cashews, sure to please even the pickiest snacker.

3 Juniper Ct
Schenectady,
NY
US

When Nord Brue and Mike Dressell began perfecting their bagel recipe with the help of a professional NYC bagel maker in 1983, the bagel was still an anomaly in the food world?it was geographically and culturally still isolated in New York City. Fueled by a desire to change that, the duo opened up the first Bruegger's deli with the hope of eventually introducing the rest of the country to the bagel. Brue and Dressell have since realized their dream, sharing their distinctive recipes and culinary traditions at 300 locations spread across 26 states. To this day, they oven-bake their centerless bread rolls every morning and afternoon, populating counter displays that also brim with daily made breads, Vermont cream cheese, and custom-roasted coffee.

Executive Chef Phillip Smith and his network of chefs still use the original five-ingredient recipe for their dough, which they shape into more than 20 bagel varieties. Because they draw from each region's local recipes and from dialogue and Pictionary games with local consumers, certain menu items may vary from store to store across the country. The bagels are often served with Bruegger's eclectic cream cheeses such as bacon scallion or pumpkin, or as sandwiches with meats, cheeses, and veggies often sourced from local or organic produce. Coffe gets just as much attention, with house blends of 100% arabica coffee.

1634 Union St
Schenectady,
NY
US

The bakers behind Beck's Divine Cakes prepare their namesake treat for a number of different occasions. They specialize in weddings, birthdays, and holiday occasions. The treatsmiths can even deliver their finished product to customers in the area, literally going the extra mile in their efforts to personalize their work.

123 Highway 5
Schenectady,
NY
US