A Latte Fun Indoor Playground and Café brims with happy chatter, which drifts from regular classes, special events, and open playtime seven days a week.
Children frolic across multicolored carpeted floors in a 6,000-square-foot playroom, exploring climbing structures, foam pits, and a floor-level trampoline that is kept safe by rounded edges, extensive padding, and declawed teddy bears. The playground eschews video games, prize games, and violent toys, instead letting older children don animal costumes in the dress-up area, while toddlers younger than 2 romp in their own play pit and toy bins. Cool zephyrs of air conditioning sweep contented sighs away from zebra-print sofas or onyx-hued wooden tables, where adults peruse a gourmet café menu. A boutique toy store extends the center's positive attitude toward play into homes with a slew of unique gifts and rare and eclectic toys.
A private room reverberates with the youthful energy of A Latte Fun Indoor Playground and Café's classes, formal functions, and parties, which staff members provide with refreshments, cake, and decorations. At least two assistants remain on hand at kids’ events to provide full setup, cleanup, and supervision to ward off squabbles that arise when imaginary friends show up wearing the same outfits.
The owner of Stacie's Cakes, a mother of six, had little time for time-consuming baking projects while her children were young. Now that they've grown up, though, she can focus on expertly baked, meticulously decorated sweets. Among her specialties are multi-tiered cakes covered with sculpted fondant, sprinkle-dipped cake pops, and cakes that mimic the appearance of high heel shoes, animals, and other whimsical shapes.
The aroma of slow-simmering caramel and chocolate wafts through Hoffman’s Chocolate’s Greenacres headquarters. To demystify its origins, the shop’s chocolatiers have outfitted their kitchen with observation windows, granting customers the chance to admire their delicate handiwork and holiday helper subcontractors. They meticulously lace European truffles with chocolate drizzles, and dunk cherries and pretzels in milk and dark chocolate. This devotion to small batches of handmade treats extends back to the 1970s, when founder Paul Hoffman began peddling treats out of his small Lake Worth chocolate shop. Over the decades, chocolatiers have expanded the bakery’s repertoire to include whimsical confections such as enormous fortune cookies and seasonal treats.
The gourmet treats at Häagen-Dazs delight discerning palates with a variety of frozen goodies in indulgent flavors. Made from top-quality ingredients, Haagen-Dazs ice creams and sorbets confidently fill cups and top cones ($4.20-$6.00) or blend into shakes ($6.25) and smoothies ($6.50) in an attempt to lose taste-bud tails. Each Dazzler's three scoops of ice cream settle under whipped-cream peaks, with flavors including Dulce Split, Mint Chip, and Rocky Road ($6.95). Patrons select toppings, sauces, and ice-cream flavors to form customizable sundaes ($5.50-$6.95), or deploy straws to taste a Sorbet Sipper ($5.95), which is made of sorbet and then sipped.
Employing time-honored techniques and high-quality natural ingredients, the frozen fanatics at Gelato Grotto prepare fresh batches of creamy Italian ice cream each day. Peer amorously into the colorful case of more than 27 enticing flavors, each of which offers a lower-fat, lower-calorie alternative to more common American ice cream concoctions such as loaded hot-fudge sundaes and blended bacon malts. Tiramisu Di Tosacana loosens up the clenched lady fingers of the namesake cakey dessert with a splash of marsala wine, and pistacchio positano inspires opera nuts to burst into arias celebrating the international appeal of green-hued seeds. Flavors are served by the coppette (cup) and cono (cone) in three appetite-accommodating sizes: piccolo ($4.20), medio ($5.20), and grande ($6.20).