Coffee & Treats in Smithfield

12 Cupcakes or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Treats at Dulce Dessert Boutique (50% Off)

Dulce Dessert Boutique

Smithfield

Choose from a colorful and unique array of cupcakes or put together an array of desserts to enjoy

$32 $16

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Café Cuisine and Drinks at Clayton Bakery and Cafe (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Clayton Bakery and Cafe

Clayton

Chefs use local and natural ingredients to whip up daily soups, grilled sandwiches on fresh sourdough, and pastries

$7 $3.50

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Two or Five Groupons for Specialty Coffee Drinks and Pastries at 5th Avenue Coffee Cafe (Up to 67% Off)

5th Avenue Coffee Cafe

Garner

Baristas serve cups of coffee or handcrafted lattes with slices of cake, brownies, and scones

$7.50 $3

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$30 for a Five-Visit Punch Card, With Each Punch Good for $10 at Cold Stone Creamery ($50 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Multiple Locations

A year-round treat, fresh-churned seasonal ice cream pairs with warm cookies, cakes, and waffles to create unique flavor combinations

$50 $30

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Café Pastries and Drinks at TK Kaffee ($30 Total Value)

TK Kaffee

TK Kaffee

Enjoy a Turkish espresso with a slice of cake or a strawberry and basil smoothie paired with ice cream with a choice of toppings

$10 $5

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Café Food and Drinks for Breakfast or Lunch at Coffee Haven (Up to 43% Off)

Coffee Haven

Raleigh

Homey independent café offers signature drinks like the Horchata or Black Forest latte, breakfast sandwiches, salads, and warm paninis

$8 $4.66

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$11 for Four Visits with $5 Worth of Ice Cream Each at Chuck & Buck Cones 'N Cups ($20 Value)

Chuck & Buck Cones 'N Cups

Northeast Raleigh

Homemade ice cream in flavors such as black raspberry, chocolate truffle, and cake batter, plus baked goods and Italian ice

$20 $11

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One or Two Dozen Specialty Cupcakes or Dessert Wine & Dessert Gift Basket at Cookie's Sweets & Things (50% Off)

Cookie's Sweets & Things

Raleigh

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

$18 $9

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$12.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yolo Frozen Yogurt

Yolo Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

Flavors include strawberry, cookies and cream, birthday cake, and low-fat pumpkin pie; toppings bar stocked with fruit, candy, and nuts

$8 $4.33

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Tavern Food for Two or Four at World of Beer (Up to 44% Off)

World of Beer

Cary

Classic comfort food ramped up with modern flavors

$20 $12

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One- or Two-Dozen Cupcakes at Sweet Savory Cupcakes (50% Off)

Sweet Savory Cupcakes

Downtown

Cupcakes made from red velvet and chocolate as well as signature flavors such as chicken and waffle

$30 $15

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Healthy Food and Café Drinks at Oasis in Carr Mill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Oasis in Carr Mill

Carrboro Central Business District

Locally baked pastries, fruit and vegetable smoothies, vegetarian stews and quiches, pizzas and crepes, organic beer, coffee, and tea

$16 $8

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Four-Drink Punch Card or Three Half-Pound Bags of Coffee Beans at Cumberland Coffee Roasters (Up to 52% Off)

Cumberland Coffee Roasters

South View

Coffee artisans brew lattes, espresso and frappe drinks alongside real-fruit smoothies; bags of fresh-roasted single-origin or blended beans

$20 $10

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food at Tropical Smoothie Cafe ($30 Value)

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Greensboro

Wholesome flatbreads, wraps and salads pair with real-fruit smoothies packed with vitamins and supplements

$10 $5

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One Dozen Gourmet Cake Pops or One or Two Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes at My Cake Gallery (Up to 50% Off)

My Cake Gallery

Friendship

Created with an eye for artistry, each cake pop and cupcake wows friends and family with its beauty and rich flavors

$21 $12

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6- or 10-Visit Punch Card or One Two-Gallon Create-A-Tin at Gourmet Gatlyn's Popcorn (Up to 50% Off)

Gourmet Gatlyn's Popcorn

Greensboro

Hand-crafted gourmet popcorns in savory an sweet flavors ranging from dill pickle to snickerdoodle

$30 $15

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$6 for $10 Worth of Smoothies — Fit plus Nutrition

Fit Plus Nutrition

High Point

From the merchant: Come enjoy a healthy, delicious protein/meal-replacement smoothie.

$10 $6

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Afternoon Tea for 2 or 4, or Mother-Daughter Tea Party for 12 at Hampton's at J.H. Adams Inn (Up to 55% Off)

Hampton's at J.H. Adams Inn

High Point

Elegant interior of Italian Renaissance–style mansion serves as backdrop for afternoon tea with light snacks

$31 $15

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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.

150 S Equity Dr
Smithfield,
NC
US

A glass display case of colorful cakes, cookies, and pastries greets guests as they enter Clayton Bakery and Cafe, along with the enticing aroma of freshly baking bread. The family-owned establishment staffs a team of local artisanal bakers and decorators, who use local and natural ingredients when whipping up baked goods and a lunch menu of hearty sandwiches, paninis, and daily soups. Chefs roast all of their beef and pork fresh each day, and distribute their signature rolls to local venues such as Ray's pizza and Clayton Steakhouse. Upon request, the bakery can inscribe customized cakes with birthday greetings, personal messages, or a favorite chapter from James Joyce?s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

8928 US 70 Bus Hwy W
Clayton,
NC
US

The self-taught baker behind Baby B’s Cupcakes isn’t beholden to anyone’s ideas about the limitations of the diminutive dessert. Inspired by the vast array of sweets and tarts available in the candy and fruit aisles, she creates recipes for over a dozen eclectic flavors, from traditional chocolate and red velvet to maple bacon, raspberry-white-chocolate, and peanut-butter-and-jelly. Frostings and fillings provide additional flavors—cream cheese, banana crème, and lemon—into the moist, decadent mini cakes. Upon request, she can etch customized designs onto cakes, such as birthday-worthy Spider-man figures or brussels sprouts to encourage kids to eat their veggies.

313 McCarthy Drive
Clayton,
NC
US

The bakers at Anna's Gourmet Banana Nut Bread, Inc. blend fresh, preservative-free ingredients into sticky, small batches of dough that emerge from ovens as moist, gourmet sweet breads and bundt cakes. The modest bakery serves up its signature sweet breads—which range in flavors from banana nut to sweet potato with pumpkin—amid the shops' small collection of chef figurines, which stand outside the open kitchen to inspire the staff and fend off sneak attacks from peckish G.I. Joes.

110 Bratton Drive
Garner,
NC
US

Entering the warm, inviting environment of Swift Creek Coffee House is like sleepwalking into a dream and being met at the gates of horn and ivory with a cup of steaming hot joe. The coffee house's friendly caffeine-dispensing agents are always alert and ready to prepare favorite espresso-based drinks, ranging from cappuccinos ($2.65+) to frappes ($3.50+) to experimental super-soldier lattes. Otherwise, start the day by stimulating senses with custom coffee roasts such as Jamaican Me Crazy or Swift Creek's own house blend ($1.45+). Fresh muffins ($1.85), mini scones ($1.85), cinnamon rolls ($1.99), and glazed donuts ($0.89) await sleep-encrusted eyes, ready to be dunked or combined into edible busts of yourself as you see fit. Swift Creek also stocks afternoon pick-me-ups and rewards for cleaning one's room in the form of scrumptious, made-from-scratch cookies from Sweet Carolina Gourmet.

1350 5th Avenue
Garner,
NC
US

In the 1950s, Judy Lasater began baking cakes and other sweets according to the elder founder's recipes created over 100 years ago. Three decades later, Lasater partnered with her own daughter, Beth Pendergrass, to open Edible Art Bakery. Though another 30 years have passed since the bakery’s opening, not much has changed. They still adhere to the age-old Southern tradition of scratch baking, which eschews frozen layers and mixes in favor of natural and easily pronounceable ingredients.

The team of bakers and artists that now stands behind the store’s counters upholds the family’s legacy with traditional cakes and cupcakes in flavors such as southern lemon ice box and chocolate truffle. Swirls of buttercream or fondant icing adorn each creation, which the artists can embellish with themed designs to celebrate graduations and children's birthday parties or welcome a new gallon of milk into the home.

3801 Hillsborough St
Raleigh,
NC
US