Family-owned and exceedingly friendly, Julie's Café has been serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner for more than two decades, with years of experience catering events in the Green Bay area. The homey décor at both restaurants compliments the home-style comfort cuisine featured on the menu. Both locations serve breakfast all day, dutifully doling out omelettes ($5.75–$8.95) and ensuring that the every flapjack ($1.99–$2.99 for one) meets the federal single-flip minimum. Quell noon-sized hungers with a savory sandwich or burger ($5.50–$7.25), or dive dinner fork-first into pasta and stir-fry dishes ($5.25– $8.99).
The owner of Cakes from Scratch makes sure the bakery lives up to its name by not only handcrafting cakes and cupcakes from basic ingredients including flour, sugar, and fruits, but by also using recipes passed down from her mother and grandmother. By staying away from premixed ingredients, Cakes from Scratch ensures their flavorful batters—which ranges from German chocolate to cotton candy and piña colada—bake into heavier, moist cakes. And the cupcakes and cakes look just as good as the taste, because the bakers delicately apply decorative icing and fondant to each treat, replicating images such as sport logos or tropical flowers to fit any baby shower, bachelor party, and birthday theme. Cakes from Scratch also churns out flaky-crust pastys stuffed with Angus ground chuck, chili, and albacore tuna using the owner's great-grandmother's authentic English recipe.
Named one of Green Bay's top specialty stores by 10Best, Beerntsen’s Candies has handcrafted succulent sweets from natural ingredients for four generations. Milk and butter from Wisconsin farms add richness to indulgent chocolate and rich caramels, and Old World techniques turn tasty treats into edible time capsules as they hark back to the candies Henry Beerntsen first crafted in 1925. Six kinds of brittle, from coconut to cashew, tickle tongues while adding a satisfying crunchiness to mouth-percussion solos, and cherries and nuts nestle inside layers of milk and dark chocolate. Minty whipped chocolate fills the center of the dark-chocolate mint meltaways, and vanilla caramel clings to salty cashews or pecans in Beerntsen’s turtles, available in milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Beerntsen's also stocks whole-bean fresh coffee, gifts, and Old World souvenirs, helping to fill the void left by not having a nougaty center.
Cup O' Joy, a nonprofit venue, provides an intimate and melodious experience in a family-friendly and alcohol-free environment. With the early bird pass, attendees can arrive 15-20 minutes before the general public and get the best seats at a Friday or Saturday night show. National and regional Christian artists of every style grace the Cup O' Joy stage, including folk strummers, bluegrass twangers, punk screamers, and electro-Gregorian chanters. Catch classic country songwriter Bobby Solberg on Friday, February 4, the Celtic punk energy of Flatfoot 56 on Friday, February 18, or any other upcoming show. While basking in sweet harmonies, you can use this deal to sip on a soda, Snapple, or Monster Energy drink.
At each Tropical Smoothie Cafe location, healthy choices abound with drinks composed of fresh fruit and snacks loaded with veggies and premium meats and cheeses. The café’s colorful repertoire of smoothies runs the gamut from creamy, dessert-based indulgent creations to light and refreshing low-fat fruit options or frosty drinks boosted with supplements. Strawberries, bananas, and peaches mingle with exotic açaí and goji berries to form mouthwatering concoctions designed to deliver health-boosting antioxidants, essential nutrients and laser vision–inducing vitamins. Drinks pair with ciabatta and griddled flatbread during breakfast and lunch, as well as with made-to-order salads and a host of wraps and sandwiches.
Every day, Breadsmith kneads and breeds made-from-scratch breads, honoring the practices of centuries-old French bakers. The delectable dough sculptures receive the royal treatment, with all delicate yeast bubbles bursting inside of a 6-ton stone-hearth oven. The oven's sweltering heat creates a cushy crust for American-style breads. In the presence of lightning-quick steam injections, European-style breads take on a crisp, crumb-dressed outer core. April's daily bread offerings range from $3.65 to $7.50 a loaf and include french baguettes ($3.65), pepperjack sourdough ($7.50), country buttertop ($5.05), raisin cinnamon ($5.55), and apple pie bread ($6.70). Use today's Groupon to fill up the family with lusciously leavened loaves fresh from the oven—or wait for them to go stale and then wield them as harpoons during the next potato-soup hunt.