Coffee & Treats in Texas

45% Off Crepes, Bagels, and Tamales at The Great Taste Cafe

San Antonio

$20 $11

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Sweet and savory crepes, spicy tamales, organic coffee, bagels, and salads

Half Off Bakery Goods at Bocatti

Midway Hollow

$20 $10

Specialty cakes or 3D gelatin made by skilled bakers

50% Off Coffee and Tea at Café Crème

Austin

$4 $2

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Baristas whip up steaming cups white chocolate mocha, lattes, and frozen specialties such as caramel frappé, while customers enjoy free wifi

Up to 53% Off Baked Goods at Ginger Brown's

Lake Worth

$12.99 $6.75

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18 of the restaurant's "world-famous" cinnamon rolls or a 9-inch pie in a choice of flavors, including peanut butter or lemon

Up to 52% Off Shaved Ice and Frozen Treats at Bahama Buck's

Tierra Humida

$10 $5

At this new location, over 90 flavors of syrup into cups piled high with fluffy shaved ice; party pack lets you make shaved ice at home

Half Off Cupcakes at That's the Cake Bakery

North Arlington

$30 $15

Cupcakes in flavors such as mexican chocolate, lemon, strawberry, red velvet, and chocolate mint

52% Off Artisanal Cafe Food and Drinks at Coffee Waves

Multiple Locations

$21 $10

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Artisan espresso drinks, sandwiches, and house-made gelato served in cozy space with leather seating and exposed brick and stone

Up to 52% Off Rum Balls or Cupcakes at In the Mix Baker

Plano

$59.98 $29

Made-from-scratch confections in 12 flavors, such as red velvet and italian cream

$10 for Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery Lubbock

Lubbock

$10 $5

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Customer-selected mix-ins blend with fresh-made ice cream to form more than 11.5 million ice-cream flavor combinations

50% Off at Mexican Pastries at Rodriguez Bakery & Restaurant

Grand Prairie Estates

$10 $5

Bakery in business since 2009 bakes pan dulce, such as pumpkin empanadas, gingerbread pigs, and cookies covered in raspberry and coconut

Up to 54% Off Dessert Station Rental

Pasadena

$100 $49

On-site attendants assist party guests as they help themselves to sweet desserts such as donuts, cupcakes, s'mores, and candy apples

Up to 50% Off at Sweet Genius Treats

Mesquite

$25 $12.50

Cookies in flavors such as classic peanut butter, caramel apple pie, cream cheese-filled snickerdoodles, and strawberry lemonade

Up to 50% Off at Sweet Art Bakery

McKinney

$25 $15

Customers browse a variety of sandwiches, salads, holiday-themed cookies, cupcakes in a slew of creative flavors, and other treats

Half Off Ice Cream at Marble Slab Creamery

Frisco

$10 $5

Freshly mixed ice cream in flavors such as red velvet, oatmeal cookie, and chocolate birthday cake

Half Off Bubble Tea and Coffee at Kaleo Cafe Bubble Tea + Coffee

Denton

$12 $6

Bubble-tea smoothies blend combinations such as Oreos and banana or lychee and honeydew; hot lattes and iced coffees sate caffeine cravings

48% Off Cookie Cakes at Great American Cookies

Odessa

$24.99 $13

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Berribop

The Woodlands Waterway

$10 $5

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Frozen yogurt in flavors such as peach, mango, blueberry, acai berry, and watermelon

44% Off at Great American Cookies

San Angelo

$24.99 $14

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

40% Off Cinnamon Rolls

Allen

$14.99 $9

Guests chow down on jumbo or mini cinnamon rolls slathered in delicious glaze

44% Off Cupcakes or Cake Pops

Sugar Land

$36 $20

Cupcakes and cake pops in flavors such as red velvet, butter pecan, caramel chocolate mocha, and key lime

51% Off Cake from A Piece Of Cake By Ybarra's

Harlingen

$24.50 $12

Freshly baked white or chocolate quarter-sheet cakes can be frosted with specific colors for a special event or celebration

$5 for Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone

Mansfield

$10 $5

Yogurt Zone visitors can snack up cups filled with non-fat cake batter, low-fat Heath toffee crunch, and other frozen yogurt flavors

Up to 50% Off at Berry Cool Frozen Yogurt

Cedar Park

$10 $5

More than 60 toppings sprinkle over rotating flavors, including 8-calorie options; dairy- and sugar-free options available

$10 for Baked Goods at Hometown Cookie Co. & Bakery

Central Business Park

$20 $10

Made-from-scratch gooey cinnamon rolls, cookies, savory Texas muffins, and whole pies baked fresh daily

Half Off Coffee and Snacks at White Rhino Coffee

Cedar Hill

$10 $5

Coffeehouse drinks and snacks, including drip coffee and house-baked cookies

Up to 48% Off Cookie Cake

San Marcos

$24.99 $13

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookies and cakes from a generations-old recipe

Up to 53% Off Cupcakes

Dessert Diva Cakes

$36 $18

Icing topped cupcakes and cakes in flavors such as red velvet, pumpkin, and triple chocolate

Up to Half Off at Marble Slab Creamery

Colleyville

$10 $5.50

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Toppings mixed into ice cream atop frozen marble slab

Up to 58% Off Cupcakes at Alli B's Sweets & Treats

Benbrook

$42 $19

Frosting-topped, freshly baked cupcakes in flavors such as strawberry, hot fudge, salted caramel, and peanut-butter cup

Sugar Queen Cupcakes

Multiple Locations

$14.75 $12

Dig into cupcakes flavored like snickerdoodles, pancakes and bacon, birthday cake, or berry pecan—the official cupcake of Texas

42% Off French Macarons at Araya Artisan Chocolate

Multiple Locations

$24 $14

Sample two from each of their most popular flavors- pistachio, raspberry, lemon, mocha, vanilla, and chocolate.

50% Off Snow Cones, Smoothies, and Coffee at Bodacious Cones

Kennedale

$8 $4

Snow cones come in 100-plus combinations; smooth Kona coffee, frappes, warm creamy cocoas, and healthy yogurt-fruit smoothies also available

Half Off at Uncle Willie’s Pies

Red Oak

$20 $10

Pecan and german chocolate pies, banana pudding, and white-chocolate strawberry cheesecake are made from scratch

45% Off Café & Deli Cuisine at Smittyville General Store

Boerne

$20 $11

Small-town lunch joint located near old-fashioned general store dishes up tasty deli sandwiches, fresh chicken salad, and hot coffee

Ben & Jerry's – 51% Off Regular Cups of Ice Cream 

Webster

$24.54 $12

More than 30 flavors, including white russian, triple caramel chunk, and sugar-free vanilla fudge

Marble Slab Creamery – 50% Off

West Oaks - Highway 6 and Westheimer

$14 $7

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Toppings mixed into ice cream atop frozen marble slab

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone Blanco

San Antonio

$10 $5

Yogurt dispensers fill cups with flavors such as California tart, cookies and cream, and pumpkin pie, which guests customize with toppings

Up to 53% Off at Tasti D-Lite/Planet Smoothie

North Dallas

$10 $5

Low-calorie frozen treats come in dozens of flavors, from coffee toffee to pumpkin pie; smoothies are made from yogurt and fresh fruit

Up to 28% Off Smoothie King Austin

West University

$7 $5

Since 1989, smoothie savants have filled cups with freshly blended fruit concoctions, such as Organic Apple Acai & Blackberry Dream

50% Off Baked Goods at The Sweet Spot Bakery

Fort Worth

$20 $10

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Traditional and gluten-free cupcakes in rotating flavors, cookies, kolache, cinnamon rolls, and other made-from-scratch treats

Up to 52% Off Tropical Drinks at Bahama Buck's

Marty Robbins North

$10 $5

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Up to 55% Off at Yolanda’s Specialty Cakes

South Side

$54 $25

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Chocolate, fondant, and buttercream frostings spread across chocolate and vanilla cakes with fillings such as parisian pineapple

50% Off Ice Cream at KaleidoScoops

Wheelock and Monterey

$8 $4

44 flavors of creamy, hand-dipped ice cream tops cones and fills shakes in-store; catering includes 13 flavors from a mobile freezer

50% Off at Yogurt Fusion

Denton

$8 $4

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Guests can indulge in sugar- and aspartame-free, kosher-certified fro-yo teeming with live and active probiotic cultures

Half Off Smoothies at Smoothie Factory

Riverpark Shopping Center

$10 $5

30 different smoothie combinations feature fresh fruits and immunity, energy, and weight-gain boosts

Half Off Gourmet Ice Pops at HipPop

Grapevine

$12 $6

Gourmet Ice Pops crafted from fruits in flavors such as blueberry-lemonade; fresh-fruit shaved ice with splashes of coconut cream

46% Off Donuts at Simply Splendid Donuts & Kolaches

Crossing At Fry Road

$13 $7

Donuts include apple fritters, twists, and glazed, frosted, and sprinkled varieties

Marble Slab Creamery – Up to 53% Off Frozen Treats

Vanderbilt Square Shopping Center

$10 $5

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Freshly mixed ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet in gourmet flavors

45% Off at Yogurt Zone

Alamo Quarry Market

$5 $2.75

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Self-serve frozen-yogurt shop with up to 16 on-tap flavors, such as Dark Chocolate and Cheesecake, and 55 toppings

Marble Slab Creamery – 52% Off Ice-Cream Treats

Homestead Shopping Center

$7.98 $4

Grab small cups of premium ice cream or an ice-cream cake in flavors such as swiss cocoa buttercup or smooth mint

$5 for Frozen Yogurt at Cool Zone Frozen Treats

Fort Worth

$10 $5

16 flavors of Honey Hill Farms frozen yogurt, such as triple chocolate and strawberry shortcake, pour from self-serve stations

Half Off Baked Goods at Cox's Bakery

Irvin

$10 $5

Bakery offers a massive list of goods that includes custom cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and cookies

Half Off Tea and Baked Goods at Lotus Dreams Tea

South Side

$10 $5

Browse more than 30 types of loose-leaf teas from around the globe inside a rich, plush interior; fresh baked goods such as cupcakes

48% Off Cookie Cakes at Great American Cookies

Lubbock

$24.99 $13

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

Up to 60% Off Bubble Tea

Downtown

$5 $2.20

Shaked green and black tea, fruit-flavored slushies, and icy milk drinks filled with tapioca balls

Up to 50% Off Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$5 $2.75

Self-serve frozen-yogurt shop with up to 16 flavors on tap, including birthday cake and pomegranate, and 55 toppings

Half Off Espresso and Italian Café Cuisine at Lavazza Espression

Downtown

$5 $2.50

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Espresso, gelato, ciabatta-bread sandwiches, and torta salata served alongside dessert coffee innovations

50% Off at Four Star Café

Downtown Fort Worth

$14 $7

Southwest club sandwich, BLT, turkey wrap, sweet spinach walnut salad, and 9-inch personal pizzas

52% Off at Lollycakes Cupcakes

Bay Area

$27 $13

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Tasty cupcakes in flavors such as J’s pineapple express—a coconut-pineapple cupcake with pineapple-coconut cream-cheese frosting

45% Off at Marble Slab Creamery

Houston

$4 $2.20

Candy, fruit, and nut mix-ins swirl into creamy flavors including amaretto, banana rum, and butter pecan; premium cakes come decorated

$9 for Fro-Yo at Sweet Cece's Frozen Yogurt & Treats

Far North Central

$18 $9

Rotating selection of flavors with low-fat, nonfat, no-sugar-added, kosher, gluten free, & nondairy options; free WiFi & outdoor seating

$9 for Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone 

Multiple Locations

$18 $9

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Frozen-yogurt shop serves healthy but tasty desserts in sweet and tart flavors with candy and fruit toppings

$9 for Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Zone 

Multiple Locations

$18 $9

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Frozen-yogurt shop serves healthy but tasty desserts in sweet and tart flavors with candy and fruit toppings

Half Off Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies at YoFresh Yogurt Cafe

Springvale

$14 $7

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Nonfat or no-sugar-added frozen yogurt that contains probiotics and live and active cultures; smoothies made with fresh fruit

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In 1997, friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz set out to create a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth bundt cake. What began as an endeavor in their own home kitchens soon blossomed into a bustling business with bakeries in 13 states. Rich cocoa browns and soft pastels lend a nostalgic feel to each bakery, where every day lava-powered ovens warm up batter made from fresh eggs, real butter, and cream cheese. Flavors such as chocolate chocolate chip, pecan praline, and white-chocolate raspberry remain constants on the menu, and a new flavor makes a guest appearance each month. Cakes come in several sizes, from the standard 8- or 10-inch bundt to the single-serving bundtlet and the bite-size bundtini, all frosted with a signature blend of cream cheese and butter.

Each Nothing Bundt Cakes location also houses its own stock of gifts. Patrons may come across the brightly hued handle of a confetti cake knife or opt to take home an old-fashioned tin, perfect for stowing coffee and imprisoning gingerbread men who have tried to run away. Contact the location of your choice for gift pricing and availability.

5000 Westheimer Rd
Houston,
TX
US

Visitors to Aspen's Brew might forget they're inside a coffee shop at all, as the family-owned cafe cultivates an ambiance of low-key comfort reminiscent of a classic, all-American living room. Guests can admire and purchase the unique artwork on the walls while lounging on the couch, kick back with the morning paper on an upholstered grandfather chair, or handwrite their emails at one of the wooden tables. As the morning sun gradually suffuses the cozy space with natural light, baristas rustle up six award-winning micro-roasted brews from Dillanos Coffee Roasters while the on-site bakers usher out scones, muffins, croissants, and cinnamon rolls. To add even more homeyness to the mix, they also serve up bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and squares of Grandma's coffee cake, a from-scratch pastry that comes from a secret recipe whispered between generations during games of Telephone at family reunions. In the afternoon, the kitchen staffers keep the hospitality coming with fresh, made-to-order sandwiches and paninis, as well as homemade soups, specialty coffee drinks, and desserts such as carrot cake and brownies.

The folks at Aspen's Brew also cater this down-home cafe fare for events, whether for morning meetings, lunch, or afternoon gatherings. To ensure these special occasions go off without a hitch, they deliver anywhere in the greater San Antonio area.

11255 Huebner Rd, Ste 100
San Antonio,
TX
US

Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill: A User's Guide

Steak and Seafood | Chicago-Style Chophouse Atmosphere | Freshly Baked Popover Starters
Sample Menu
  • Entree (meat): filet mignon with roquefort-bacon-walnut butter and port demi-glace
  • Entree (seafood): miso-glazed salmon with ginger-sake butter
  • Side: mac and cheese with smoked gouda, ham, and white-truffle oil
  • Sunday brunch: crab-cake benedict and a bloody mary
While You're Waiting
  • Try not to fill up on the popovers. These flaky, fresh-from-the-oven treats begin every meal, and they're known to be quite addictive.
  • Nurse one of the house-specialty cocktails: a Grey Goose martini. The vodka is served at a chilly 28 degrees thanks to the restaurant’s frozen-tap system.
Inside Tips
  • At Kenny's, the owners pride themselves on their laid-back atmosphere, where their only policy is "to have no policy." If you want to make substitutions, the chef can do that. If you want to split a check, the server can do that, too.
  • Reservations are recommended.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Select a predinner drink from the dizzying selection of draft beers at Flying Saucer (14999 Montfort Drive).
After: Head down the street to Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar (4980 Beltline Road) for a night of dancing to the ivory-tickling tunes of A-list pianists.

If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Kenny’s Burger Joint (1377 Legacy Drive, Suite 120, Frisco, TX), where the owners of Kenny's Wood Fired Grill shift the spotlight to handcrafted burgers.

5000 Belt Line Rd
Dallas,
TX
US

When Ben Googins met Rio de Janeiro native Elias Martins while teaching English in Brazil in 1998, he couldn't have guessed that the two would wind up making pão de queijo—cheese bread—on an episode of the Cooking Channel's FoodCrafters with celebrity chef Aida Mollenkamp. Their journey began as Googins learned more and more about the Portuguese language and the generous, hospitable Brazilian culture via Martins's family and their flavorful cooking. The duo eventually moved to Austin in 2006, bent on realizing their dream of opening their own restaurant. After their handmade foods gained popularity at the downtown farmers' market, their all-natural malagueta sauces appeared in Austin's flagship Whole Foods store. They finally opened Rio's Brazilian Café in 2010, where Googins now makes caipirinhas and Martins creates contemporary and traditional Brazilian recipes from scratch. The last Saturday of every month, Martins treats diners to feijoada, a classic Brazilian stew made with pork, beef, sausage, black beans, and the juice of one soccer ball.

He still, of course, makes the restaurant's renowned cheese bread. The basil variety was the favorite of Fearless Critic, which noted that the restaurant is "one of the few places where carnivores, vegetarians, and gluten-intolerant diners can all happily coexist." The restaurant was also a Critics' Pick for Most Charming Brazilian Outpost in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin 2011, and has appeared in numerous publications and on TV shows such as Good Day Austin and Fox 7 News. According to Eater Austin, celebrities Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara have noshed at the cozy eatery, whose bright yellow and green exterior and outdoor patio give way to a similarly vibrant and eclectic dining area.

408 N Pleasant Valley Rd.
Austin,
TX
US

In 1961, J.B. Wilson founded his own barbecue eatery and populated the menu with recipes of his own design. These recipes remained unchanged throughout the years, as did his signature welcome—greeting customers in a top hat and cane. When he fell ill in 2004, he passed the business’s reins to his close friend Amos Adetula. Afraid that J.B’s recipes would otherwise be lost forever, Amos graciously agreed to lead the restaurant into the future. His legacy now secure, Mr. Wilson passed away three days later.

Today, Amos still makes all the original sauces for the restaurant's ribs, brisket, and pork himself, including the sweet sauce that adorns the restaurant’s signature baked beans. Savory dishes complement sweet-potato or buttermilk pies, which the staff makes by hand from scratch each day. A number of longneck brews stands at the ready to cool diners’ tongues in the wake of smoked meats, hot baked potatoes, and periodic fire-breathing competitions. Inside the original location on Apache, large plasma televisions adorn the exposed log cabin–style walls, hanging above booths bedecked in the original black and red checkered style. Outside the eatery's confines, breezy outdoor seating around an original built-in concrete fire pit encourages frequent fresh-air feasts. When lovers of Wilson's require the food to come to them, culinary crews transport the eatery’s fare with full offsite catering services for events such as tailgate parties, where staffers set up and break down after the meal.

6513 Brentwood Stair Rd
Fort Worth,
TX
US

Across four decades and three generations, the Hoenselaar family has prepared its signature bone-in hams the same way—marinating them in secret spices and smoking them at length over a special blend of hardwood chips. At each of The HoneyBaked Ham Co.'s 400 locations, specialized machinery invented by founder Harry J. Hoenselaar himself carves each haunch into a perfect, thin-cut spiral. Slices then fill sandwiches such as the croissant-swaddled Ham Classic, or join other meats on the likes of the toasted Ham & Turkey Bella, which hoists swiss cheese, banana peppers, and balsamic vinaigrette between ciabatta bread. The correlation between pork consumption and out-of-control parties has not slipped past the notice of the HoneyBaked chefs, who also offer catering platters and party trays for 10 or more people.

6600 N Mesa St
El Paso,
TX
US