Since 1980, the confection artisans at Cake and Candy Center have crafted customized wedding cakes and blended ingredients into savory cookies, cupcakes, and truffles. The sugar-savvy staff works closely with patrons to design wholly original cakes to fit any occasion, from cakes commemorating a child's graduation from kindergarten to cakes celebrating a successfully erected backyard igloo. Cake and Candy Center's truffles, a European confection forged with chocolate and heavy cream, are made to resemble black-truffle mushrooms, and other imaginative saccharine creations take form in fully customizable cookies, cupcakes, and strawberries, fresh from dips under chocolate waterfalls. Burgeoning bakers can gather supplies in the shop, including ingredients, icings, baking cups, and cake pans.
Shay Café––a contender on Cityvoter's Hot List for Best Healthy Lunch and Best Coffee Shop––employs a devoted crew of culinary craftspeople to quell appetites with creatively constructed sandwiches, wraps, and specialty drinks. Stretch jaws around an ensemble of zucchini, mushrooms, and eggplant as it dances across a grilled-veggie-and-cheese ciabatta stage or nosh on Grandma's chicken salad, a secret recipe brimming with tomatoes, red onions, and hand-knit sweaters disguised as lettuce. Appease a plantivore palate with the Savannah pecan salad, in which a lemon-poppy-seed dressing glistens atop a bed of crispy greens bedecked with plump mandarin oranges and sundried cranberries. A mug of caramel-apple cider or a fresh blackberry smoothie can refresh parched throats whereas Shay Café's organic, fair-trade coffee keeps the mind alert and the conscience greener than a recycling bin filled with chartreuse bamboo bed sheets.
The Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop is a sugar-infused institution that has delivered ice cream, sweets, popcorn, and gifts to the Chagrin Falls community for more than a century. Browse through the selection to take on a bag of sweet and savory popcorn. Kernel-derived deliciousness comes in medium, large, and extra-large bags, stuffed with a variety of flavors—butter, caramel, white cheddar, double cheese, kettle corn, and seasonal selections such as chocolate ($3–$11.95). Little nibblers can engage a child-sized sweet tooth with old-fashioned fudge, swirly suckers, rock candy, and salt-water taffy ($2.25–$8.95). For souvenir-seeking popcorn supplicants, the shop's logo-adorned Christmas ornaments ($14.95), mugs ($8.95), and popcorn-loving teddy bears ($12.95) commemorate the 100-year heritage at Chagrin Falls.
Named Akron’s Best Coffee Shop by CityVoters in 2010, Nervous Dog percolates palates with locally roasted beans, soothing smells, and a small menu irrigated with pastries and tasty sandwiches. To prepare for a busy workday filled with consolidating files with a flaming broadsword, grab a small coffee ($1.75), or opt for a more complex tongue massaging with a small latte ($2.95), cappuccino ($2.95), or mocha ($3.55). The various tasty pastries are baked daily, ensuring that they’re fresher than a cryogenically frozen bouquet of daisies ($2.35 each, on average). For heartier appetites and edible-strata enthusiasts, the Stow location serves up sandwiches, buckling under the weight of a quarter pound of Boar's Head deli meat and snuggled between slices of french, italian, or ciabatta bread, or a New York bagel ($6.85). Customers on the run and method actors doing research for a Boo Radley portrayal can stock up on invigorating coffee with a one-pound bag of beans ($12.85).
We're a family owned chocolate and pastry shop. Our goal is to continually set and raise the bar for just what people around here are eating for dessert. Chocolate truffles, carrot cake that may be the best you've ever had, layered dessert shooters, macaroons, and those seemingly-ubiquitous cupcakes . . . it's all here!
Bat-A-Rama's seven batting cages, which spit out softballs or baseballs, are designed to let the hitter pick the speed and height of the pitches based on skill level. Each $1 token forces the machines to throw 15 pitches, providing ample opportunity to practice swinging for the fences, hitting behind a runner, or catching moving balls in plastic grocery bags. Three of the seven cages spew both hardball and slow softball pitches, and one speedily whips out softballs sans arc. Though not included in this Groupon, Bat-A-Rama makes old-fashioned ice cream on-site.
Without any formal culinary training, Christina Hoehn started tinkering with cake balls for a baking competition at her workplace. Following her co-worker’s unanimous approval of her german-chocolate, peanut-butter, and red-velvet spheres, Christina decided to take a risk and create Cake Kisses. Working from a pallet of fruity and decadent flavors, her cake balls and cake pops earn rave reviews for their moist center and detailed designs. Christina decorates ornate scenes, such as a phalanx of cake balls in the shape of tiny birds, smiling pandas, or football helmets. Christina also works one-on-one with brides to create special cake-lings for weddings, building tiny treats that can replace the wedding cake or sub-in for ping-pong balls.