Coffee & Treats in University City

Half Off at Bella's Frozen Yogurt Cafe

Saint Louis

$10 $5

(15)

The menu changes often, with frozen-yogurt flavors such as eggnog and candy-bar smash and toppings such as cookie dough and sprinkles

Half Off at Eddie's Southtown Donuts

The Southampton

$40 $20

(18)

Freshly made donuts, including old favorites and innovative creations

Half Off at Smiles Coffeehouse

Lindenwood Park

$12 $6

Espresso drinks, iced coffee, smoothies, and lunch food such as salads and chicken focaccia sandwiches

Up to 50% Off Luncheon Cuisine at Sisters Tea House

Fenton

$20 $10

A historic building welcomes visitors to enjoy elegant sandwiches, desserts, and 20 varieties of tea from around the globe

Half Off Bike Rental and Cafe Fare at Bike Stop Cafe

Bike Stop Cafe

$10 $5

Organic, vegetarian, and vegan fare with ingredients from patio vegetable garden or Jamis bike rental for nearby trail

48% Off a Cookie Cake from Great American Cookies

Chesterfield Mall

$24.99 $13

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

Half Off Frozen Yogurt

Chesterfield

$10 $5

(13)

Selection of more than 50 fro-yo flavors adorned with nearly 60 types of fruit, candy, and syrup toppings pairs with espresso drinks

40% Off Hot Beverages

O Fallon

$10 $6

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

DQ Grill & Chill – Frozen Treats or Three $10 Groupons

Lebanon

$20.90 $9

Blizzards with candy, smoothies with real fruit, Dilly Bars, ice-cream cakes, and more; burgers, fries, and cheese curds round out the menu

$8 for Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf

O Fallon

$8 $4

(15)

Frozen yogurt with fewer than 2 grams of fat in flavors such as raspberry, blueberry, and choco mint; fruit and candy toppings

48% Off Snow Cones at Wash Mo Snow Co

Washington

$25 $13

Snow-cone-ary dribbles tasty syrups to mountains of shave ice for frozen treat and offers soft pretzels made from scratch alongside cupcakes

Up to 54% Off at Cafe Creme Coffee Shop and Bakery

Fulton

$22.68 $11.29

Seven signature sandwiches and wraps; espresso drinks and fresh coffee brewed in-house

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It’s the classic conundrum: an intense craving for cookies, but not enough time, motivation, or bribe money for the Keebler Elf syndicate to satisfy the yearning. Dough to Door has discovered a way to satiate this craving without forcing busy civilians to slave over an oven for hours or spend precious gas driving to the store; they whip up batches of custom cookies themselves and deliver them right to customers' doorsteps. Patrons choose from bases of five types of dough—including oatmeal, peanut butter, and chocolate—before opting to add mix-ins of dried fruit, crumbled candy bars, eight types of chips, and nuts. Ready-made cookies are also available to take away the pressures of decision-making.

567A Melville Ave
University City,
MO
US

Since the first store opened in 2010, YoMyGoodness has brought its low-fat yogurt and unlimited toppings bar to five locations throughout the state. With active probiotic cultures and about 100 calories per serving, Yo My’s yogurt makes for a healthy dessert treat. The offerings can vary between locations and change from day to day, but there are always 12 flavors of yogurt—each made locally—and over 25 self-serve toppings.

237 W Lockwood Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Winner of the Riverfront Times' Best Doughnuts award under its former moniker in 2009, Ray's Donuts and Coffee serves sweet doughy pastries in dozens of tastebud-pleasing varieties. Ray's donut menu starts with its handmade glazed variety ($6.90 for a dozen). From there, sample the bounty of frosting and fillings ($0.89 per donut). Cinnamon sugar, blueberry, and pineapple cake donuts delight tongues similar to the wondrous consumption of edible hula hoops by very tiny hula dancers. Complement donuts with Ray's solid selection of coffees and lattes or go for enormous specialty pastries ($1.39 each), such as chocolate fluff-filled bars and glazed lemon- or blueberry-filled bismarks, ideal for stacking on your Prussian metal-spiked hat.

2542 S Brentwood Blvd
Brentwood,
MO
US

Cyrano's is a "50's malt shop mixed with an artsy cafe" according to Review St. Louis; Yelpers and Citysearchers give it a four-star average, and it is liked by 87% of Urbanspooners:

603 E Lockwood Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
US

The Fountain On Locust has earned accolades such as St. Louis Magazine's award for Best Restaurant On a Budget in 2012 and an honorable mention as one of Sauce Magazine's favorite restaurants to impress out-of-towners. Described as "luscious" by Sauce Magazine reviewers, the café's ice-cream creations skew toward adults. They may be topped with hand-crafted sauces or blended into champagne floats and eclectic ice-cream martinis. On the menu, these sweets converge with a panoply of vintage cocktails and playful café dishes that include hot roast-beef melts and a turkey BLT "so good you might cry."

The retro cuisine meshes perfectly with the vintage-inspired decor, highlighted by walls of hand-painted midnight-blue murals. Black and white tile floors spread out from a wooden bar lit with art deco-style hanging lamps, much like the kind F. Scott Fitzgerald described in his unpublished novella about Gatsby's electrician. And yet the restaurant's eclectic design isn't limited to the dining space—The Fountain won Cintas' America's Best Restroom Award in 2010.

3037 Locust St
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. As the shop’s reputation grew, so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&Ms, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies, and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real show-stoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.

1495 Saint Louis Galleria
Saint Louis,
MO
US