Coffee & Treats in Van Wert

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In as little as 12 minutes, patrons can bronze their bodies in Tanning Haven’s Matrix bed. It is outfitted with more than 22,000 watts and six facial tanners. Less intense tanning options, such as base beds and standup beds, are also available and allow clients to relax for up to 25 minutes each session. For those wanting a glow sans UV rays, an airbrush tan or dip in a bath of melted pennies does the trick.

915 Lincoln Hwy E
New Haven,
IN
US

H. Souder & Son's Coffee Cabin brews drinks from beans roasted on-site in an impeccably old-fashioned environment. Baristas whip up two hot, foamy cappuccinos or refreshing iced cappuccinos, or one of each to create one giant lukewarm cappuccino. Egg and sausage piled between english muffins extend morning coziness into the midday as effectively as keeping a spare pair of bunny slippers at the office, and cheeseburgers embrace hearty Angus beef patties. An ice-cream bar chills and cleanses the palate. Later, customers can recall their café experiences with pots of joe brewed from fresh-roasted Grabill-blend coffee beans.

13531 Main Street
Grabill,
IN
US

The team of seasoned chiselers at Ice Creations, helmed by master artisan Chad Hartson, sculpts frozen masterpieces designed to heat up aesthetic thermostats at weddings, holidays, or corporate events. Using state-of-the-art computer technology, these ice finaglers summon intricate sculptures, functional centerpieces, and replicas of corporate logos from impassive blocks of frozen Paul Bunyan tears. Their retina-regaling ice displays artistically flaunt food items, such as shrimp and caviar, while simultaneously keeping them chilled. Serve drinks in style at a formal soiree with a basic ice luge ($90) or ice bowl ($90), or appease a king glacier at his birthday bash with a personalized single-block sculpture fashioned from the bodies of his fallen enemies ($270). Patrons must provide Ice Creations with a 5-gallon bucket, an electrical outlet, and the promise of a site-wide ban on high-powered hair-dryers.

1328 Woodlawn Ave
Napoleon,
OH
US

The Nut House’s delicious array of snack-sized treats kick-starts salivary glands with dry-roasted and chocolate-covered nuts alongside enticingly rich desserts from the Cheesecake Factory. Stay nourished during Planet of the Apes movie marathons with heaping handfuls of gourmet, candy-coated, or cheesy popcorn, or split a gift tin with a deserving auxiliary head. If you need something to wash down The Nut House’s vast selection of toffees, Jordan almonds, chocolate pretzels, and other candies, fill up a mug or vanquished foe's skull with flavorful Tazo Teas and Seattle’s Best Coffee. You can peruse a selection of The Nut House’s goodies online before sampling the wares at its locally owned nosh spot.

4150 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne,
IN
US

When perched on a cushy high-rise seat inside the retro environs of Cindy's Diner, one will likely encounter owner John Scheele as he darts about the kitchen, whipping up hearty home-style dishes lauded by reporters from News Sentinel. He sets down simmering plates of farm-fresh eggs, stacks of hot cakes, and thick sandwiches on the bright red and chrome bar, taking time to greet new faces and exchange new jokes with the regulars. When the skilled cook gets an order for his signature "garbage" breakfast, he cracks open eggs before mixing in potatoes, cheese, onions, and ham. He also creates fresh donuts using an old-fashioned machine, icing the warm morsels in strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate.

John keeps his establishment a family affair with his wife Cindy, along with their three children and 20 grandchildren, who can often be spotted serving plates of all-day breakfast and refilling mugs of coffee. Rustic jukeboxes rest on the countertop, showcasing a selection of old-timey tunes, such as "Seven Spanish Angels" and "There's No Such Thing as a Cordless Telephone".

830 S Harrison St
Fort Wayne,
IN
US

The team at Big Apple Bagels builds chewy, ring-shaped bread bites from scratch and wakes palates with steaming cups of Brewster's coffee. The menu teems with eats inspired by New York City deli fare, such as bagel-based club sandwiches and nearly a dozen styles of cream cheese?including three whipped varieties and one milked directly from a somersaulting cow. Bagel flavors range from plain and sesame, whereas gourmet muffins introduce mouths to fluffy, cake-like texture kept moist?yet low in cholesterol?with soybean oil.

5129 Illinois Rd
Fort Wayne,
IN
US