Whether for a custom cake or a gourmet sandwich, visitors to Adonna's Bakery & Cafe will find an extensive selection of sweet treats and savory edibles. With more than 40 years of experience, the family-owned business prides itself on quality ingredients and products that, much like a sandcastle next to a wave pool, is made with great care. The pastry case always a selection of cookies, cupcakes, and sweets, while the cake gallery displays options for a wedding, special occasion, or a televised food fight. On the cafe side, guests can stop by for a breakfast sandwich, fluffy quiche, or a range of hearty sides.
The Leisure Club stocks and serves an inventive selection of wine, craft beer, coffee, and pairable edibles. Start sleepy mornings with freshly brewed Intelligentsia coffee ($2.50–$3) or up the barista artistry with a frothy cappuccino ($3.50–$4). For lunch or on-the-go munchy thoughts, nibblers can snag a custom grilled cheese ($6) or an equally grippable and grain-laden selection, such as the hammed up Amore sandwich ($9). Leisure Club's drink list has 20 vintages available by the glass ($7–$10), half glass ($4–$6), or bottomless glass ($32–$44), in addition to craft beers poured with care, compassion, and the assistance of gravity ($2.75–$6.50).
The confectionery artisans of Sweet Memories Ice Cream & Cupcakes nurse nostalgia with ice cream, cupcakes, and other sweet treats in their quaint cottage-style shop. Daintily perch at one of the bistro tables within the brightly hued environs to enjoy an ever-changing array of gourmet cupcakes ($2.50) including chocolate-raspberry truffle, black forest, and pink lemonade varieties. Treat friends with a pack of four rotating flavors ($9.50), or placate enemies with a pack of 12 ($26). Fans of frozen treats can happily lap 24 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream from Sweet Memories' large front porch, or enjoy them from within the tastier embrace of a homemade waffle cone. Ice cream ($1.75–$3.15) can also be stirred into the frenzy of a delicious milkshake ($4.99) or soften in the lazy river of a root-beer float ($4.50).
The passionate batter stirrers at Cake Daddy Cakes lovingly craft fluffy confections from scratch using fresh ingredients ($30+ per dozen). Cake Daddy specializes in customers' custom design ideas when creating their artful cake canvases, and each frosting engineer revels in the freedom to taste-bomb palates with secretly developed flavor fusions. Feel free to gift a sports fan with a baseball-themed pastry, or adorn a naked holiday fir with 12 sparkly, sugary pastry ornaments.
Chocolate Corner's friendly staff calls on family recipes and fresh butter and cream to concoct tasty confections in a mélange of styles. White-chocolate almond bark ($16/lb.) traps cranberries in a wave of creamy sweetness, and caramel-pecan paws ($19.95/lb.) douse nuts in gooey caramel before the mixture bathes in dark or milk chocolate. Fudge ($12/lb.) comes in numerous flavors— such as cookies ‘n’ cream and chocolate pecan with Alabama pecans—all of which melt in mouths the same way the armor of a knight melts in the belly of a dragon.
Locally owned Hope’s Cheesecake supplies decadent, creamy confections to enliven family feasts or community barn-raisings. Each gourmet cheesecake is handmade with a foundation of crumbly cookies and golden graham crackers topped with an amalgamation of Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese, pure cane sugar, Melipone vanilla, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. The bakery features a cavalcade of more than 20 flavors, including succulent raspberry and tangy key lime, available in regular (10 slices, $24.99), large (14 slices, $34.99), and sampler ($26.99–$36.99) sizes. For diet-conscious cheesecake cravers, reduced-sugar varieties are available, with amaretto, chocolate, key lime, and original New York¬–style flavors providing saccharine sensations without having to gnaw your car’s taffy steering wheel.