Kupkake Kouture, the brainchild of two cake-loving pals, specializes in creative cakefections. This Groupon gets dessert devotees a taste of the cupcake's miniature cousin, a moist ball of cake known as the mini cupcake ($1 each, $10/dozen). In all their spherical glory, mini cupcakes come in a range of mouth-mesmerizing flavors, from classic vanilla and chocolate fudge to lemon poppy seed, orange, and red velvet. After the sugary orbs receive a decadent dip in frosting, the shop's sweets specialists sprinkle the bite-sized cakes with an eclectic entourage of toppings—including sprinkles, pretzels, peanuts, and coconut—to prepare them for maximum deliciousness and wind resistance.
Adjacent to Bell Tower Salon & Spa, Bell Tower Café transports the casual café vibe and cuisine to an even more laid-back atmosphere. The team prepares breakfast food such as a Cali breakfast sandwich, stacked with cream cheese, cucumber, tomato, and greens, as well as lunch items such as daily soup and caprese sandwiches.
Named the Best Coffee Shop in Berks County in 2009 by Berks County Living, Cloud Nine Café’s breakfast and lunch menus offer a wide selection of coffee beverages, homemade pastries, baked goods, and assorted sandwiches. Early risers and tragically confused vampires can enjoy Cloud Nine Café’s tasty breakfast, served all day. Start mornings with a freshly baked scone ($1.75), a hearty breakfast burrito ($3.75), or a bowl of hot oatmeall ($2.50). The lunch menu changes daily, allowing feasters to indulge in a variety of hearty soups, ($3.75+), savory quiches ($4.75+), sandwiches and wraps ($3.50+), nourishing salads ($1), and character-enriching spontaneity. Java lovers and caffeine enthusiasts can choose from Cloud Nine Café’s wide variety of hot and cold coffee beverages, made with coffee beans specially roasted in Philadelphia.
From its Victorian-era brick façade to its tiniest teacup, The Gilbertsville Tea Room is unapologetically pink. It’s a suitable hue for the oft-feminized tradition of teatime. In addition to the color scheme, the tearoom’s three parlors treat dining companions to dainty flourishes such as flowered wallpaper, tiny teacups hanging from hooks and chandeliers, and draping ivy. Teatime is a similarly dainty affair: chefs assemble finger sandwiches garnished with colored cream-cheese flowers and serve flaky scones with Devonshire cream. Thirty loose-leaf teas fill the china, giving upturned pinkies plenty of chances to look refined and signal to tablemates where you'll throw the cup when you're done.
Fresh Farms Cafe makes it easy to do something good for yourself and for the environment. All of the food served at its three locations is made fresh that day at that location, using ingredients sourced from local suppliers who follow practices that are in line with Fresh Farms Cafe's own commitment to sustainability and quality. In menu terms, that translates to more than 40 different types of sandwiches loaded with healthy ingredients?grilled paninis stuffed with chicken breast, baby spinach, and pesto, and whole wheat wraps bundled around scrambled egg whites, veggies, and feta are just two examples. Other hearty, homemade eats include soups made from scratch, burgers hand-formed from 100% Angus beef, and even flatbread pizzas topped with the kitchen's own homemade marinara sauce.
But the freshness of its food is only one part of Fresh Farms Cafe's commitment to the planet and its customers. Little touches such as using recyclable or compostable food containers, cleaning with non-toxic products, and utilizing low energy lights all add up to make a big impact on the environment. And, the company even goes so far as to recycle all of its cooking oils to ensure that nothing goes to waste.