Like a queen bee, a good cup of coffee is carefully tended to by workers, generates a buzz, and makes you scream if it lands between your eyes. Save face with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee, desserts, and fondue at The Dessert Oasis in Rochester.
The Dessert Oasis' expert baristas conjure more than 300 kinds of coffee drinks out of caffeinated air and matchmake them to the sundry eponymous sweets baked fresh every day. A café mocha ($2.85–$3.95) or a latte ($2.45–$3.45) might arrive adorned with an artistic dollop of milk foam in the shape of a flower, heart, or eerily accurate portrait of Queen Elizabeth. The full-bodied house blend ($1.45–$2.10) or a complexly flavored cup of 100 percent Kona beans ($3.50–$5) fuel inject a more straight-up jolt into drowsy commuters. The eatery's signature cheese or chocolate fondue ($9.95–$19.95) add a delicious coating to any dippable delight, be it a hunk of bread or neighbor's car keys.
The Dessert Oasis keeps its vibe lively with a heaping serving of top-notch entertainment in the evenings Thursday–Saturday. Regularly scheduled acts include Stephanie Hamood, an acoustic guitarist who appeared on American Idol and covers the highlights of the '60s and '70s. Mondays are open-mic nights, giving patrons a chance to test their crooning abilities in front of a live audience or publicly announce their candidacy for Dad.
205 S Main St.
Rochester, Michigan 48307Get Directions