As if the big-screen TVs, video games, and WiFi weren’t enough, now Stephen Harrell is on the lookout for a bounce house. It’s all part of his vision to make Nice Dreams Cafe a vibrant, welcoming place for young people to socialize. A lifelong resident of Raleigh, Stephen says he was alarmed by the absence of positive hangouts for kids in town. He hopes to fix that. “We don’t want it to just be grab-and-go here," he says. "We want people to be able to stay here and enjoy themselves.”
In keeping with the kid-friendly ambiance, servers scoop up achingly sweet confections such as Krispy Kreme donut sundaes, cake-batter ice cream, and toppings such as Snickers and gummy worms. Additionally, Stephen wants to further cement his café’s status as a community bastion by hosting frequent kid-friendly events and incorporating local ingredients into the menu. In the meantime, he has his eye on a few bounce houses.
A glass display case of colorful cakes, cookies, and pastries greets guests as they enter Clayton Bakery and Cafe, along with the enticing aroma of freshly baking bread. The family-owned establishment staffs a team of local artisanal bakers and decorators, who use local and natural ingredients when whipping up baked goods and a lunch menu of hearty sandwiches, paninis, and daily soups. Chefs roast all of their beef and pork fresh each day, and distribute their signature rolls to local venues such as Ray's pizza and Clayton Steakhouse. Upon request, the bakery can inscribe customized cakes with birthday greetings, personal messages, or a favorite chapter from James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
The self-taught baker behind Baby B’s Cupcakes isn’t beholden to anyone’s ideas about the limitations of the diminutive dessert. Inspired by the vast array of sweets and tarts available in the candy and fruit aisles, she creates recipes for over a dozen eclectic flavors, from traditional chocolate and red velvet to maple bacon, raspberry-white-chocolate, and peanut-butter-and-jelly. Frostings and fillings provide additional flavors—cream cheese, banana crème, and lemon—into the moist, decadent mini cakes. Upon request, she can etch customized designs onto cakes, such as birthday-worthy Spider-man figures or brussels sprouts to encourage kids to eat their veggies.
A sweet secret, Dairy Queen serves a colorful array of ice cream options.
Guess what? Dairy Queen serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Dairy Queen won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
Waiting can feel like forever, especially when you're hungry. Spare yourself time spent in the parking search and dine with us. We've got space available for you and your car.
When you have ice cream on your mind, come satisfy your craving at Dairy Queen.
Don't settle for an inferior brew! The java at The Flip Side in Clayton will perk you right up.
The Flip Side is creating combinations that will work for any diet you're on.
The Flip Side's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street.
A mid-priced establishment, The Flip Side offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to The Flip Side since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Flip Side serves up freshly brewed coffee, so make your way over and enjoy a good cup of Joe.
For the perfect jolt of caffeine, look no further than Starbucks.
A healthy lifestyle starts with the food you eat, and Starbucks is creating innovative healthy meals.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Starbucks with their complimentary wifi.
Starbucks offers patio seating in the warmer months.
In addition to its great location, Starbucks is also located near plenty of parking options.
So sit back, relax, and have a delicious cup of joe at Starbucks.