At Cafe Creme Coffee Shop and Bakery, baristas pour fresh-brewed coffee and espresso drinks as the kitchen staff prepares crisp salads, hearty sandwiches, and house-made baked goods. Elegantly presented cupcakes accompany a selection of pies, cheesecakes, and custom-made cakes for birthdays and showers. Diners cross the checkered floor and settle at wooden tables, which are illuminated by studio lighting in a cozy environment permeated by WiFi and the comforting whispers of invisible fairy godmothers.
Sizzling fajitas, grilled shrimp, and overstuffed burritos emerge steaming from the kitchen at El Patron Mexican Restaurant. Those who can’t settle on just one dish can pick 1 of 25 combination plates that brim with tacos, enchiladas, chili rellenos, and other south-of-the-border favorites. They can bolster their spicy feasts with lime, mango, strawberry, or peach margaritas, which they can enjoy frozen, on the rocks, or through the bell of a mariachi player’s trumpet.
At the cozy eatery of Cravings Bakery & Cafe, founder Barbie Baumler satisfies jonesings for sweet pick-me-ups and hearty meals alike. Cupcakes ranging from rose-hued strawberry champagne to sumptuous devil?s chocolate share the glass-fronted display case with chocolate truffles and pie. Alternatively, complete breakfasts, lunches, and dinners incorporate the greatest hits of American diners, filling rumbling stomachs with waffles, fried catfish, and pizzas with unconventional toppings, such as the bacon cheeseburger pie. For nuptials and other events?including football Sundays?Cravings? inventive caterers can craft custom spreads, from artfully frosted wedding cakes to cookies that stand in for cymbals during rock concerts.
On nearly every wall at The 5th Down Bar & Grill hangs at least one flat screen TV, beaming in all manner of sports to give revelers their fill of up-to-the-minute scores, triumphs, and defeats. As they hunker down to decimate orders of hand-breaded appetizers or big plates of wings, diners can lock horns over games of Keno or enjoy their pub favorites on the outdoor patio.