Coffee & Treats in Mount Holly

Up to 45% Off at MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery

Grand Promenade Shopping Center

$5 $2.75

Dozens of ice-cream flavors churned fresh each day and used to create custom ice-cream cupcakes and cakes

50% Off at CC's Sweet Potato Pies

Charlotte

$30 $15

Baker with 25 years of experience has perfected recipes for sweet potato and apple pies

Half Off Baked Goods and Desserts

Charlotte

$10 $5

Freshly baked goods such as sweet breads, tarts, and cheesecakes, plus custom cakes for birthdays and other events

Up to 53% Off at BW Sweets Bakery

Cornelius

$17.10 $9

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Made-from-scratch pastries, cupcakes in flavors such as pink champagne and sweet-potato pie, and custom cakes with imaginative designs

50% Off at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Statesville

$10 $5

18 weekly-rotating frozen-yogurt flavor combinations, such as new york cheesecake, sweet coconut, and georgia peach

50% Off Fro-Yo at Sweet Frog Statesville, NC

Statesville

$10 $5

18 frozen-yogurt flavor combinations, such as new york cheesecake, sweet coconut, and georgia peach

45%Off at The Popcorn Fanatic

The Popcorn Fanatic

$10 $6

Popcorn comes in more than 200 flavors, including banana pudding, green apple, Cheerwine, beer, buffalo wing, and spicy crab

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Sweet Frog

Winston-Salem

$10 $5

Sweet Frog offers 20 flavors and 10 swirl options, combined with over 60 topping choices

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Frogurt

Winston-Salem

$10 $5

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Choose from 10 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, such as cake batter and peanut butter, and personalize it with any of 75 toppings

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Hollie, the lady behind Sugar Diva's Custom Cakes, bakes fresh, homemade treats from fine ingredients. The business specializes in custom cakes for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays, fashioning them with multiple tiers, elegant accouterments, and stunning designs. They also specialize in smaller treats, which range from gooey chocolate chip cookies and brownies to cupcakes, chocolate fudge, made-to-order pies, and old-fashioned candies.

124 East Central Avenue
Mount Holly,
NC
US

The baker behind Style And Grace Cupcakes is something of an alchemist; she transforms simple ingredients such as brown sugar and fresh strawberries into moist cupcakes crowned with decadent buttercream frosting. She also bakes cookies, cookie pops, and diabetic-friendly cupcakes made with Splenda. Find these handcrafted desserts at the Gastonia Farmers Market, or have them delivered to your door.

908 Willow Creek Drive
Gastonia,
NC
US

When their daughter, Kai, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Tracy and Patrick Watkins knew they needed to provide her with as much love and care as possible. They quit their jobs as engineers and launched a bakery named after their little girl and her favorite treats. In the kitchen at Kai’s Kookies and More, the couple ices custom sugar cookies by hand, transforming circles into edible basketballs and rectangles into festive American flags, all of which can be dipped into house-brewed coffee or bundled into baskets, boxes, or bouquets. Sweeter than a kiss from Cap’n Crunch, mangoes and strawberries fill several varieties of cupcakes and 3-inch cheesecakes.

In addition to packing their display case with handcrafted confections, Tracy and Patrick supply desserts to eight local restaurants and four Monkey Joe's bounce playgrounds. Visitors can also book Kai's for special events such as tea parties and international summits disguised as children's birthday bashes.

3905 South Blvd
Charlotte,
NC
US

The idea of a sweet sixteen takes on a whole new meaning at YoFruitty, where the staff keeps a rotating selection of 16 flavors of frozen yogurt—such as watermelon, tiramisu, peanut butter, and pomegranate—on tap at all times. Customers grab a 32-ounce cup and swirl together any combination of these flavors before crowning them in toppings that range from fresh fruit and candy to cereal and globs of cookie dough. The staffers, who also mix fruit smoothies, weigh each creation to determine its price. YoFruitty’s blend of yogurt is replete with live and active cultures that help boost the immune and digestive systems so that they can advise taste buds to reject paper as sustenance.

15201 John J Delaney Dr
Charlotte,
NC
US

Ben & Jerry's came from humble beginnings—in 1978, its eponymous founders served ice cream out of a renovated Burlington gas station, and delivered pints of their now-classic flavors to grocery stores out of the back of Ben's VW Squareback wagon. Today, its myriad shops dispense cups, cones, shakes, and smoothies brimming with a variety of quirky flavors, including Phish Food and Cherry Garcia, named for famous revolutionary Cherry Garcia. The duo is also famous for their social responsibility, which is evident in their community activism and in their use of fair-trade products, such as cage-free eggs and sustainable, growth-hormone-free dairy.

1600 E Woodlawn Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

Patrons who pass beneath Cafe Monte French Bakery and Bistro's bold red awning seemingly zoom across the Atlantic into a Parisian bistro hung with French artwork and vintage photographs. Platters of mussels arrived drenched in white wine and butter, and pommes frites proudly share the spotlight with steak and french green beans. In the kitchen, chefs sizzle crêpes to a golden brown for breakfast, or fill them with savory lobster and crab for lunch and dinner. Patrons can dine alfresco on an outdoor patio or linger inside the eatery's canary-hued walls, where satisfied customers gather around a piano to sing odes to their favorite French pastry chefs.

4705 Ashley Park Ln
Charlotte,
NC
US