Coffee & Treats in Portage, MI

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  • Scooters Malt Shoppe & Travelling Treats
    Cuisine Type: '50s malt shop and diner food Established: 1990 Handicap Accessible: Yes Number of Tables: 25–50 Parking: Free street parking Most Popular Offering: Malts and Elvis burgers Kid-friendly: Yes Alcohol: None Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only Outdoor Seating: Yes Q&A with Cindy Bristol, Owner What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion? I started cooking in sixth grade when my mother went back to work and I took over making the family meals. I also loved making desserts. I attended college and received a teaching degree to share my passion for cooking with high school students. As a mother with very young children, I started Scooters to help other mothers by delivering birthday treats to school and planning and executing children's parties, as well as providing a place for families to come and enjoy old-fashioned treats and service. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? The ice cream sundaes are named after songs which can be played with 45s in the jukebox. Décor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your décor inform or reflect your culinary practice? Scooters is housed in a converted hardware building [that is] more than 100 years old [and has] lots of nostalgic antiques to bring back memories of times past. A soda-fountain area has been added with old-fashioned soda-fountain glassware on the shelves that serve the ice cream treats. There is an attached Mickey-inspired party room. In your own words, how would you describe your menu? The menu focuses on bringing back all of those '50s memories. It includes old-fashioned ice cream sodas, malts with the tin on the side, brown cows, and Boston coolers featuring Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream. Don't forget those hard-to-find egg creams and phosphates, and satisfy those hunger pangs with an Elvis burger or a Presley's Passion with french fries. Or, perhaps a pizza would hit the spot.
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    8399 South 36th Street
    Scotts, MI US
  • Sugar Bear
    Taste a single scoop or treat yourself to a sundae at Sugar Bear, a full-service ice cream shop you're sure to love. Delectable dishes for any diet seems to be the motto at Sugar Bear. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this ice cream shop. Wifi access is totally free at Sugar Bear, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working. The large dining space at Sugar Bear provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. At Sugar Bear, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about. Sugar Bear is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Sugar Bear for their catering services. This ice cream shop will deliver their delicious dishes right to your door, or you can stop in and pick up some great takeout. Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Sugar Bear. Sugar Bear provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Sugar Bear — they're open for all three meals. When you have ice cream on your mind, come satisfy your craving at Sugar Bear.
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    101 West Michigan Avenue
    Paw Paw, MI US
  • Auntie Anne's
    In 1988, Auntie Anne's founders Anne and Jonas Beiler purchased a Pennsylvania farmers' market stand, where they experimented with dough until they created a pretzel that seemed to strike the perfect chord with their customers. Today, at their more than 1,600 locations worldwide, the pretzel makers still hand roll the original recipe but have added to the menu with inventive options, such as the Pepperoni Pretzel and eight signature dipping sauces. The team constantly explores new uses for the pretzel dough, such as wrapping it around hot dogs, slicing it into bite-size nuggets, or stuffing it with bacon and cheese. To transform the snack into a meal, they accompany it with specialty drinks, including frozen lemonade mixers. When not twisting dough, Auntie Anne's partners with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to fight childhood cancer. Since 2011, Auntie Anne’s had donated more than $2.4 million to the organization, funding over 48,000 hours of research.
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    6650 South Westnedge Avenue
    Portage, MI US
  • Ritter's Frozen Custard Portage
    In 1989, with memories of his high-school job as an ice-cream shop attendant fresh in his mind, John Ritter founded Ritter’s Frozen Custard to share his passion for the dense, creamy concoctions of his youth with a new generation of dessert lovers. Today, the Ritter Frozen Custard franchise remains dedicated to handcrafting frozen custard in batches that blend the treat’s French origins with a heaping dose of midcentury Americana. The rotating lineup of flavors always includes chocolate, vanilla, light vanilla, a nut variety, a fruit variety, and a specialty flavor—all of which contain a scant 10% butterfat. Clad in blue aprons, friendly staff members scoop custard into freshly baked waffle cones, blend shakes with a choice of 27 toppings, and decorate creamy cakes for any occasion. The shop’s mixologists never fluff up their ice cream with air, ensuring that custard that fills each cone, take-home quart, or waffle-lined pocket maintains a rich and creamy texture.
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    217 Romence Road
    Portage, MI US
  • Final Gravity Brewing Company
    Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Final Gravity Brewing Company have Decatur visitors hooked on five-star reviews. Sit outside at Final Gravity Brewing Company and soak up the sun on those nice summer days. Wear what you like when you dine at Final Gravity Brewing Company — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining. You can also grab your grub to go. Save time and money with nearby parking options at Final Gravity Brewing Company. Final Gravity Brewing Company offers various parking options, including bike parking. Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal. So come taste the pizza at Final Gravity Brewing Company for yourself and see what all the ratings buzz is about. If you're looking for the hottest pies in town, you'll want to place your order in quick to Final Gravity Brewing Company.
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    103 North Phelps Street
    Decatur, MI US
  • Big Apple Bagels
    Lightly toasted or lathered in cream cheese, Big Apple Bagels prepares your bagel just right — this bagel spot can be found serving customers in Portage's Portage neighborhood. Big Apple Bagels is serving up healthy meals packed with flavor. Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Big Apple Bagels and order great food. If you need to feed a big crowd, Big Apple Bagels also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. Driving to Big Apple Bagels? Check out the nearby parking selections and park with ease. For those looking for an unbeatable bargain, Big Apple Bagels invites diners to enjoy all the yummy-ness they can handle without burning a hole in their wallet. So if you just can't get enough carbs, the delicious bagels at Big Apple Bagels are right around the corner.
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    3838 West Centre Avenue
    Portage, MI US

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