Coffee & Treats in West Haven

Up to 60% Off Hot or Iced Coffees at Kupz Frozen Yogurt & Coffee

East Haven

$24.90 $9.99

House-roasted blends of hot and iced coffee made with beans from a local distributor and served at an iPad bar equipped with free WiFi

50% Off Tea

Branford

$30 $15

Guests can stop in for a sip of South African rooibos tea, a caffeine-free variety chock-full of vitamins and minerals

Up to 50% Off Afternoon Tea with Food at Tea with Tracy

Seymour

$27 $18.50

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More than 100 flavors of tea fill pots alongside fresh-baked scones, tea sandwiches, and soup

Half Off One Dozen Cakepops at Lizzy's Lollicakes

Trumbull

$30 $15

Dozen cakepops; flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, funfetti, devils food, lemon, strawberry, carrot, and Oreo

Up to 48% Off Italian Meals and Pastries at Avventura Deli

Waterbury

$20 $11

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New York Times-lauded shop serves thick lasagna in homemade sauce, paninis, and gelato made fresh daily

Up to 45% Off at Michele's Pies

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Housemade, gourmet pies run the gamut from sweet to savory, showcasing extraordinary flavors that have won 27 national pie awards

Half Off at Middlebury's Best Yogurt, Smoothies, and Ice Cream

Middlebury's Best Yogurt and Smoothies (Primrose Square)

$10 $5

Nonfat and sugar-free yogurt, ice-cream cones, frozen yogurt, sundaes, fresh-fruit smoothies, exotic coffee drinks, ice-cream cakes and pies

Up to 44% Off at Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

$5.39 $3

Whole Food Nutrition smoothies provide on-the-go meals with 10-14 grams of protein; nutrient-packed Fit 'n Fruitful manage weight-loss goals

45% Off Desserts and Frozen Yogurt at Fru Lala

Norwalk

$10 $5.50

Savory & sweet crepes, 12 flavors of frozen yogurt & ice cream with 50+ toppings, and baked goods such as cookies, cupcakes, and cakes

Up to 53% Off Frozen Yogurt at YoBamba Cafe

Norwalk

$8 $4

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A dozen daily flavors can include red velvet or mango sorbet, and a toppings bar holds more than 40 yogurt accessories

44% Off Frozen Yogurt at FroyoWorld Brookfield

Brookfield

$6 $3.35

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Rotating menu of 12 frozen yogurts infused with live and active cultures; available toppings include more than 70 candies and fruit

$5 for Ice Cream and Waffles at The New York Stuffed Cone Company

St. James

$10 $5

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Ice cream crafted from natural ingredients and scooped into cones or sundaes with layers of toppings; café drinks; free WiFi

44% Off Coffee and Breakfast Pastry at Espresso NEAT

Darien

$10.75 $6

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Highly trained baristas whip up various espresso drinks, as well as filter coffee

50% Off Café Food & Baked Goods at Sweet Lucille's

Smithtown

$20 $10

Diners start with rustic Tuscan-style french toast or a bacon grilled cheese before moving on to gourmet cake pops and carrot cake

Half Off Frozen Yogurt and Coffee at Wild Berry Yogurt Cafe

Ronkonkoma

$5 $2.50

Frozen Yogurt in flavors such as watermelon sorbet and chocolate caramel turtle; yogurt pies and gourmet coffee

$4.50 for Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Crazy

Multiple Locations

$8 $4.50

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Patrons mix and match their own frozen-yogurt creations from 12 daily flavors and 36 fruit and candy toppings

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Rita’s Italian Ice has won over many customers with its gelati, a top-selling treat that sandwiches a layer of italian ice between two layers of frozen custard. Infused with fresh fruit, the shop’s ices evoke Italian desserts much more pleasantly than pasta drizzled in hot fudge, and silky frozen custards and cream slide effortlessly down throats. Blendinis commingle frozen custard with chunky mix-ins for a hearty summer snack, and Mistos combine italian ice and custard in drink form. The shop not only supports cooling patrons down during heat waves but also supports other causes, such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, for which it hosts frequent fundraisers.

28 Ocean Ave
West Haven,
CT
US

Book Trader Café stacks more than 16,000 titles of gently used books on its shelves, combined with second-hand DVDs and CDs that transform the inventory into multimedia brain food. Literary works and academic books on art, architecture, and paper towels line the store, their spines inviting readers to sink into their vivid and educational worlds. A cult-fiction section assembles an apocrypha of fringe scribes, photography books tempt eyes with their luscious pages, and a children's-book section tempts kids to burrow into a fort of words. Most titles average $4.95, and staff carefully curates each one to ensure a quality recycled collection sans fraying bindings or torn pages. While Book Trader Café's inventory rotates frequently, the online store lists troves of its selections and lets bibliophiles reserve books by phone. With new old books in hand, patrons can stroll over to the café to enjoy them and further sate their appetites for letters by reading the menu.

1140 Chapel St
New Haven,
CT
US

Ever since Liberato and Guiseppina Dell’Amura opened their small Wooster Street bakery in New Haven’s Little Italy in 1922, the business has stayed in the family. Son and daughter Fortunato and Mae—followed by granddaughters Jo-Ann, Dolores, Marie, and Leona and great grandson Salvatore—have all taken on the family tradition of baking cookies, biscotti, and traditional Italian pastries daily.

In-store cases and trays are filled with traditional pastries such as cannoli, bigne donuts, and éclairs. The team can also wrap, box, and ship assortments of 24 types of Italian cookies and nine flavors of biscotti, as well as treats such as chocolate-dipped caramel apples, pretzels, and marshmallow pops. The team also hand-decorates sugar cookies in shapes such as shirts, shoes, and crowns in case an emperor is celebrating the first time he wore clothes.

139 Wooster St
New Haven,
CT
US

Jamba Juice blenders whirl together fresh fruit for healthy smoothies liberated from artificial flavors, preservatives, and high-fructose corn syrup. From the classic menu, the Aloha Pineapple thickens straws with pineapple sherbet and bananas or, with a different inflection, bananas and pineapple sherbet. All Fruit smoothies invite just 250 calories of Peach Perfection or Pomegranate Paradise into a fruit-exclusive clubhouse, while Pre-Boosted creations introduce natural supplements. The immune-boosting Açai Super-Antioxidant. Light smoothies bear fewer than one-third of the calories and half of the sugar of a Jamba classic, so mango-, orange-, and peach-infused sips of Mango Mantra cause less guilt than forgetting your mailman's birthday.

263 Boston Post Rd
Orange,
CT
US

Tapping into the storied tradition of Lebanese baking, Zen Bakeries lets customers sample the fruits of a wood-fired brick oven in the form of artisanal flatbread and pita treats. Patrons can choose from either white or whole wheat for nearly all of the baked morsels. The shop's kitchen wizards mix and knead both varieties daily, ensuring that outdated dough such as yesterday's pita and two-dollar bills have no place in this world. Early risers can stop by for a freshly baked egg-and-cheese pita pie ($3.50) or side with sweet in its epic battle against savory by ordering an eye-opening Nutella-and-banana pita pie ($1.50–$3.50).

50 S Center St
Orange,
NJ
US

H Mangels Confectioner creates hand-made chocolate truffles and other chocolate confections. Moulded chocolates, caramels, chocolate-dipped strawberries and chocolate-dipped Oreos are all regularly available in our store.

107 River St
Milford,
CT
US