Cake & the Bean Stalk

So as you all know, I love to get deals from Groupon, Living Social, Eversave, etc so that I can try out some new places around the city. It’s hard to believe we’ve already been living in the city for 10 months now, and there’s so many places we haven’t been yet. A while ago I bought a Groupon for Cake & the Bean Stalk, which is located at 1112 Locust Street in Philadelphia.

It was a beautiful morning for a walk, so I set out to use my Groupon and check out the place. I had $10 to spend and I was able to get breakfast [Everything Bagel w/ Cream Cheese $2.00], Coffee [price depends on size and what you order], and two desserts to go.  I think that everything was priced very well.

They have a very nice set up. When you go in the door there are some dessert/food cases set up near the register, and the sitting area is separated by a wall, which is nice. There is a little outside patio with chairs if you choose to sit out there, and there are a number of tables inside to choose from. It’s got a really cool vibe. The mismatched chairs at the tables give it a nice look.

They have many different beverages to choose from, as well as a number of freshly baked desserts like cookies, brownies, cakes, and a number of other sweets.  They also have Paninis! I was there a little too early for one though. They often have special deals, so be sure to follow them on Twitter.  I chose the Brownie [$2.50 - and it's quite large; you can choose with nuts or without] and the Blondie [$2.50 - and like the brownie it's quite large] as my to-go desserts.

The Brownie was delicious – nice and fudgy – exactly how I like them!

The Blondie was amazing; It was packed full of Reese’s Pieces!

Colorful chairs & table

Who wouldn’t want to stop in?

Street view

Cake and the Bean Stalk has Free WiFi, so feel free to take your laptop or other mobile device and stop in for a beverage, sandwich and dessert! Definitely pick up a Blondie and a Brownie – they’re amazing!  I’ll definitely stop back in for more desserts, and I want to try some of their iced beverages. It’s hot out there!

May 4th – Grand Opening – Krispy Kreme Center City!

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 4th, 2011, the Krispy Kreme in Center City Philadelphia opens. It’s located at 16th & Chestnut next to The Children’s Place. Yesterday I had the opportunity to stop by the VIP Open House to check the place out. Each person got a ticket for a beverage of their choice and a ticket that was good for two doughnuts of their choice. Talk about a tough decision. Check out their menu here.

We all know how delicious the original glazed doughnut is. Can you believe one of those is only 190 calories? Not too shabby for a doughnut! They are absolutely amazing, especially hot! But when I saw the Cookies n Cream doughnut…I must say that it was calling my name! It was a doughnut filled with cookies n cream with vanilla icing and lots of oreo cookies on top. This honestly has to be one of the BEST doughnuts I’ve ever eaten before.

I can't think of anything better than this

What's that inside the doughnut?

Look at that delicious filling!

According to their web site, they will be rewarding the first enthusiasts!

THE FIRST CUSTOMER to walk through the door will receive one free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts every week for a year.

THE NEXT 11 CUSTOMERS through the door will each receive one free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts every month for a year.

THE NEXT 20 CUSTOMERS will receive a card for 20 Free Medium Cups of Coffee.

THE FIRST 100 CUSTOMERS through the door will receive an official Krispy Kreme Philadelphia t-shirt.

Doors Open at 6:00 AM

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Nutter at 8:30 AM.

Don’t miss it!