Whenever we are downtown shopping in Traverse City, (and believe me moms drags me to every single store), we always stop in for a drink and a bite at Espresso Bay. They have treats for all seasons. They even roast all of their own beans which are ground fresh to perfection! Warm up with a latte and bakery treat in the winter and cool down with a “Bay Chiller” and homemade gelato in the summer. A Bay Chiller is Espresso Bay’s version of a Frappuccino, (but more deliciouser). I make mom spoon feed me their homemade whipped cream, or I will throw a fit. They have outdoor seating in the summer, so we usually post up so I can check out any ladies that may be strolling my way and soak up a few rays. In the winter they have a roaring fire place. It’s a great spot to get work done, read a book or just unwind. I hate the cold, so planting my butt in front of a fire is definitely the way to go.