Sip & Sample: Best Food and Drink Flights

By: Carolyn Hall | May 9, 2024
flight of ice cream from modern cone

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In Metro Detroit, sweets and treats are abundant. When you’re looking to experience a new place, it sometimes can be difficult to choose one or two menu items. Luckily for you, many spots in the area offer flights, which is the perfect way to try multiple treats or beverages in one visit. This is an excellent way to try many menu selections, and potentially find a favorite (or two!) for your next visit. Here’s a look at some hotspots offering innovative flights, sure to entice your taste buds:


30625 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores

Eos Café is the place to be for all things beverages. The coffee flights are a caffeine lover’s dream, allowing customers to sample various flavor profiles in one sitting. You can also try their selection of teas in a flight, with fruity to floral options available. Seasonally, the lemonade flights are a must-try, with options ranging from cherry smash and prickly pear to blueberry and watermelon and beyond. These have fresh fruit, sour candies, and more depending on your selection! Beyond the drinks, Eos Café has a great menu of sandwiches, salads, bakery specials, and more.

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141 East Main Street, Northville

Tuscan Cafe is dedicated to high-quality specialty coffee, pastries, and delicatessen foods. As William Hundley, the owner, shares, “We offer seasonal lattes by developing unique flavored syrups to enhance our Guernsey Dairy milk latte (with non-dairy options of course). We have a team of chefs that create fresh salads and side salad options to enhance your lunchtime experience.” With coffee featuring seasonal twists, visitors can enjoy Tuscan Cafe’s commitment to flavor and hospitality. The spring flight has 5 coffees, flavors including saffron golden milk, cherry blossom, peanut butter and jelly, coconut caramel, and chai. Keep up with their social media to see what flavors the summer will bring!

coffee flights from tuscan cafe
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22737 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn

A visit to House of Chimney Cakes transports patrons to the heart of Europe. This is the spot to fulfill a sweets craving, with four flight options available. Sample iced coffees, refreshers, croffles (combining croissants and waffles), and ice cream all in one location. The iced coffees combine flavors with espresso and cold foam and toppings to finish, and come in caramel, brown sugar, matcha, and rose. The refreshers are fresh mango, blueberry, dragon fruit, and strawberry each paired with lemonade for a light but delicious drink. The croffle flight consists of the perfect-sized handheld treats with flavors of pistachio, Oreo, strawberries and cream, and cookie butter croffles. 


Multiple locations in Metro Detroit

At Bobcat Bonnie’s, weekend brunch transforms into a lively affair with Cereal Shooter Flights. Jill Bamrick, the Social Media Director, describes the brunch scene: “On the weekends Bobcat Bonnie’s hosts a great Brunch featuring Build Your Own Mimosas & Bloody Marys, Vegan & Non-Vegan Dishes, and these amazing Cereal Shooter Flights! Choose 3 of our 5 boozy cereal shots, and we even have a couple of vegan flavors! Available on the weekends during brunch from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.!” The flavor options are all based on cereals we all love, including Cap’n Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Cocoa Pebbles. Each shot is a burst of nostalgia and creativity, merging classic cereals with spirited flavors.

three cereal shooters from bobcat bonnies with extra cereal. cereal shot flights
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1413 West 14 Mile Road, Madison Heights

Mia’s Bakery Coffee Shop is a European-inspired haven for those who want more than just coffee. Beyond the beautifully decorated custom cakes, this cafe has deliciously curated coffee samplers. The flights are designed to give patrons a comprehensive tasting experience, combining traditional brews with specialty seasonal flavors. The summer coffee specials are Michigan-inspired, with a Michigan cherry iced latte, Lavender Festival-themed coffee, Sander’s salted caramel cold brew, and s’mores iced latte. The flight combinations are available for a limited time, but keeping up with Mia’s social media can help you find the latest creations. 


28616 Harper Avenue, St. Clair Shores

Modern Cone elevates ice cream with its playful and inventive treats, including ice cream flights. The team shares, “We’re a family-owned business known for our ice cream nachos, stackers, and affogato sundaes! We love anything ice cream and coffee!” Each flight consists of six large sample-size scoops of your choice of ice cream on a wooden flight board or prepared for you to go. With over 30 flavors rotating seasonally, picking six flavors is a great way to find a new favorite or indulge in your go-to. Perfect for sharing on a warm day, these ice cream boards are a dessert journey. 

modern cone 6 flavor ice cream flight board
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