I was recently shopping in Art Mart for some desserts, and I walked by the cafe and noticed a sign for summer drink specials, including a violet lemonade. I’m a sucker for all floral food and drink concoctions, so I decided to treat myself to one. It was perfectly cold, sweet-tart, and refreshing on a hot day. And it was really pretty looking, too. I also treated myself to an oatmeal fudgie ($3), which might very well be the most perfect cookie-adjacent treat in all of C-U. For less than $10 (depending on which size drink you order), you can set yourself up for a sweet little afternoon (or morning or evening or whenever) break from reality. 

Art Mart
1705 S Prospect
Champaign
M-Sa 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Su 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Top photo by Jessica Hammie.