Whisk away the cold with pastry and drink pairings to keep you warm.
The place: Dewey's Coffee House The pairing: Double espresso ($2) and chocolate cinnamon biscotti ($1.95) The reason: The biscotti counters the espresso's bitterness. "The cinnamon isn't overpowering and the chocolate drizzled on top sweetens the espresso," says owner Dewey Forward. 13201 Shaker Square, Cleveland, 216-991-1101, deweyscoffee.com
The place: Fuel Coffee Bar The pairing: Snow Plow white chocolate latte ($4) and red velvet cupcake ($2) The reason: The latte washes down the dense cupcake. "It isn't overly sweet," says general manager Michael Suglio. "[It] creates the perfect comfort pairing."12209 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, 216-791-3835, facebook.com/fuelcoffeebar
The place: Gypsy Beans and Baking Co. The pairing: Mexico City Passport latte ($4.75, medium) and carrot cake ($4.25) The reason: The latte's cinnamon and hazelnut flavors play up the spicy and nutty notes in the cake. "The combination makes everything pop in the mouth," says owner Nicole Brichacek. 6425 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216-939-9009, gypsybeans.com