The morning ritual of breakfast mirrors the elegant cosmic dance of dawn, when the sun awakes to crack and scramble comets and then drink the Milky Way straight from the carton. Similarly rise and shine with today's Groupon: for $13, you get a stuffed french toast breakfast for two at Cafe Elysa in Carlsbad (a $27.30 total value). Breakfast includes the following:
- Two orders of stuffed french toast (a $7.95 value each)
- Two large coffees (a $1.85 value each)
- Two sides of fresh fruit (a $3.75 value each)
Cafe Elysa's chefs enlist the aid of locally grown produce to whip up inventive slices of stuffed french toast. Thick slabs of french toast encase rich, indulgent centers, including coconut-vanilla custard or peanut-butter and chocolate chips, sneaking them past unsuspecting teeth to ambush taste buds. Patrons can plunge chompers into fluffy banana-cream patisserie slices or nibble strawberry cream cheese french toast, which fulfills the body's daily requirement of cheese fruit. Fresh fruit platters deliver tasty packages of vitamin C to stomachs' doorsteps, and steaming cups of coffee caffeinate daily carousal.
Diners can relax or surf the web with free WiFi around a toasty fire pit on Cafe Elysa's outdoor patio, whose dog-friendly atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for interviewing a heroic pooch after a gravity-defying frisbee catch.
A long red awning ushers diners into Cafe Elysa's crimson interior, where the kitchen staff crafts a lineup of fresh-made breakfast fare from a menu artfully written in chalk on blackboards. House-made baguettes teem with fillings such as ham and brie or roast beef and grilled onions, and made-from-scratch pastries are preserved beneath glass. The griddle sears slices of french toast and stacks of pancakes to be slathered with syrup or locally grown fruit, rather than fruit manufactured by non-union factories. Outdoors, diners enjoy meals around the fire pits as occasional live music plays on the dog-friendly patio.
Location, sweets and patio...This is one of the best locations of any cafe in San Diego.Kc K., Yelp, 6/7/2011
Elysa's was so good we visited twice! Yummy breakfast with a big patio full of guests!Mtkane, TripAdvisor, 07/23/11
3076 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, California 92008Get Directions