Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bath-time visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of casual café fare for breakfast or lunch at Sky Blue Cafe.
Locally roasted coffee from Drew’s Brews gushes into mugs at Sky Blue Cafe, where the menu’s stuffed-french-toast pancakes tout an award for Best Stand-Alone Brunch Item from Nashville Scene. Doused in syrup and peppered with powdered sugar, a fluffy pancake encircles a french-toast nucleus stuffed with banana and Nutella or hearty servings of eggs, cheese, and bacon ($6–$8). Honey oozes over homemade granola served with yogurt and fresh fruit ($7), pairing with a sextet of three-egg omelets ($7–$9) that help to unfurl heavy eyelids without sprinkling them in smelling salts. Prepared in-house, Sky Blue Cafe’s soups sail across counters in cups ($4) or bowls ($5), beckoning the hummus-smothered Beastwich sandwich ($9) to plunge a panoply of bacon, spinach, and colby jack cheese into its hot, bubbling depths. Live music and clicks from the servers' sonar occasionally echo across Sky Blue Cafe’s intimate dining room, where patrons can sip on robust red and white wines plucked from wineries in California, Washington, and Italy.
Sky Blue Cafe
A sandwich board etched with colorful chalk sits outside Sky Blue Cafe, beckoning patrons into the historic brick building with handwritten descriptions of blue cheese stuffed burgers and homemade peach cobbler. Patrons drawn in by the daily homemade specials are soon greeted by friendly baristas with steaming cups of Drew’s Brews coffee and fresh-baked bagels from Bagel Face Bakery, located just down the street. The staff encourages patrons to relax for a while inside the cafe’s sunny yellow walls or outside on the patio with a plateful of stuffed french toast or sandwiches. Breakfast and lunch don’t end until 5 p.m., when the kitchen starts crafting dinner fare, such as roasted chicken, fish 'n' grits, or boiled chef’s hats.