When consumed in the morning, coffee allows you to stay alert, and when consumed in the evening, it helps you get through twice as many dreams. Rev up your REM with this Groupon.
$9 for a Punch Card for Five 16-Ounce Drinks (Up to $18.75 Value)
Velvety espresso infuses macchiatos and cappuccinos; yerba mate packs a powerful punch of caffeine; and 5 pounds of fresh ginger create pots of potent ginger tea. See the full menu.
Alley Cat Coffee House
From the break of dawn to the arrival of the witching hour, the hiss of the espresso machine and the aromas of fresh-brewed coffee and spicy chai tea permeate Alley Cat Coffee House’s expansive space. Manning the counter 24 hours a day, the shop’s friendly baristas never stop topping off cups with ginger tea—made from 5 pounds of fresh ginger—or melting rich Ghirardelli chocolate into mochas, lattes, or carefully positioned open mouths. Morning customers nibble on a healthful breakfast of oatmeal and fruit, and late-night visitors wash down turkey melts and hummus with a thick milkshake.
Alley Cat’s interior is almost as diverse as its menu. A ceiling collage draws eyes upward to the colorful paintings of fish placed mere inches away from a photo of Mel Gibson chit-chatting on the phone. Beneath, sleek leather couches and plush chairs face traditional café seating. A separate room decked in simple earth tones makes an ideal study spot, fortified with wireless Internet, printing stations, and test answers carved into the tables.