What You'll Get
Coffee is one of the most popular things to hatch from a bean, aside from fairytale beanstalks and Grover Cleveland. Enjoy brewed-bean bliss with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of coffee, sandwiches, and more at Althea’s Vault Café and Bakery in Washington.
The espresso tenders at Althea’s Vault serve caffeinated concoctions alongside flaky bakery creations, and chalk up a many-splendored menu of breakfast and lunch dishes. Thirsty patrons can sip a cappuccino ($3.29) or sample a Most Magical Milkshake ($1.99–$2.99), served with one straw for selfish sweet teeth or three straws for Cerberus, the multiheaded hound of Hades.
Revenge yourself on sleep-ruining space orbs by biting into a Sunrise burrito stuffed with grilled onion, peppers, eggs, cheese, and a choice of bacon or sausage ($3.69), or take a photo of breakfast candy—homemade granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit ($3.69)—to show your dentist you've been eating right.
Adventurous taste buds can explore the raspberry chicken salad, peering into pools of raspberry vinaigrette and delving through forests of crisp greens inhabited by red onions, grilled chicken, toasted walnuts, and feta cheese ($5.59). The Reuben ($6.29) floods palates with thousand island dressing, corned beef, sauerkraut, and melted swiss cheese on toasted rye, and beefy hickory burgers ($5.29) prove that meat can be just as delicious when it comes from a tree.
Inside Althea's Vault, sleek tables rest on tiled flooring, and visitors converse under high, dark-hued ceilings. Live bands sometimes play for the entertainment of café patrons, and often appear on Sundays, when Althea's Vault is closed, to stand in the rain and gaze mournfully inside.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Not valid toward alcohol. Not valid for custom cakes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Althea's Vault Café &Bakery
Every morning at Althea's Vault Café & Bakery begins the same way as the ovens flicker to life. From there, the staff proceeds to bake the day's assortment of breads, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and other treats. Any of these goodies can create a satisfying breakfast alongside an espresso drink made from organic, fair-trade Firetrade Coffee beans, which are roasted to perfection above aromatic, mesquite-fueled flames. For lunch, the bakery features a bistro-style menu of artisanal sandwiches, burgers, and hearty salads.
After perusing the chalkboard menus of meals and beverages, diners are encouraged to linger and enjoy their order at one of the small tables that fill the intimate café space. Dark earthenware tiles complement the warm tones of the room's wooden accents and mocha-hued upper walls.