Coffee is often called a miracle drug, not only because it cures numerous diseases, including ataxia and ear splints, but also because it has the amazing power to either wake you up or help you to relax. Wake up or unwind with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $20 worth of coffee, cocktails, and cafe fare at Avanti Coffeehouse & Bar on 2nd Avenue.
A cozy, European-style cafe moonlighting as a bustling after-hours hideaway, Avanti Coffeehouse & Bar has a menu that fuses exotic cafe cuisine with late-night potables. Quell caffeine-centered cravings with a swig of organic coffee ($1.75–$2.50) or a sizzling mug of mocha ($3.25–$4.95). Sugary Nutella crepes sate sweet teeth ($7.45), and savory pockets of cheese and tomato pacify herbivorous palates ($7.95). For midday eats, Russian-inspired pelmeni dumplings burst with beef, chicken, veal, potatoes, or mushrooms ($9.95), and evening visits warrant libations such as imported and domestic beers ($7–$8) and red and white wines ($9–$15). Signature Avanti espresso martinis saturate desiccated mouth caverns with an energizing medley of espresso, vanilla vodka, Godiva chocolate liqueur, and dark creme de cacao, an ideal cocktail for celebrating defeating the Mayan god of chocolate in a fudge-eating contest ($12).
827 2nd Avenue
New York, New York 10017