Coffee and baked goods have always gone together, like rock 'n' roll, yin and yang, and bald-eagle hatchlings and William Howard Taft's toupee. Introduce your mouth to a dazzling duet with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee at Barn Door Café and Bakery in Topsham.
Nestled in the historic Lower Village in Topsham, Barn Door Café and Bakery awakens taste buds with hot coffee and a menu of freshly made café fare prepared with local ingredients whenever possible. Morning visitors fill up mugs with freshly brewed and locally roasted Wicked Joe coffee to pair with pastries ($1.50+), which are crafted each morning by an in-house pastry chef. Guests get their daily doses of greens by opting for a chicken caesar salad or by noshing on an olive-colored crayon. Roaring bellies begin to purr after ingesting one of 17 gourmet sandwiches ($6.95 each), such as the sicilian, a baguette decorated with boneless chicken breast and basil pesto. Each handheld delight comes with chips and a pickle, and also plays nice with a selection of side salads that, like the earth's position relative to Tom Cruise, changes daily.
Barn Door Café and Bakery's handmade pastries, desserts, and cakes beckon sweet teeth from behind a backlit display as guests step up to the counter to order. Deep-apricot-colored walls and vibrant paintings invite visitors to embrace leisurely sips, and a bulletin board encourages patrons to post flyers, wanted ads, or classified Pentagon documents on their way out the door.