Putting a man on the moon was briefly considered mankind's greatest achievement, until Neil Armstrong invented sliced bread. Savor civilization's finest creation with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of sandwiches, salads, and café fare at Blakeley House Café and Bakery.
The hunger-thwarters at Blakely House Café and Bakery whip up a menu's worth of sandwiches, salads, and soups, served inside a historic Victorian house or on its wraparound outdoor porch. Lobster and crab mingle with celery and onion to stuff a sandwich with seafaring flavor ($8.95), and a classic Reuben heaps swiss, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing atop Boar's Head pastrami ($8.95). Quiche cravers can tuck into a different type each day, and choose a side dish or quirky nickname to personalize their meal ($8.95 each). Garden salad speckles plates with the likes of cucumbers and tomatoes, which scale a green romaine landscape under cheddar cheese skies and a choice of dressing ($7.95).
Blakely House Bakery and Cafe
Housed inside an historic Victorian home, Blakely House Bakery and Cafe can easily be mistaken for a private residence. Yet, three enterprises share the elegant two-story space. In the café and bakery, Chef Kandt piles fresh baked bread with homemade lobster-crab salad, grilled chicken and crisp bacon, or Boar’s Head pastrami. After lunch, guests can enjoy decadent baked goods—such as banana-bread muffins and nearly 40 types of cupcakes—on the house’s wraparound porch. Meanwhile, hairstylists and skin specialists man a full-service salon and spa, where they push customers into relaxation mode with massages, mani-pedis, and full-service hair treatments. Once fed and beautified, clients can peruse the onsite gift shop, teeming with unique gifts, such as scarves and jewelry, alongside women’s clothing and pet accessories fit for dogs, cats, and large pieces of coral.
103 SE Tuscawilla Ave.
Ocala, Florida 34471