Coffee and sandwiches 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 $6, you get $12 worth of sandwiches, wraps, and coffee drinks at Blue Sky Café in Fletcher.
Blue Sky Café creators Mark and Julianna Pletcher consistently add to a flourishing menu by shaping fresh sandwiches, soups, and wraps that appeal to all specialty diets. Vegetarian and vegan options delight herbivores and reformed tyrannosaurs with the chipotle black-bean veggie burger ($7.39) and the Humdinger veggie sandwich with homemade hummus ($7.09). The Black & Blue burger unlocks elusive flavors with blue-cheese crumbles and cooked-to-order beef ($6.89), and the Carolina Classic burger balances a tower of american cheese, coleslaw, and meaty chili ($6.89). Inviting indoor accommodations welcome customers throughout the year, and warmer months entice patrons to take in meals outdoors among healthy plants and fluffy clouds that perform dinner theater.
Blue Sky Café
For the past decade, Blue Sky Café owners Julianna and Mark Pletcher have continually added to a menu nearly as big and cheery as the restaurant’s namesake. Cooks are proud of their hefty, hand-formed burgers and their chicken—each served in a dazzling array of preparations—but there are just as many health-conscious wraps and salads and vegetarian and vegan dishes. A recent development is a creative, sweet-and savory brunch service, where cheese and garlic turn grits into a bowlful of decadence and prosciutto and parmesan put the Sicilian in a Sicilian frittata.
Kids get their own, more-flexible-than-usual menu, though they’ll have to weigh whether to dig in or finish what they’ve been drawing with provided crayons on the paper placemats. A further draw for tots is the playhouse that stands on an oasis of a patio, whose tall wooden fence encloses hanging lanterns, huge umbrellas, and plants trailing from every wall as they toward their goal of trying the sweet-potato fries everybody keeps talking about.