Fresh coffee can awaken two senses at once, much like frying bacon or a gorgonzola alarm clock. Invigorate all five senses with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of breakfast and lunch fare at Café 13 in Golden.
Café 13 dishes out a menu of coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and more to help diners face the day with calm nerves and full bellies. Usher the family zombie back to the land of the living with a cup of freshly brewed coffee ($1.77/12 oz., $2.35/20 oz.) before attacking an Aussie scramble with bacon and blue cheese ($7), or forgoing utensils with an Italian scallion bagel, filled with egg, scallions, sun-dried tomato aioli, sweet-basil pesto, and provolone ($5.50). Lunchtime visitors may snag a curried-tuna sandwich made with apples, celery, and aged cheddar ($8.50), or top a prosciutto-and-salami chop salad ($8) with blackened tofu (+$2.25), sliced avocado (+$1.25), or impressive magic tricks.
Helmed by Rick Macpherson, the Ski Tip Lodge's former chef, Café 13 makes almost all of its victuals from scratch. The café itself, situated in the superfortified armory building, protects visitors from rain, funnel clouds, and overly friendly birds.