Ever since America lost custody of tea in its messy divorce with England, we've had to find new liquid sources of caffeine and new neighborhood taxmen. Say no to taxation without caffeination with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of sandwiches, desserts, and locally roasted coffee drinks at Café Chartier at the Old Mill in Lexington.
Café Chartier delivers a menu of eats and drinks created in close proximity to hungry diners, including sandwiches, fresh-baked desserts, and locally roasted Turtle Creek coffee drinks. Fuel vigorous newspaper perusal or frenzied newspaper-hat making with a strawberry-cream cheese croissant ($3) and a 12-ounce cup of coffee ($1.50). Sweeter vehicles for speedy caffeination include a chai tea latte ($3.45–$4.45) and salted-caramel white-chocolate mocha ($3.45–$4.45). Sandwiches such as a baguette full of roast beef and pesto ($6.95) and a stack of roasted vegetables ($6.50) arrive flanked by chips. Other lunch and dinner fare includes wraps, salads, and pizzas. Intrepid taste buds can finish meals or cap off coffee dates at the precipice of a cupcake's creamy crown ($2.50), or on the border between fruit and dessert with fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate ($1 each).
Café Chartier's walls are lined with exposed bricks that stretch up to high ceilings. The air floats with music and free WiFi, and table lamps and a stone fireplace add extra warmth to the cozy café ambience.
711 E Main St.
Lexington, South Carolina 29072Get Directions