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 $13, you get breakfast for two (a $27.90 total value) at Cafe Elysa in Carlsbad. Each breakfast includes the following:
- Two slices of french toast (a $6.25 value each)
- A fruit plate (a $3.95 value each)
- A medium espresso (a $3.75 value each)<p>
Serving up morning entrees from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., the breakfast gurus at Cafe Elysa pile plates with all the fresh, delicious fare recorded on the chalkboard menus. Patrons can partake in fluffy pillows of french toast, accompanied by a side of fresh fruit along with a medium espresso; those with differing drink preferences can review Cafe Elysa’s selection of 30 teas, available in flavors such as passionfruit and garden chai.
Inside Cafe Elysa’s dining room, eaters cozy up with free WiFi and watch as dishes laden with house-made baguettes, locally sourced produce, and decorative toppings make their way from kitchen to tabletop. Diners can also relax around a toasty fire pit on Cafe Elysa’s outdoor patio, whose dog-friendly atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for interviewing a heroic pooch after a gravity-defying frisbee catch.
A long red awning ushers diners into Cafe Elysa's crimson interior, where the kitchen staff crafts a lineup of fresh-made breakfast fare from a menu artfully written in chalk on blackboards. House-made baguettes teem with fillings such as ham and brie or roast beef and grilled onions, and made-from-scratch pastries are preserved beneath glass. The griddle sears slices of french toast and stacks of pancakes to be slathered with syrup or locally grown fruit, rather than fruit manufactured by non-union factories. Outdoors, diners enjoy meals around the fire pits as occasional live music plays on the dog-friendly patio.