Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of brewed coffee and beans at Café Kubal in Eastwood. Owner Matt Godard taught himself how to roast coffee in his parents' basement, and since then, he's established a quirky crew of friendly baristas to complement his skills. Take the caffeinated fruits of this labor home in a bag of organic whole-bean coffee, ranging from $10.99 to $12.99 for 12-ounce bags and $47.99 to $52.49 for 5-pound bags. Those seeking closure for alarm-clock alerts can fully wake with the Vienna–roasted espresso Kubal, and mavens of the morning can choose the Brazil Mitsui decaf in a city roast—or simply enjoy a cup of Josephine while in the shop.
3521 James St.
Syracuse, New York 13206Get Directions