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Uncover a slice of candlelit French country cooking in an improbable hiding place (Buckhead's Peachtree Battle Shopping Center) with today's Groupon: $25 worth of homemade French bistro fare at Café Lapin for $10. Café Lapin is BYOB with no corkage fee, so feel free to bring your own bassoon.
Every day, Café Lapin's kitchen sorcerers make a wide variety of fresh dishes from scratch, the mysterious substance from which all delicious food is derived. Though scratch is surprisingly unappetizing when eaten raw, it's the foundation for a lovely breakfast menu (or petite dejeuner) that includes make-your-own omelettes with all the fixings ($7.95), pancakes ($7.95), french toast ($7.95), and a two-egg sandwich on toast with your choice of grits or home fries, bacon or sausage ($7.25). Brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. offers all the delights of the breakfast menu and more time to appreciate how well a seasonal quiche goes with white tablecloths and 19th-century mirrors.
Dinner diners with dinner dates, on the other hand, will enjoy a menu that frequently rotates. Recent kiss-guaranteeing dishes have included seared salmon with herb butter, asparagus tips, and parsnip puree ($19.95) and bacon-wrapped meatloaf ($15.95), followed by freshly baked cookies, caramel cake, and key lime pie (none of which usually come bacon-wrapped, but the squeaky wheel gets the bacon grease).
Café Lapin's incongruous location can give it the feel of a secret place in a fairy tale; but unlike a fairy tale, it won't vanish if you tell people about it. So bring a few bon amis (bottled or otherwise) and resist the urge to swing from the cafe's chandelier with a saber gripped in your teeth.
- My wife and I tried cafe lapin last weekend for breakfast and it was absolutely superb. The omelette was light, refreshing and had the most amazing cheese I had ever had in an omelette. – AlexnAtlanta, Citysearch
- This is a great place for dinner on a date - feels like a hidden secret. AND you bring your own wine w/o a corkage fee. I had the bacon wrapped meatloaf - yes, you read that correctly, bacon wrapped meatloaf - and it was excellent. – Joshua P., Yelp
Mi Casa, Your Funeral
The earliest Parisian bistros evolved out of room-and-board scenarios, where homeowners opened their kitchens to the public to make additional income. While the bistro was an enormous success, many modern home businesses fail. Here are the most recent failed attempts:
- Grandma Clementine’s Bed and Breakfast and Lecture About What You’re Doing With Your Life (New Haven, Connecticut)
- Rich Payfort’s Trunk Full’a Pogs (Michigan City, Indiana)
- Castle Franken-murder’s Video Game Trade & Save (Romania)
- “Doctor” Pigskin’s Emergency and Rec Room (St. Paul, Minnesota)
- Escaped Uncle Darryl’s “Your-Face-Literally-On-a-T-Shirt” (mobile kiosk, check local listings)
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.