The French have given the United States many tremendous gifts, such as the Statue of Liberty and the current Statue of Liberty, which subdued the first one after lightning made it evil. Enjoy their edible contributions with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of homemade French bistro fare at Café Lapin, a BYOB (with no corkage fee) eatery in Buckhead's Peachtree Battle Shopping Center.
Every day, Café Lapin's kitchen sorcerers make a wide variety of fresh dishes from scratch, the mysterious substance from which all delicious fare is derived. The breakfast menu (or petite dejeuner) 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 (served 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. 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 café's chandelier with a saber gripped in your teeth.
- Delicious from the cheese appetizer to Opera's favorite chocolate cookie. And BYOB with no corking fee. – Sophia Morell, 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