What You'll Get
Before inventing the café, Parisians made street urchins stand still for hours at a time while their beret tops served as plates and saucers for pastries and coffee. Put your midmorning meal in an accommodating place with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of specialty coffee and café cuisine from Topéca Coffee, an innovative coffeehouse that uses a seed-to-cup process.
After being grown on the owner's family's El Salvador coffee plantation, Topéca coffee is then shipped directly to its coffeehouse downtown in the Mayo Hotel, where it is roasted fresh daily by the roast-master to ensure full flavor and complexity. While the coffeehouse's socially and environmentally friendly practices feed your soul and quench your thirst for justice, Topéca's menu takes care of your more tangible needs. Sample any of the daily roasts with a double macchiato ($2.80) plus a French press full of bean juice ($5 for a medium, $7.50 large), along with an iced latte ($3.20, $3.70, $4.10) for coffee-dessert. If your body requires fuel other than caffeine, let your tongue try on a cinnamon and honey crêpe ($4.95), or have a ham and brie panini with apricot preserves, its contents slipped comfortably between two luscious slices of wheatberry bread and then mercilessly pressed between the scorching sheets of fiery-grill metal ($6.50). Topéca Coffee, named for the original Arabica coffee bean called "Typica," also sells bags of whole-bean coffee for home-brewed delights ($8.99), enabling you to trace the origins of your cup contents no matter where you're drinking it.
The décor at Topéca Coffee is as true to its coffee-roots as the beans themselves, featuring tile floors and accents that maintain a laid-back Pacific charm. The shop’s handsomely bagged beans are enticingly aromatic and eye-catching as well, making wrapping paper nigh but a distraction when giving the gift of caffeine emulsion.
- With it’s [sic] super-rich earthy flavor and amazing aftertaste that is hard to interrupt with any flavor for a few hours, there is nothing like the rich taste of Topeca espresso on the tip of my tongue. It is some of the best ground espresso I have ever tasted. – Tulsa Food Blog
- great coffee centrally located downtown. – B S., Yelp
- Best coffee beans in town. – Chad Johnson, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 23, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Not valid with any other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Heirloom Baking Co.
It's important to the owners of Heirloom Baking Co. that their ingredients are sourced from local purveyors. Yet they can't resist making one exception: their connection to Topeca coffee, in which their beans are roasted just down the street from Heirloom, tying them back to the eggs, milk, and produce acquired from nearby farms. These ingredients go into a breakfast and lunch menu that includes everything from yogurt parfaits with fresh fruit to a frittata sandwich with chorizo and eggs. As for the coffee, it's served throughout the day in espresso drinks, iced blends, and special hand-sized bowls known as "cups."