Writing the next great American novel takes commitment, courage, and the ability to seamlessly splice together passages from Huckleberry Finn and Moby Dick. Start your next project in the ideal café setting with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of café fare and coffee drinks at Caffe' Avanti in Edwardsville.
Caffe' Avanti stimulates drowsy minds and empty bellies with an extensive menu stacked with hot paninis, grilled wraps, pizzas, and a lineup of caffeinated beverages. Assuage morning hunger pangs brought on by dreams of falling through a flock of flying toasters with the breakfast sandwich piled with sausage, ham, or turkey, an egg patty, and cheddar cheese ($3.29) . Hot paninis warm chilly stomach caverns with such options as the ham Avanti, which layers with ham with savory sun-dried tomato and red onion under an electric blanket of provel cheese ($7.15). Lagging minds can be jolted back into functionality with a wide range of caffeinated drinks, such as a 16-ounce cup of the house blend ($1.65), or a turtle latte that infuses espresso with sweet vanilla, creamy chocolate, and caramel ($3.60 for 16 oz.).
The café's charming dining room is lined with a quarry-tile floor, Tuscan paintings, and a fireplace, which combine to impart the ambience of a cozy Italian villa. Express-eaters can refuel at the drive-thru on a desperate race home to feed neglected pet rocks.