Without coffee, society would literally crumble under the weight of unsound buildings erected by dozing construction workers and unfocused architects. Today's Groupon helps buttress the fragile social fabric: for $7, you get $15 worth of scones, sandwiches, coffee, and more at Carolyn’s Coffee Connection in Kenosha.
Carolyn’s talented baristas transform beans, leaves, and other ingredients into an array of carefully crafted drinks, which can be enjoyed solo or paired with a selection from a menu of cafe classics. Rely on a bombardment of fresh-brewed Intelligentsia coffee ($2.10 for a medium) or a coffee drink such as a cappuccino, macchiato, or latte ($3.64 each for a medium) to perk you up after a long night of stargazing, asteroid hunting, or moon taunting. Unbeaned beverages include green tea lattes ($3.18 for a medium), chai ($4.12 for a medium), and cold mocha frappes and fruit smoothies ($5.40 each for a medium). To celebrate its role as the most important and least candle-lit meal, breakfast is served all day, halting hunger with filling fare such as a quiche Lorraine, whose eggs, bacon, gruyere cheese, seasoning, and cream are transported mouthward on an all-butter crust ($4.50). Midday munchers can choose from hot sandwiches such as the roast beef and cheddar or cold classics such as smoked turkey, each served with chips and a choice of side ($6.95 each). Guests in search of greener fare can dive mouth-first into the spinach salad bursting with raisins, red onion, feta cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette ($6.95).
Just steps from the lakefront, Carolyn’s perks up ears with regular live music in its events room, and couches invite coffee-sippers to curl up with a book, e-reader, or congressional subpoena. After blowing through War and Peace and downing their third latte, children can unwind in the carpeted playroom furnished with toys by Heim’s Downtown Toy Store.
Seven Yelpers give Carolyn’s Coffee Connection an average of three stars:
- It is a great place to relax or meet friends. – Kate G., Yelp, 09/12/10