Writing the next classic 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 $5, you get $10 worth of café fare and drinks at Citadel Cafe Lounge's two locations in Eau Claire and downtown.
Citadel Cafe Lounge pours out organic and fair-trade coffee along with a menu of sandwiches, gluten-free options, and more. Lattes, cappuccinos, and Canterbury Coffee enhance eye opening as soothingly as the dulcet blare of a nightingale alarm clock. Tuck in for a breakfast sandwich ($3) or Citadel bagel ($4.50), or ease midday hunger pains with such edible strata as the Citadel chicken sandwich, an assembly of roasted chicken, caramelized onions, roasted peppers, and brie enfolded within a ciabatta embrace ($8.50).
At 4 p.m., the lounge flicks its hypderdrive switch and sets its coordinates to cocktail hour, with gullet quenchers of wine ($5 per 5 oz., $22 bottle), beer ($4 domestic, $5 import), and spirits. Nibble on noshables, including spicy or honey-garlic wings ($8), nachos ($8.50), and coconut shrimp ($6). The cafe's complimentary WiFi and outdoor patio make it a perfect summer setting for the testing of cyber parasols and online tanning indicators.