Coffee and baked goods have always gone together, like rock and roll, yin and yang, and bald-eagle hatchlings and William Howard Taft's toupee. Introduce your mouth to a dazzling duet with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of café drinks at the Corner Perk, located in Bluffton, SC.
Before journeying into patrons' bellies, the organic and fair-trade coffees and mochas at the Corner Perk are roasted locally and ground just before being brewed. To avoid confusion and offending tall people, the Corner Perk sizes their imbibing treats in plain English: a 12-ounce Lil', a 16-ounce Big, and a 20-ounce Biggest. The coffee selection includes international varieties such as the mild Columbian Huila peaberry, the medium Ethiopia harrar, and the bold Malawaii Wowwee. Those in need of stronger pick-uppers can also dabble their taste buds in hot or iced Americanos ($1.90 Lil', $2.30 Big, and $2.60 Biggest) and Mochas ($3.10 Lil', $3.60 Big, $3.90 Biggest). Great for saving syllables and helping a yeti through a 12-hour workday, ice-blended frappys ($3.35 to $4.35) are made with Ghirardelli chocolates and come in coffee, caramel, mocha, and white mocha flavors. While beverages or smoothies can quench customers' thirsts, a wide selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches can amuse bored teeth.
The loaded bookcase, comfortable couches, and inviting carpet define the Corner Perk's cozy atmosphere -- making the patrons feel as if they're a part of a java-drinking family lounging in an enormous living room.