John Lennon once quoted Bertrand Russell's paraphrase of T.S. Eliot's famous line: "Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted." Today's deal lets you ponder these words and play them backward in a charming, laidback restaurant. For $15, you get $30 worth of creative lunch fare and drinks from Creation Cafe, located on the main floor of Buggs Temple.
Creation Cafe's mouthwatering menu features fresh ingredients perfectly paired with creative seasonings. Start your day off with a pun-filled breakfast of eggxactomundo! (egg and cheddar cheese on a brioche bun, $4) or macho muchacho (scrambled eggs, cheddar, Monterey jack, bacon, pico de gallo, and sour cream wrapped in a warm tortilla and served with a side of fresh salsa, $5). For something more midday, you can nibble your way through a plate or mushroom and brie crostini ($8) or pulled-pork nachos ($9) before working your way up to the meat-loaded Creation chef's salad ($11) and signature sandwiches such as the mother clucker chicken sandwich. Get your clucker hot (fried chicken breast with Frank's hot sauce on brioche, $9), hoity-toity (grilled chicken breast on homemade artisan bread with sage aioli, sliced apples, toasted walnuts, and melted brie, $9), or even dusted with Indian curry and cucumber yogurt ($9).
When all that spice works up a powerful thirst, Creation Cafe's beer and wine menu will quench it with all the usual suspects plus a ton of specialty micros and imports. Chase away the winter chill with a heavy Murphy's Irish Stout ($4), a Left Hand Milk Stout ($4), or a Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ($4). Hoosiers for life, on the other hand, will prefer local faves such as Three Floyds Gumball Head Wheat ($3.50) or Warbird Amber Ale ($3.50).
Parties of six or more can combine two Groupons for $60 worth of grub and guzzle, so treat your entire basketball team or basketball-playing chamber orchestra to a few beers before you go out to flatten your rivals at Chamber State.
Indianapolis Business Journal featured Creation Cafe, praising the serene atmosphere and flavorful food:
- Much of that charm has to do with location. The eatery’s patio offers a lovely, tranquil look toward downtown…Our meal included the Clucker from Another Mother…a standard grilled chicken breast was deliciously and subtly spiced with curry. Greens and cucumber yogurt provided both color and unexpectedly pleasurable accents. – Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal
337 W 11th St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202Get Directions