Without coffee, lethargic humans would move at half speed and resort to carving “World’s Greatest Dad” on a drinking horn filled with mineral water. Stay energized with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a meal for two at Flying Saucers Caffeine and Art in Santa Monica (up to $23.50 value). The meal includes the following:
- Choice of two sandwiches or salads (up to $8.75 value each)
- Choice of two drinks (up to $3 value each)<p>
Flying Saucers Caffeine and Art sates appetites with a menu of house-made café fare and drinks and enthralls eyes with a gallery of fine art and UFO-themed decor. In the San Francisco–style community coffeehouse, staff blend organic house coffee with steamed milk in precise 60/40 proportions to concoct café au laits, and an assortment of organic loose-leaf teas compete for a place in customers’ 16-ounce cups. Customers’ selections of meat and cheese stand on wheat bread or Red Rooster baguettes, holding up mountainous portions of greens, tomato, mustard, mayo, and red onion. Fresh salads teem with baby greens, artichoke hearts, olive spleens, and carrots.
On the café’s exposed brick walls, UFO-themed art, framed magazine clippings, and movie posters warn of impending alien invasion. The staff scrawls daily specials on sculptural mirrors flanked with wire satellites or beams the information directly into any nearby heads not shielded with tinfoil caps.