Crêpes aren't absorbent enough to clean up wine spills, plush enough to be used as pillows, or aerodynamic enough to double as Frisbees. Put the flat Francophone flapjack back where it belongs—between your mouth bones—with today's Groupon: for $10, you'll get $20 worth of French breakfasts, crêpes, tapas, and drinks at Ghini's French Caffe.
Helmed by Marseilles-born chef Coralie Satta, Ghini's offers a bevy of made-to-order eats crafted from locally grown ingredients. The exhaustive menu ensures palate-pleasers for all tastes. Early-morning cereal swillers can branch out with an international breakfast, including a café au lait with croissant ($5.25), a three-egg omelette ($6.75) served with sliced hot-house tomatoes or sliced oranges and toast, or a duo of stuffed ham and Swiss crêpes ($8.25). For a more-decadent day-starter, try the hot, buttered apple rum and chocolate crêpes ($8.25). Lunch options include thick sandwiches, crisp salads, and Ghini's originals. Wrap lips around a quarter pound of oven-baked turkey breast, imported swiss, cranberries, lettuce, and mayo stacked on a French baguette ($6.55 for a half portion, $7.55 for a whole), or fork heaping bites of parmesan-sprinkled romaine, garlic croutons, and black olives ($5.95 for half portion, $7.95 for whole). On Tuesday, social eaters can take advantage of Ghini's tapas menu by passing small plates of freshly baked ciabatta bread ($6), French melted double-cream brie and grapes ($6), and house-made pâté with cornichons and hot-house tomatoes ($8) in between devising plots to wipe out the Superfriends.
Additionally, Ghini's also features a waistline-friendly list of dishes under 5 grams of fat, kid-friendly fare, and subs almost as large as their namesake. Invite along all the bumbling police inspectors, rat chefs, and mischievous-pixie dream girls in your life for some honest-to-Frenchness fare at Ghini’s with today’s Groupon.
- This casual little spot is a real gem. The owner is from Marseille and reproduces plenty of favorites from the home country. At breakfast, there are flaky croissants, a Marseille-style omelet made with anchovies, and wonderful Provençal-style fried eggs with tomatoes, garlic, and thyme. Lunchtime brings interesting salads, sandwiches made with baguettes, and a good range of simple pastas. – Frommer's