Modern restaurants place emphasis on speed and convenience, which explains the oft-adopted practices of online ordering and hiring Hermes as a delivery boy. Enjoy speedy wing-heeled service with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of breakfast and lunch fare at Ground Floor Cafe located downtown on Robinson Avenue.
Ground Floor Cafe's chefs emerge from the kitchen at dawn with arms full of baked goods such as muffins, croissants, and donuts from Brown's Bakery, before bringing early birds plates of eggs, pancakes, and more. Practice culinary patriotism by feasting on the All-American Breakfast, a full complement of eggs, bacon, hash browns, and toast flown in on the back of a bald eagle ($5.75). The solar apogee arrives daily with bowls of from-scratch tomato-basil soup in tow ($3.50/cup, $4.50/bowl), leading a clucking parade of chicken-caesar salads ($6–$7.25 each) and chicken potpies ($5 each). Custom construct a sandwich from a variety of breads, meats, and condiments, or take on a Ground Floor specialty like the ham, alfredo, and mozzarella-laden croque-monsieur baked onto marble rye ($6.25). All orders can be called in for quick pick-up, allowing diners to enjoy their cuisine in the comfort of their own living room or tree house.
Ground Floor Cafe
Fans of stale sandwiches or day-old donuts should steer clear of Ground Floor Cafe, as nearly every single item on the café's breakfast and lunch menus is made fresh in-house every day. Specialties include homemade tuna and chicken salad tossed with a blend of secret spices and served as an entree, side, or sandwiched betwixt slices of whole wheat or marble rye. Espressos and cappuccinos help bleary-eyed diners wake up in time to dunk warm glazed donuts or dig into an all-American breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns, and toast, while the café's ovens spend all day churning out piping hot twice-baked potatoes, bacon-cheddar quiches, and chicken pot pies. European tastes also permeate the diverse menu with options that include a baked croque-monsieur sandwich and sweet creme horns that play "La Marseillaise" when blown.