Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $3, you get $6 worth of coffee and treats at Grounds for Coffee, with locations on Harrison Boulevard and 25th Street.
Committed to bringing freshly roasted and brewed java to the Ogden area, this 20-year old coffee house sets the fragrant scene with friendly baristas and a locals only vibe. Cozy up and choose a cappuccino ($2.20) or grab an espresso-coffee grand slam ($2.05+) while cruising the web (WIFI is free) or spending an afternoon people stalking. Patrons can also satisfy savory cravings with a turkey and avocado ($4.75), chicken curry sandwich ($5.95), or make-your-own pita pizza (starting at $4.50), choosing from a list of assorted toppings. Salads hush hunger sounds too, so choose the healthful Rainbow salad, filled with a slew of vibrant veggies, or the Sweet & Crunchy, a spinach filled dish with tomato, bell pepper, red onion, craisins, and almonds ($3.75 for salads), for a bite to go with your caffeine buzz. Menu items vary by location: click here for the Harrison Boulevard menu.