The best way to deal with ravenous people is to puff out the chest, make strong, steady eye contact, and slowly lower a basket of sausages under their noses. Calm wild snack-seekers with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of gelato, coffee, smoothies, paninis, and more from Happy Frog Cafe in Irmo.
Happy Frog Cafe unleashes good feelings in humans by filling them with frosty, refreshing libations and savory sandwiches. Fresh-made gelato (from $2.95) runs a gamut of flavors, including honey oat, chili chocolate, amaretto, and coconut. Call them in advance and they'll try to accommodate flavor requests, sating your hunger for marshmallow-bacon or victory-flavored desserts. Meet your monocle-clad book group at the café to sip espresso ($1.25 for a single shot) and house coffee ($1.35), or join the local lumberjacking alliance for a southwestern chicken panini ($5) or 1/4-pound bacon cheeseburger ($4.55). Fine hospitality and bright colors prevail within the family-owned-and-operated establishment, which features a mural of a mirthful amphibian on one wall.
An Examiner featured Happy Frog Cafe:
- Most shops are not so intimate that you could get to know your barista like a friend. This cozy quality will definitely keep patrons coming back to this cafe again and again. – Florence Mims