Unlike speedy in-and-out coffee shops, cafés indulge fantasies of sneaking off through misty European streets paved with pain au chocolat and lined with biscotti parking meters. Indulge in savory streetside fare with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of gourmet café fare at Hibiscus Café on North Federal Highway.
Hibiscus Café placates tumultuous tummy tremors with its elegant breakfasts and lunches, dished out in a quaint, intimate setting. Greet the sun with a hearty cup or bowl of homemade granola ($1.50–3.50) or give it the red carpet treatment by unrolling the egg white, turkey, and veggie-stuffed Hibiscus breakfast wrap, which is served with fresh fruit ($7.50). A custom gourmet sandwich ($7) encourages painstaking meat and bread architecture, and the mouthwatering metropolis of a Manhattan salad ($7) bustles with craisins, apples, and Woody Allen–referencing sugared nuts.
Hibiscus Café boasts daily specials and luxurious high tea ($15.95 a person), which requires Anglophiles to call ahead for reservations. Free WiFi sheaths the dining room in a digital force field, and a pet-friendly environment saves spots at the table for beloved family dogs and ravenous sea monkeys.
- Our server didn't seem rattled by us bringing in two preschoolers to have brunch and checked in with the girls a couple of times to see how they were enjoying their tea. Our server had a great sense of humor and we felt welcomed to return. – Joy Oglesby, Sun Sentinel
- Everyone is very friendly, great neighborhood place! The food is all homemade. – Bob Kahuna, Urbanspoon