What You'll Get
Though responsible for 90 percent of spontaneous combustions and 100 percent of impromptu implosions when drunk at the same time, coffee and wine are perfectly safe when imbibed separately. Today’s Groupon lets you partake of your choice of beverage buzzes. For $10, you get $20 worth of coffee, gourmet nibbles, and wine at JJ’s Coffee and Wine Bar in Eden Prairie. When you present your Groupon, you'll receive a $20 gift card to use as you like.
A family-owned-and-operated local business, JJ’s energetic rush of finely roasted coffee beans and the poised sophistication of its taste bud–massaging wines create optimum conditions for actually enjoying a reading of the Principia Mathematica. Even if you don't have time to fully unwind in front of the stone fireplace in JJ's charming, wood-drenched domain, swing through the drive-through on your flying fortress airship for a fresh-roasted coffee made from custom-created bean blends. Hot or iced espressos such as the white mocha ($2.95–$3.80) and the café JJ with vanilla, caramel, and milk ($3–$3.85) are a game-changing way to either start the day or jolt the senses out of a fluorescent light–induced flatline. No-frills traditionalists, on the other hand, can head straight for JJ’s dark-brewed coffee ($1.55–$1.90) and hot tea ($1.40–$1.80).
If you're more in the mood for grape-coffee than bean-wine, JJ's wine menu boasts more than 40 glass and bottle options—including the fruity Italian Santa Cristina Orvieto ($8/$28) and full-bodied red Haras de Pirque Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile ($7/$24)—while the menu takes the guesswork out of food pairings by letting you know exactly which vinos and beers go with a large plate of five gourmet cheeses, crackers, salami, sausage, and grapes ($15), or a vegetarian flatbread pizza ($8.50). Everyone gets to use one Groupon, so buy enough for all the comically mismatched friends in your life's sitcom and make JJ's lounge-like vibe and leather plush chairs your new go-to hangout—until hilarity tragically ensues.
- …JJ's is cozy without being cutesy and urban without being uncomfortable. It rides the line between bar and coffee shop perfectly, making it a great place for an intimate happy hour or a coffee-fueled catch-up session with a friend. – Liz Potasek, Twin Cities Metro
- So far, so good. Folks in Eden Prairie should take notice, because for morning coffee and wi-fi, a light lunch, or an evening date, J.J.’s is a breath of fresh suburban air. – Jason Walker, Heavy Table
- I love pretty much everything about it...Their food is perfect for almost any mood...I love the music, the lighting, the decor, and the drinks (of course). They have like 40 wines, almost all by the glass...and TONS of beers, both bar style, and specialty. Although, I have to say -- their coffee is the best part. – Tony Bingwaller, Urbanspoon
- It's perfect if you're looking for: a coffee date with a friend, a good beer after work, a cute date spot, or if you need a place to study. I've lived in Minneapolis my whole life, and I've been waiting patiently for a place to bring together my 3 loves: Coffee, wine and ambiance...They have light fare in good portions to split, excellent flavored coffee, and a wine list that's not so overwhelming...It's warm, cozy and inviting, and I look forward to spending lots of time here! – ech0grrl, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 15, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.