What You'll Get
Man systematically ground, steeped, and drank his way through jaguar bones, snail shells, and goats before he finally stumbled upon coffee beans. Celebrate the culmination of this quest for a buzz with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee and café fare at Kick Butt Coffee, with two Austin locations.
Kick Butt Coffee's ebullient owner Thomas Gohring—who also owns and operates a tai chi and kung fu dojo—shatters expectations of stale coffee and rock-hard scones by using only the finest Arabica beans, grown and raised at Earth's loftiest altitudes. Start the midnight off right with a double espresso shot ($1.99) or a mint mocha ($4.39+). Since breakfast is the most important meal for any day of side-scrolling action/adventure, the café menu matches the martial-arts motif of its beverage selection, along with an in-store supply of street-fighting necessities. Pick up an order of actual throwing stars ($3.99) with a croissant ($1.99+), or pair a pair of nunchucks ($11.99) with a cranberry muffin ($1.99+). For a more potent power-up before facing the level boss, the Kick'n chicken salad Samich offers up a generous portion of protein so spicy that the shop suggests serving it with a soda, slice of cheese, or a tongue-sized fire blanket ($7.99).
Although there are no breakable wooden boards or lackeys who attack one at a time, Kick Butt Coffee does have a Wii, a giant plasma-screen TV, and kung fu–uniformed baristas to top off coffee and give a black eye (two extra espresso shots, $1.99) whenever necessary. Both locations frequently play host to special events such as live music and comedy acts, so be sure to check out the events calendar before dropping in.
About Kick Butt Coffee
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per order. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.