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 gingerbread-biscotti parking meters. For $5, today's Groupon to Koffee Therapy Cafe strews the streets with $10 worth of organic fair-trade coffees, smoothies, iced blends, and café eats. Located in the historic Mount Vernon district, Koffee Therapy amps up mornings with organic and fair-trade drip blends.
Koffee Therapy features "shade-grown" coffees. Shrouded by a lush tree canopy, these bird-friendly blends boost vegetation, are completely organic, and were never smothered in Gak to accelerate ripening. Try a cup of drip Koffee ($1.50–$1.75) or sample an espresso-based drink from coffee-shop classics such as red eyes (from $2.25), mochas (from $2.75), and cappuccinos (from $2.50). Cold beverages include homemade ice tea ($1.60), ginger beer ($2), and refreshing Perrier ($1.50). Koffee Therapy also serves fruit smoothies ($4.50) and iced coffee drinks.
Side sips with handheld café fare including sandwiches, wraps, and salads. The grilled Mumbai ($7) stacks meaty slices of turkey, ham, and bacon atop a swiss-cheese straddled flat bread. Vegetarians can try the St. Martins salad ($7) with spring greens, carrots, cukes, onions, dry fruits, and feta cheese, tossed with a tropical dressing. Open six days a week, the café offers free WiFi, arty décor, and live music on select days.
6 E Franklin St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202Get Directions