Throughout time, academics have met in cafes to discuss politics, collaborate on novels, and challenge each other to hummus-eating contests. Enjoy the inspiring, communal atmosphere of the café with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of food, drinks, and entertainment at The Lemon Grove on West Federal Plaza.
The Lemon Grove is a multi-purpose meeting spot that combines food, coffee, brews, and entertainment. Open until 4 a.m., the kitchen serves a medley of mouth inspiration, including veggie quesadillas ($6.50), Italian beef sandwiches ($8.25), bacon cheeseburgers ($7.50), and pancakes ($4.50), which, along with other breakfast items, are served all day. The menu incorporates fresh, local produce, and meats from Catullo and Boar's Head, purveyors of prime proteins. Meanwhile, the coffee bar serves caffeinated elixirs made from organic, Fair Trade beans that are roasted weekly in Cleveland, and the bar serves a rotating tap of local, import, and craft beers.
Lemon Grove supports local and regional artists by displaying their paintings on the café walls and by hanging their outstanding report cards on the refrigerator. Excitement-seeking locals can attend one of Lemon Grove's many free events, such as trivia nights, open mics, or archaeological digs for fossilized coleslaw in the dining room.