Jump to: Life in the Espresso Lane
As you point out every time you motorcycle off into the sunset, go AWOL, or abandon coworkers to their fate in your office's icy crevasse, you're a lone wolf, baby. Today's Groupon gives roguish loners who play by their own rules a friendly, social, neighborhood coffee shop where they can hang out with fellow roguish loners who play by their own rules (playing board games together not recommended). For $5, you get $15 worth of coffee, sandwiches, and more at the new Lone Wolf Coffee Company in Ballwin.
Lone Wolf roasts all its coffee fresh each day, using the finest artisanal beans from around the world and one Columbian moonbase. (Figuratively) bottomless cups of the daily house brews cost $1.75 for 20 oz., but true javaficionados will prefer the single-cup drip-brewed coffee ($2 for 20 oz.), lovingly made one cup at a time. Beyond the traditional lineup of 16-oz. espresso drinks, you can indulge your sweet tooth with a turtle latte (espresso, praline, caramel, chocolate, and steamed milk, $3.75) or get adventurous with a jungle latte (espresso, chocolate, banana, and steamed milk, $3.75). Those who find coffee too hot to manhandle can go for something cold, such as chai ($2.75), caffioco lattes ($4), and fruit smoothies ($3.50).
Lone Wolf's menu of solids that go well with liquids includes all-day breakfast items like tea breads ($2.75) and home-roasted Lone Wolf granola ($3.50). Hot breakfasts, like the cordon bleu (Japanese-style baked and rolled omelette with smoked ham, gruyere cheese, and scallions, $3.95) and signature sandwiches like the Marrakesh (harissa-grilled chicken breast with lettuce, tomato, onion, spices, and yogurt sauce on grilled flatbread, $6.95), on the other hand, will come and go with the hours, just like the cool lone-wolf uncle whom you weren't supposed to "get attached to." If you prefer to order meals based on their delightful names, you'd be better off with the Trailhead Temptation, Venetian Sunrise, Scottish Moors, or Parthenon.
Reflecting the exuberant, active lifestyle it promotes, Lone Wolf's fare is fresh, fortifying, healthy, exotic, and bold. You'll find yourself adequately nourished for all of tomorrow's extreme outdoorsy experiences, from BASE jumping to volcano surfing to space jumping.