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. Indulge in savory streetside fare with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet coffee, baked goods, sandwiches, and more at Lulu's Electric Café. This deal is valid at Lulu's locations on West 86th Street and at the Meridian Corporate Plaza in Carmel.
Named Indy's Best Coffee Shop in 2009 by CityVoters, the family-owned café crowds patrons' senses with stimuli, from the freshly brewed aroma of Chauvin Coffee to the fluffy texture of decadent, scratch-made quiches. The friendly baristas at Lulu's ably steam up custom specialty coffee drinks, while java minimalists enjoy a simple cup of the signature bean blend. Try a slice of delicious quiche ($4.39)—daily made in such flavors as spinach sun-dried tomato and bacon cheddar—or feed your fridge a whole quiche pie ($15), which can be customized with a variety of ingredients. Other soul-quenching baked goods include muffins, scones, breads, cookies, college roommates, pies, and more.
Lulu's electrifies deli sandwiches ($6.94 with side, $7.95 with soup) and gourmet salads such as the harvest salad ($6.40)—which tosses fresh greens, turkey, feta, dried cranberries, and walnuts—with honey mustard. Stop in Lulu's welcoming environment to enjoy a drink over World of Warcraft battles with free wireless, or take home bulk-sized portions of specialty coffee to caffeinate your crew of homing chinchillas.
- I recommend the feta and spinach quiche and there [sic] BLT's are really good too! The workers are very nice and the place is always clean. – Aly B., Yelp
- Lulu's was great. Some of my favorite elements are brought together here. Independently owned, great coffee...and affordable and tasty brunch food. – Niki U., Yelp
- This is a wonderful cafe full of regulars, interesting people, and great food and drinks. – Nancee, DiningGuide