What You'll Get
A menu with American and Mediterranean fare is like a stylish fanny pack—it appeals to many people and is a great place to hoard both hamburgers and falafel. Evict hunger from your metaphorical fanny pack with today's Groupon to Magnolias Cafe in Larkspur. Choose between the following options:
• For $8, you get $16 worth of breakfast and drinks or lunch and drinks (7 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday–Friday; 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday–Sunday).
• For $15, you get $30 worth of dinner and drinks (5 p.m.–9 p.m., Monday–Sunday).
The menu at Magnolias Cafe displays culinary influences that span from the comfort of American-style breakfasts and sandwiches to the international flavors of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Eggs unite with salsa and avocado in the spanish omelet ($10.75), which dances atop a flour tortilla to avoid shattering the plate with its rhythmically dense concentration of flavor. Diners can also graze the selection of Benedicts, which plants the breakfast standby under crops of spinach, avocado, smoked salmon, and other surprise ingredients ($9.95–$11.95). The falafel wrap stashes tender fritters in a cache of leafy mesclun, then covers its tasty tracks with a trio-pepper spread ($9.50) and a self-destructing compass. Overcome neurological transmission of hunger signals by slicing up one of eight veggie- or meat-laden pizzas ($11+), or slowly bury those transmissions under a heap of capellini primavera, which pelts a pile of angel hair pasta with seasonal vegetables, extra-virgin olive oil, and garlic ($10).
No meal travels alone thanks to the company of Magnolias' wine list—which enumerates 10 palate-splashing vinos, including reds and whites by the glass ($6.50+)—and the friendly, albeit opaque, ghost that silently escorts each table delivery. Patrons can sip a cool libation while visually sipping from the vivid yellow hues that back-up framed, floral artwork inside the eatery, or sit outside and nibble on fresh air between bites of diversely flavored fare.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 3, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person for all options, may buy 2 additional as gifts for breakfast/lunch option. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.