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 biscotti parking meters. Indulge in savory streetside fare with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of gourmet café cuisine at Market Gourmet in Fairlawn.
Market Gourmet prepares scrumptious café fare for busy, yet starving citizens, who want gourmet dishes in a hurry. The fresh menu brings together salads and sandwiches in a culinary harmony unseen since the California Raisins dominated the airwaves. Diners can go for a leafy lunch with The Montrose salad, which tosses chopped romaine with spinach, grilled chicken, feta, hearts of palm, avocado, dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, and walnuts, with honey Dijon vinaigrette mixed as a flavor mediator ($9.50). Bread lobbyists might want to dig into the California chicken sandwich, a hearty sandwich with applewood bacon, avocado, arugula, Jarlsberg, and pesto aioli, stashed neatly between two slices of sourdough bread ($7). This Groupon is valid for carryout as well as dine-in.