What You'll Get
Poetry would be entirely composed of haikus and sonnets dedicated to cakes and pastries if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before having a chance to write. Today's Groupon says what meter and rhythm cannot with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of cafe fare and handmade desserts at Maxine’s Cafe and Bakery.
Hailed by Evansville Living readers as having 2011’s Best Chicken Salad, Maxine’s Cafe and Bakery appeases local appetites with a diverse selection of handcrafted salads, sandwiches, and sweets. Each day, pastry chef Terry Spindler dispatches armies of lemon bars, chocolate-dipped macaroons, and baklava to the upper level of his chockablock bakery case ($0.75 each), where they oversee tortes ($3.50–$3.75 per slice), whole cakes ($34–$45), and sugar-free specialties ($1.60–$3.75) awaiting purchase or skirmish. All fresh menu fare is built from the ground up, with a savory spotlight on cold salads such as Maxine’s curry chicken salad—one of three house chicken salads—which tosses white meat chicken, golden raisins, and celery in a curry mayo dressing ($7.99/lb.), and meatless eats including dill potato salad, with red bliss potatoes, celery, and sweet onion enveloped in a dill-mayo dressing ($6.99/lb.). Deli sandwiches stuffed with Boar’s Head ham and turkey also stand prepared to foxtrot their way into needy bellies ($5.85).
Rushed lunchers can preorder most menu items online, though because bakery items have a limited lifespan, the café recommends calling ahead for current availability and insight into which desserts pair best with rainy days.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in and carryout only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.