What You'll Get
Butlers, forced by billionaires to mash piles of fruit by hand, invented blenders to prevent carpal tunnel and subsequent demotion to human towel rack. Reap the benefits of their creation with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $10 worth of smoothies and deli fare at Melons.
The menu at Melons reads like a guide to fresh, healthy eating, with chapters about smoothies, paninis, and crêpes. Breakfasting guests can turn on their bodyswitch with free coffee alongside a bagel and lox ($5) or a bacon lover's panini, which groups smoked bacon with egg and American cheese ($4), and latter-day diners might opt for a tuna-melt panini ($5) or chicken-pesto crêpe topped with shaved parmesan cheese ($5). Smoothies blend all-natural ingredients, avoiding syrups, sweeteners, gingerbread-house crumbs, and sugar ($3 for a small, $4 regular). Provocative Peach and Tropical Twister smoothies stick to fruitiness, while the Peanutty Buddy introduces dairy by mixing banana, chocolate, milk, and fat-free vanilla yogurt. Invigorating boosts can be added to smoothies for an extra helping of protein or other nutrients that may provide enough energy to meet the physical demands of racing luxury yachts without sails or an engine (an additional $.50 for a small, $1 regular).
Nine Yelpers give Melons an average of four stars:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in or carryout only. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.