Pioneering Italians were not only the first to put tomatoes in cuisine, they were also the first people to take photographs of themselves pretending to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Delight in their inventiveness with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian café fare at Milux Cafe in SoHo, plus 20% off at neighboring retail shop Milan Luxury.
Milux Cafe's menu enthralls taste buds with made-to-order salads and sandwiches, delectable desserts, and a bevy of beverages. Opt for a panini such as the Golden, a blend of prosciutto di parma, fresh mozzarella, mixed greens, tomato, and a dollop of mayo on ciabatinna or focaccia bread ($8), or a salad ($7/small, $9/large) with your choice of ingredients for a meal fresher than Will Smith. The frittata di sponaci, an egg, spinach, cheese, and fresh herb frittata served with a side salad ($7), can be washed down with a variety of libations, such as a 12-ounce berry milkshake ($5), homemade lemonade ($1.75/small), a glass of wine ($5–$10), or a beer ($5–$7). Sweets such as gelato ($4/single scoop), bite-size Italian cookies ($0.50 each), and peanut-butter-swirl brownies ($2.75 each) cap off meals and are best when eaten with teeth.
After filling your belly, head next door to receive 20% off at Milan Luxury, a luxury outlet for Italian-inspired home décor. To thank your bed for cradling you each night, dress it up in Platinum Collection decorative pillows ($39 each), Bellino Fine linens ($159/queen), or a Libeco Lagae linen duvet ($458/queen). Or pick up a 100% waffle cotton bathrobe ($79) for that “I can eat my breakfast and wear it, too” look.
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