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 $8, you get $16 worth of coffee drinks and café eats at Mocha Magic. Serving up locally roasted coffee, sandwiches, pastries, soups, and salads, this unassuming café boasts daily specials and a tightly packed menu. Indulge in one of the eponymously majestic mochas ($3.09, $3.49 iced) or scarf down the Californian sandwich—made with smoked turkey, provolone, and avocado wedges ($6.99)—perfect for a lunchtime refueling or as ersatz artillery in a food fight.
Mocha Magic Coffee & Sandwich Shop
Mocha Magic has served up locally roasted coffee and homemade café fare in a sun-bathed modern space since 1994. Behind the café counter, sandwich makers layer sourdough and croissant with honey baked ham, smoked turkey, and fresh produce accompaniments. At breakfast, patrons can jumpstart the day with freshly baked scones and muffins, but are discouraged from jumpstarting a car by pouring espresso drinks directly into the gas tank.
920 16th St.
Modesto, California 95355