Welcome to Groupon, Abilene! For our inaugural deal, $3 gets you $6 worth of drinks and more at Monks Coffee Shop, located at 233 Cypress St.. Since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Abilene: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power." If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (10 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons or redeem them with our mobile app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires–today's expires in six months. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $3, you get $6 worth of fresh coffee and more at Monks Coffee Shop.
Recognized as one of the city’s top coffee shops by readers of the Abilene Reporter-News, Monks’s monastic setting fuels spiritual awakenings through medicative java meditations. Reflect on the flavorful duality of the 16-ounce tuxedo mocha, a blend of a brooding dark chocolate yin with a cheerful white-chocolate yang ($3.50). Or, stimulate a catatonic ch’i with a chai latte ($3.30), and discuss the intersection of Western and Eastern philosophies with a blueberry muffin before devouring him. Should the introspective experience prove too deep for the morning hours, percolate perkiness by admiring the tiger print carpet and mocha-flavored walls adorned with local student artwork. Or, reroute the normal routine and let loose with jazz and other live music hosted on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights.
- The atmosphere is great! Unique, creative and comfortable are three words I would use to describe it. The people there are friendly and always seem excited to serve. But most of all the coffee is fantastically fresh! – Patrick B., Urbanspoon
- Monk's is a pretty cool place. It had that "indy" vide [sic] that most people are looking for, a place to chill out and use the internet, live music occasionally. – Austin A., Yelp