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 gingerbread-biscotti parking meters. For $7, today's Groupon to One Way Café & Gallery strews the streets with $5 worth of quiches, pastries, crêpes, sandwiches, and more. Tap this delectable geyser in downtown Tosa.
Those allergic to cute better bring an EpiPen if they're going to One Way. Exposed brick, low-key tunes, hanging lamps, and rotating artwork by local creative types give the place a chill charm easily inhaled or absorbed along with treats such as morning French toast ($6.75) and strawberry crêpes dolloped with whipped cream and dusted with powdered sugar ($6.25). There's plenty of more substantial fare too, such as the café's famous homemade meatloaf sandwich topped with almond barbecue chutney ($6.75) and the Asian broccoli slaw with cabbage, carrot, peas, noodles, and cashews.
One Way wants you to hang out: that's why you can buy a bottomless cup of coffee ($2.35). The baristable staff also sports other snazzy caffeine delivery vehicles, including the turtle or mint mochas with hazelnut or crème de mint syrups ($3.95). There's free WiFi so you can update your blog with the latest dispatch from your quasi-European adventure.
1427 Underwood Ave.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213Get Directions