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 $5, today's Groupon strews the streets with $15 worth of bistro bites and beverages at The Palette Bistro, located on West Douglas Avenue.
The cozy café’s sweet aromas of freshly baked breads and pastries satisfy sniffers without even making them scratch the menu of morning and midday delights. Quiche Lorraine and quiche Florentine ($4), which are new additions to The Palette's bill of breakfast fare, whisper savory complements to sweet stacks of waffles ($4). For lunch, nosh a handheld pineapple-, grape-, and cashew-clad chicken-salad sandwich or a grilled meatloaf sandwich, both served on homemade bread ($6). Cleanse your esophagus with barista beverages such as chocolate café au lait ($3), tropical paradise iced tea ($1.50), citrus smoothies ($4), or raspberry or apple Hot Lips sodas ($3), and complete the sweet with a warm slice of apple pie with ice cream ($4) or carrot cake with cream-cheese frosting ($4).
The Palette Bistro teams up with Fine Art Photography to create a chic atmosphere infused with European-style café culture. Warm red walls adorned with artistic prints (provided by Fine Art Photography) invite creative minds to mingle over tasty treats, and the sweet sounds of jazz make a suitable soundtrack for starting a mass mailing of fresh glitter to former prom queens. Stop by for breakfast (7:30 a.m.–11 a.m.) or lunch (11 a.m.–2 p.m.) Tuesday through Saturday, or take advantage of The Palette's new "studio lounge" hours from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., during which hot and cold drinks are served as well as a select menu of munchies.
613A W Douglas Ave.
Wichita, Kansas 67213Get Directions