Coffee is one of the most popular things to hatch from a bean, aside from fairy-tale beanstalks and Grover Cleveland. Enjoy brewed-bean bliss with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of coffee drinks, tea, and deli fare at Panacea Coffeehouse in Waynesville.
Panacea Coffeehouse's baristas and cooks fill the shop's rustic warehouse digs with the earthy aromas of roasting beans and a cool parade of sandwiches and salads. Delicately roasted Northern Italian–style espressos ($1.85) preserve complex bouquets of flavor and cut down on bitter tones to pair magnificently with the Dixie chicken panini ($7.85), which hides dainty almond- and grape-laden chicken salad behind a veil of white cheddar. While reveling in the bright and spacious café, diners thoughtfully graze upon spring-mix salads such as the Mount Olympus ($7.35), adorned in hummus and feta as festively as Zeus' prom tux. An outdoor deck encourages quiet rumination over an ultimate mocha ($4.40), which melds white and dark Ghirardelli powders in a forge of steamed milk and espresso, or a celebration of 1 of 14 loose-leaf teas ($1.75), ideal for telling fortunes or planning out football plays.
The people of Panacea Coffeehouse designed their cafe as a place that fosters a sense of community where patrons can sip a fresh brew on the back deck that overlooks Richland Creek or within the cool, restored industrial space. The staff of savvy baristas also serves up homemade desserts, cafe treats, and improvised haikus.
66 Commerce St.
Waynesville, North Carolina 28786