Coffee and baked goods have always gone together, like rock and roll, yin and yang, and bald-eagle hatchlings and William Howard Taft's toupee. Introduce your mouth to a dazzling duet with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of café fare and drinks at Paris on the Platte.
Paris on the Platte, a coffeehouse with a rich 25-year history, doubles as a café and bar with specialty cocktails, brunch fare, pizzas, and delicate desserts. Visitors can wake up in an Austrian concert hall with the Café Viennese’s trio of espresso, steamed milk, and whipped cream ($3.50 for an 8 oz.) or hit a Big Easy speakeasy with the Café Marquis—a cappuccino with french roast, chicory, foamed milk, and a pinch of cinnamon and cocoa ($2.95 for a single). Brunch eats—including crepes ($5.95), omelettes ($5.95), and four types of eggs benedict ($6.95–$7.95)—start the day, and lunch, dinner, or linner guests can enjoy edibles such as the french dip sandwich ($7.95), bacon- and cheddar-bedecked Paris pizza ($11.95), and the Waldo salad with fresh spinach, strawberries, blue cheese, and candied bobble hats ($7.95).
For liquid satiation, the bottomless mimosa ($9) makes conversations sparkle with cava and orange juice, and the earl grey milkshake ($4.75) keeps teatime ticking and chilling like a cryogenically frozen sundial. Other spirited selections may include Frog's Leap chardonnay and Chateau Rouquette bordeaux, plus brews such as Mothership Wit beer and her sidekick, the lemony, absinthe-infused Green Fairy. Paris on the Platte promotes culture consumption and friendly debate with a rotating selection of locally made art and a patio lined with locally produced humans. The café also hosts live music and other entertainment on select nights, giving neighborhood fire eaters and pole sitters a chance to display their talents in front of an assuredly caffeinated and alert crowd.