While gathering berries on a dewy summer morning is an idyllic breakfast-building ritual, waking up from a recurring dream of gathering berries on a dewy morning may indicate a deep suppression of breakfast urges. Listen to your subconscious with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of homemade sweets and savory eats at Patticakes & Pies Cafe. Conveniently located in downtown New Albany, this café serves up great breakfast, lunch, and dessert into the welcoming mouths of Louisvillians.
Patticakes' creative breakfast menu features sweet and savory flavors and boasts a bounty of breakfast paninis. The egg, ham, onion, and pepper-stuffed Western scramble panini ($4.89) and the sweeter apple-pie panini ($4.25) satisfy bready breakfast cravings, while fast-breaking specials such as the vanilla-infused cinnamon-bread sunnyside french toast ($4.29) or the Hoosier-style biscuits and gravy ($5.99) with a side order of Patticakes' fresh-baked cinnamon rolls ($1.99) make traditional-meal lovers smile. Lunch paninis such as This Lil Piggy ($5.25), with ham, shredded cabbage, sliced apple, swiss cheese, and apple-butter mustard, or the bonjour ($6.25), with roast beef, provolone, caramelized onions, and roasted-garlic aioli, are served on your choice of one of four kinds of bread. Lunch paninis are great solo or as part of a culinary duet with half of a Patticakes salad ($6.95), such as the corn and avocado salad ($5.79 whole), rich with spinach, turkey, bacon, and veggies and drizzled with a honey-gorgonzola vinaigrette, or the nutty apple salad, with bacon, goat cheese, and sweet toasted pecans ($5.49 whole).
If a full meal isn't on your to-do list, the cozy café—with its candy-colored pastel walls, free WiFi, and dog-friendly atmosphere—is a great place to pop in for an impromptu slice of Patticakes’ homemade pie (starting at $2.99). The selection rotates daily and includes classic apple, coconut cream, and peanut butter. Or indulge in one of their handcrafted candies such as homemade fudge ($3.00 and up) or bourbon balls ($2.99/lb). Most know that the way to an iguana's heart is through its stomach, but it’s useful to remember that human stomachs can be reached through the mouth, nose, eyes, and—if it's an emergency—the phone number written on the refrigerator's dry-erase board. Meet your heart-touching quota with today's sweet deal.
- Salads, soups and specialty paninis are some of the selections at Patticake. Breakfast will be a primary focus though, with patticakes instead of pancakes and French toast, biscuits and gravy and a variety of parfaits. Then there are the desserts: Apple pie, zucchini and carrot cake — even beet cake, all dependent on the season, as Cianci uses fresh vegetables and fruits from local producers for her selections if possible. – Daniel Suddeath, Evening News and Tribune
- Joan’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese, served with chips and a pickle...at PattiCakes Café in the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center, falls somewhere between those bookends of blissful inspiration and prosaic banality. Smoked Gouda cheese and thin slices of apple are paired between slices of sourdough bread and grilled to make a sandwich that is humble, but not too humble, a treat for a lunch that is a neat hop beyond dull. – Joanna Richards, Metromix Louisville