Butlers, forced by billionaires to mash piles of fruit by hand, invented blenders to prevent carpal tunnel and subsequent demotion to human towel rack. Reap the benefits of their creation with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of smoothies, gelato, coffee, and other treats at PocoLoco Sanibel.
Nestled among the palm fronds of Sanibel Island, PocoLoco takes visitors on a taste safari with its selection of fair-trade coffees, fresh smoothies, artisan gelato, and other delicious treats. The shop's organic, shade-grown blend of Kenya AA, Costa Rica Tarrazu, and Sumatran Mandheling coffees—available in light, medium, and dark roasts as well as decaf ($1.55 for 12 oz., $1.75 for 16 oz.)—banishes yawns and cuts short rambling soliloquies. Those seeking an extra boost can swig an espresso-spiked Shot in the Dark ($2.95 for 12 oz., $3.50 for 16 oz.) or sip an elegant Caffe Romano, a cup of espresso topped with citrus curls ($1.75 for 12 oz., $1.95 for 16 oz.). When they're not moonlighting as stoic sandwich sculptors, friendly blender tenders concoct all-natural fruit smoothies such as the Snowbird, a blend of peach, pear, and apricot with low-fat yogurt or milk from soybeans, rice plants, or cows' private reserves ($2.99 for 12 oz., $3.99 for 16 oz.). Preservative-free artisan gelato ($2.49 for a single scoop in a cup or standard cone, $2.75 in a waffle cone) comes in a rainbow of flavors, triggering competitive-eating contests and impromptu hunts for pots of gold.
With bamboo floors, verdant plants, and biodegradable containers, PocoLoco encourages customers to reduce their carbon footprints and increase their eco-awareness. The café's generous free-sampling policy helps treat-seekers locate their favorite flavors, and its fast, free WiFi helps them track down their favorite ice-cream trucks.
1700 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, Florida 33957Get Directions