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 biscotti parking meters. Indulge in savory streetside fare with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of café fare and drinks at Red Brick Café.
The culinary wizards at Red Brick Café sling a slew of homemade sandwiches, sides, and take-home fare, providing a tasty pit stop for weekday warriors or amateur masons. After tucking into a cup of homemade soup ($3.25), diners can dive into toothsome fare such as the saucy french dip ($7.75) or the Red Brick club ($8.25), where chicken salad mingles with bacon, cheese, and three slices of bread instead of introducing itself to strangers at the party. For sweet teeth, Red Brick Café dishes up slices of carrot cake ($3.75) and homemade pie ($3.50 per slice), including coconut cream and key lime. The café also crafts take-home versions of its fawn-inspiring fare, such as frozen chicken pot pie ($13.95), crawfish étoufée ($7.25 for a small, $13.95 for a large), and vegetable lasagna ($4.95 for a small, $9.50 for a large). Red Brick Café is open for lunch Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.