Coffee, like yelling at the cat, thinking about motorcycles, and setting fire to the neighbor's wicker man, is vital to starting each day. Inaugurate the a.m. with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of coffee, drinks, and café fare at Red Table Coffee on South Congress Avenue.
Red Table Coffee is a locally owned and operated café that doles out all-important caffeinated beverages and light eats. The house specialty is latte art: intricate designs swirled into the favored foam that tops Red Table's coffee beverages. Dip a sleepy upper lip into the foam leaves, hearts, and swans atop a latte or cappuccino (starting at $2.25 for 8 oz.). Alternately, keep your drinkable depths dark and inscrutable with a plain coffee or hot tea ($2 each). For a fizzy, cool option, try an Italian soda ($2.25–$2.50), and offset the thirst-quencher with a compatible wrap or sandwich ($5 each). The Aegean wrap features Mediterranean-style feta and kalamata olive salsa twined with spinach, hummus, and sun-dried tomatoes, and a sandwich of salami and smoked gouda is an indulgent meatsperience crowned with red peppers, mayo, and mustard, served on a satisfying baguette.
The café confines at Red Table are colorful and comfy, ideal for sharing an intimate moment with a steaming mug of tea or a cool, distant staring contest with a glass of orange juice. Happy green walls pop with vibrant art, and dark cherry-red wood furnishings, a wide counter, and a soft black couch provide numerous options for folks particular about their reclining habits.