Coffee is often called a miracle drug, not only because it cures numerous diseases, including ataxia and ear splints, but also because it has the amazing power to either wake you up or to help you relax. Wake up or unwind with today's Groupon: for $5 you get $10 worth of café fare at Rep Cafe in Coeur d'Alene, ID.
Rep Cafe exercises its food and drink loving muscles with a menu packed with protein latent smoothies, rich cups of coffee and an assortment of solid foods. Smoothies revive the fruit-deprived with a healthy dose of proteiny deliciousness in a myriad of flavors and regional fruit-assortment hats. The REP drink ($2.85) blends half a banana with one to two scoops of pure protein into a frothy milk or water based energy explosion, while papaya paradise whips half a banana, peaches, papaya, coconut, and apple cider into a shaken soy-milk splendor ($4.95). For a more caffeine-based energy perk, Rep Cafe froths up steamy cups of local, free trade, organic coffee such as a foamy 16 oz cappuccino ($3) or no-nonsense Americano ($2). Those looking to host in-mouth winter games can try any of the ten flavors of granitas ($3.75), such as spicy chai, sweet and nutty pralines and cream, or the affable but slightly over talkative low-carb caramel.
Noshers looking to exercise their dental resistance muscles can pick up a sandwich ($4.95), prepared by Sue Morgan of Nourishing Roots, or a bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar, raisins and walnuts ($1.00). Diners can do the smoothie-slurp while seated at the repurposed bicycle furniture, playing the Shaq Attaq pinball machine or jumping in the inflated Shaq-themed moon bounce.