Lecturing your dachshund nonstop on the pros and cons of converting your front yard into a Pat Sajak–themed mini-golf course is bound to make you thirsty after a while. Today's Groupon offers the perfect moistener for dry throats and mouths. For $5, you get $10 worth of coffee, tea, wine, microbrews or specialty coffees at Rochambo Coffee & Tea House on East Brady Street.
Rochambo boasts more than 70 teas, locally roasted coffees, and distinguished microbrews inside its Victorian-styled sipping space. Teas come in varieties such as green, black, scented black, white, periwinkle, and oolong, all priced by their degrees of rarity and measured by the cup, pot, furlong, or ounce. Feel free to gulp house teas, such as the mountain huckleberry or Japanese sencha ($1.75 a cup), or furnish chilly hands with extra-rare libations such as the white silver needles tea ($3.75 a cup).
Meanwhile, those craving coffee can sip from a fountain of espresso concoctions, alcohol-infused specialties, and exclusive brewing blends from Waukesha's Valentine Coffee Roasters. Sweeten caffeine blends such as the Bali Blue Moon and Java Jam Pit (starting at $1.40 for a small mug) with any of more than a dozen syrupy sweeteners. Or gauge your inhibitions with booze-infused bean brews such as the Mood Ring, its Crater Lake hazelnut espresso vodka, Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur, and a dollop of whipped cream ($6).
The European café stylings will take guests back to childhoods selling banana clips on the streets of Paris. Free WiFi, late hours, and outdoor seating make Rochambo an ideal spot to relax, study, or share a hot beverage or Spotted Cow beer ($3) with friends after a stressful day of making glass from fresh lakefront sand.