Coffee and baked goods have always gone together, like rock ‘n’ roll, yin and yang, and bald-eagle hatchlings and William Howard Taft’s toupee. Introduce your mouth to a dazzling duet with today’s Groupon to Simply Fresh Café & Market in Virginia Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a sandwich platter that serves 10–15 people (a $90 value).<p>
- For $8, you get $16 worth of café fare.<p>
Chefs assimilate farm-to-table philosophies at Simply Fresh Café to pack local and organic ingredients into their menu of sandwiches, hearty soups, and signature salads. Spoonfuls of shrimp-and-lobster bisque ($5.50 for a bowl) glaze tongues with a creamy puree of seasoned sealife blended with tomatoes, garlic, and sherry to prevent teeth from freezing shut during winter months. Leafy greens bulk up eight signature salads, such as the Town Chef—layers of honey ham, turkey, roast beef, and cheese buried beneath buttermilk ranch dressing. The Jersey Italian ($9.50) binds a booklet of honey ham, pepperoni, and salami inside a freshly baked baguette cover, and a triple grilled-cheese sandwich ($6) breaks the boundaries between slices of cheddar, provolone, and swiss to create a gooey super-cheese harnessed in a cage of rustic white or multigrain bread. A rotating smorgasbord of specials relieves diners of the burden of recalling past favorites, allowing them to experience infant-like joy at the flavors of a new recipe or remembering how to order a french dip in its native language.
Party platters combine any permutation of Simply Fresh Café’s sandwiches, excluding the triple grilled cheese and New Yorker, onto one plate to efficiently fuel office meetings or family food fights. Chefs preassemble every order and cut selections to easily parse out among 10–15 grumbling stomachs.