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 $7, you get $14 worth of breakfast fare, soups, sandwiches, and coffee at Smurava Java Cafe in Denmark.
Owners Lori Smurawa and Chris Hock stack Smurava Java Cafe's menu with a heap of breakfast platters, grilled paninis, and homemade soups to complement mugs bearing cargo from a full coffee bar. Guests can compile an original omelet from three eggs and cheese ($3.99), tossing in optional supplements of veggies and meats ($1 extra per ingredient). Gravy and sausage bits cloak a pair of biscuits in a rich blanket ($3.79), and guests hankering for midday fare can browse a savory roster of sandwiches. Sidle half of a turkey panini with cherry chutney up to a cup of homemade soup for a tangy and toasty combo ($5.25), or quash carnivorous cravings with a meatloaf panini loaded with homemade meatloaf, butter, and provolone cheese ($6.25). Sips of the coffee bar's Canyon River espresso can replenish energy stores before conferences or powerwalking races to the water cooler.
Smurava Java Cafe ensconces patrons in a morning haven of cream- and chocolate-colored walls. Customers can scoot by the drive-through window or order their meals to go for speedier eats, though visitors who opt to dine in can browse handcrafted wares from local merchants, including purses, jewelry, candles, and life-size origami tower cranes. Smurava Java Cafe is open from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday–Friday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.