Today's side deal mixes spirit with spice to create delectable breakfast and lunch bites. For $6, you get $15 worth of cuisine at Soul & Pepper in Solana Beach. Parties of four or more can use two Groupons, so recruit three hungry buddies to activate the ability to double dip.
In the morning, the café whips up various savory selections for bleary-eyed breakfasters. The green eggs and ham ($7.50) features two any-styled eggs and ham served open faced on toast with pesto and are best eaten while in a box with a fox. Wake up your sweet tooth with the powdered-sugared cinnamon french toast on swirl bread ($7); add bananas or berries for an additional $1.50. Compliment a.m. eats with a hot tea ($2), organic coffee ($2, large), or coffee and espresso-powered hammerhead (large, $3.50), among other sips.
Soul & Pepper’s afternoon fare ranges from soups and salads to sandwiches and paninis, which feature premium Boar's Head meats and cheeses. The wonderfully messy sloppy Joe ($9) is a double-decker rye-bread sandwich with a choice of meat (turkey, ham, roast beef, or corned beef), complemented by Thousand Island sauce, coleslaw, and a warning of its impending sauciness. For an unmeaty affair, the veggie sandwich ($8 for whole, $5.50 for half) on wheat bread is a harmonious combo of hummus, smoked Gouda, avocado, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, and red onion. Toss in a side of chips with black bean and corn salsa ($3), and plop down with a friend in the outside seating area where you can discuss the coastline, the lack of humidity, or how to exploit the futuristic knowledge gained from receiving tomorrow’s newspaper a day early.
- We stumbled across this great little gem on a morning walk...a low key fresh and clean place with great food, good coffee (free refills) and great service. – Wonton Soup, Urbanspoon
- Great Sandwiches and deli salads that you can buy fresh from the deli cases...this place is REALLY good. – Cardiff Girl, Urbanspoon