What You'll Get
Bistros are remarkable in that they somehow manage to be both fancy and casual at the same time, much like a necktie with Taz on it. Feel gussied up without too much fuss with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of sandwiches, coffee, dessert, and more at Sophie's Café-Bistro in Whiteville.
Sophie's deli artists pile fresh, local ingredients into savory sandwiches that are accompanied by a copious catalog of coffee drinks and sweets. Sandwich sculptors occupy restless hands with hot paninis, such as the chicken florentine stuffed with in-house sliced and grilled chicken, provolone, and sautéed spinach on toasty sourdough ($7.99). Nonpressed sandwiches allow strata of proteins and trimmings to stand taller and wrinklier, counting among their ranks the J.M.M., freighting a 1/4-pound bundle of roast beef, horseradish aioli, and roasted peppers into mouth inlets ($6.99). Beat post-lunch snoozing fits with coffee drinks ranging from a basic house brew of the day ($1.55–$1.85) to more exotic potions such as a toffee nut latte ($3.35–$4.35) or love-inducing mocha. For a meal-ending burst of sweetness, Sophie's trucks ice cream from nearby Wilmington, arriving in 16 summery flavors, including georgia peach and cappuccino crunch, along with several fat-free options ($2.99/scoop).
Sophie's capacious, golden-walled interior welcomes lunchers while hinting at the building's past as a pharmacy and diner with a vintage soda fountain and collection of midcentury TVs, radios, and hand-jives. The normally diurnal eatery occasionally opens its doors to the artistic denizens of the evening with open mic nights.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.