Without coffee, society would literally crumble under the weight of unsound buildings erected by dozing construction workers and unfocused architects. Today's Groupon helps buttress the fragile social fabric. For $5, you get a $10 gift card good toward coffee and pastries at Swift Creek Coffee House in Garner.
Entering the warm, inviting environment of Swift Creek Coffee House is like sleepwalking into a dream and being met at the gates of horn and ivory with a cup of steaming hot joe. The coffee house's friendly caffeine-dispensing agents are always alert and ready to prepare favorite espresso-based drinks, ranging from cappuccinos ($2.65+) to frappes ($3.50+) to experimental super-soldier lattes. Otherwise, start the day by stimulating senses with custom coffee roasts such as Jamaican Me Crazy or Swift Creek's own house blend ($1.45+). Fresh muffins ($1.85), mini scones ($1.85), cinnamon rolls ($1.99), and glazed donuts ($0.89) await sleep-encrusted eyes, ready to be dunked or combined into edible busts of yourself as you see fit. Swift Creek also stocks afternoon pick-me-ups and rewards for cleaning one's room in the form of scrumptious, made-from-scratch cookies from Sweet Carolina Gourmet.
As you curl up in a comfy chair near Swift Creek's large stone fireplace, the art on the walls gives your brain a thrilling escape that, for once, doesn't involve wrapping it in chains and burying it alive. Live music provides a mellifluous background score as you lose yourself in a good book or finish writing the last speedboat chase for your sequel to Wuthering Heights.
Insider Pagers give Swift Creek Coffee House a four-star average: