"Coffee," wrote the great Honoré de Balzac, "quells the rebellion of hunger, looses the cavalcade of imagination, and primes one's voice for shouting at the television." Enjoy the long-recognized benefits of this vigorous beverage with today's Groupon. For $10, you get $20 worth of fine coffees, sandwiches, cupcakes, and more from The Edge, located at 199 Wayland Avenue.
At The Edge, sandwiches are served on a bagel, wheat toast, English muffin, or whole-wheat wrap ($4.25–$5.95). Steel yourself for the day with a steaming mugwhallop of Intelligentsia coffee ($1.75), or lunch hard with a vengeance with a chicken-curry-salad sandwich with mango chutney ($7.50 for whole, $5.50 for half) or a spinach salad bombarded with crumbled blue cheese and sunflower seeds ($6). If you've been pinned down by hunger, toss a few upside-down-peach-cupcake and cranberry-scone grenades its way. Baked fresh daily, they boast a full-frontal flavor that will variously coax and bully appetites into submission.
Pull up a barstool to watch the crowd go by, or use the free WiFi to search for a nearby webcam broadcasting a feed of you watching yourself watch the crowd go by. With walls covered in artwork from local manic creative types, The Edge balances on a razor blade between being so relaxed it's sleepy and so hip it dances out the door, across the street, and straight out of town.
Yelpers give The Edge four stars: