What You'll Get
"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:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 5, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Tax & gratuity not included. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.