Until public-transit officials make our dream of commuting to work by rollycoaster a reality, we'll have to settle for the adrenaline rush of traditional pick-me-ups. Percolate perkiness with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 of café cuisine, coffee, and delightfully fresh baked goods at The Friendly Fox.
The Friendly Fox's new, expanded menu caters to hunger of any size, shape, or viscosity. Soothe the digestive beast with a quick, cheesy appetizer of friendly tots (oven-baked potato rounds stuffed with melted cheddar, $5.25) and a frosty-cold white-chocolate friendly frappe ($3.75–$4.25). Or satisfy an empty palate with the friendly burger basket (grilled Angus beef, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and undercover spy mayo, served with chips and coleslaw, $7.98). For maximum coziness, come in for a breakfast cup of locally roasted Crazy Sisters coffee ($1.60–$1.95) and quiche ($4.50), or refuse to get up in the morning and take advantage of the café's breakfast-all-day policy. For actual early risers, a plethora of freshly baked delights, such as muffins ($1.95), scones ($2.25), and cinnamon rolls ($2.25), complement the morning mug of black and white mocha ($3.50–$4.35) in grand fashion.
The Friendly Fox's hometown history keeps the café's feet on the ground as its head expands into the clouds with new events such as live music weekends and karaoke-belting Thursdays. Bring some friends and crack open an MGD ($2.50) or a Glass Mountain merlot ($5.25) from the new wine and beer list while you surf the complimentary WiFi in search of videos of hula-hooping grizzly bears.
4001 South Wayne Ave.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807Get Directions