Unlike speedy in-and-out coffee shops, cafés indulge fantasies of sneaking off through misty European streets paved with pain au chocolat and lined with biscotti parking meters. Sip into a waking dream with this Groupon.
Choose From Three Options
- $7 for $14 worth of waffles and other café cuisine for two or more with two complimentary cups of coffee on a future visit
- $15 for $30 worth of waffles and other café cuisine four or more with four complimentary cups of coffee on a future visit
- $10 for a three-visit punch card valid Monday–Friday (a $7 value/visit; a $21 total value)<p>
The menu includes the Nutty ‘Nana—a waffle layered with sliced bananas, Nutella, and whipped cream ($8.50)—and a sweet waffle crowned with lemon marscapone, strawberries, and whipped cream ($9). Savory lunch options include the Roost chicken salad with dijon, almonds, and dried cranberries in a lettuce- and tomato-topped waffle wedge ($8).<p>
Beneath the ruddy brick walls of Iron Roost, the clatter of forks punctuates conversation drifting from low-slung leather couches. A range of irons close with a sizzle, sculpting batter into golden squares, heart shapes, or silhouettes of the inventor of the waffle, who was perfectly round. The batter is infused with garlic and herbs, cinnamon, or a range of other ingredients, and savory toppings include swiss cheese, pesto, cheddar, and bacon. Sweet waffles are crowned by swirls of whipped cream, fresh blueberries, and tawny splashes of Nutella. The chocolate-and-hazelnut spread matches the dark tables around the lounge-like dining room, where patrons click through free WiFi on laptops.