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. Indulge in savory streetside fare with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of beverages, lunch, pastries, and more at The MadHouse Coffee, Gourmet Bakery and Sandwiches. This Groupon is valid at both the Desert Inn Road and Eastern Avenue locations and may also be exchanged for a gift card to be used over multiple visits.
The MadHouse Coffee's caffeine alchemists brew up a bevy of classic and specialty drinks that percolate next to a menu brimming with homemade sandwiches, croissants, and pastries. Sample one of the coffeehouse mainstays, such as the espresso ($2.15 for medium) or café americano ($2.55 for medium), or tongue-trek into more exotic tastescapes such as the white-chocolate-infused white mocha ($4.15 for medium). Sipping on one of the 14 frosty blended drinks, including the iced-blended mocha ($5.35 for medium), cools down the throat more refreshingly than glissading down a liquid-nitrogen-lacquered slip n' slide mouth-first. Fresh apricot croissants ($2.29) and the egg-and-cheddar bagel ($3.99) fill stomach satchels, along with sandwiches such as the turkey-centric Gobbler ($5.75) and the Wannabe, a heap of succulent chicken slathered in basil pesto beneath a canopy of melted provolone and lettuce ($5.75).
Sippers can take advantage of the drive-thrus at both locations or step inside to read, admire the vibrant artwork, or stay up to date on news and celebrity-poodle gossip with free WiFi. The Desert Inn Road location's patio eschews indoor light bulbs for the sun's luminance and the company of low-flying pterodactyls. This location also gives sanctuary to ambitious night owls by staying open 24 hours a day.
The MadHouse Coffee
At The MadHouse Coffee, baristas craft hot and cold coffees and teas and serve them up alongside made-to-order sandwiches and freshly baked pastries. Patrons can sip on a peanut-butter-infused Monkey Mocha between bites of the Island of Capri sandwich, full of creamy mozzarella, tomatoes, and oregano hugged by two slices of focaccia bread. The MadHouse Coffee also offers a selection of desserts such as tiramisu, which guests can nibble as they take in the vibrantly remixed pieces of artwork on tables, walls, and employees’ foreheads.