The day that scientists finally figure out how to construct a giant café around the entire planet, writers' blocks will vanish into thin air and the air will be thick with WiFi. Achieve inner-peace and connectedness without the scientific method with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of café fare and coffee at The Third Place.
Owner David Benson stages a rendezvous of freshly brewed coffee and health-conscious sandwiches on a savory chalkboard menu. Baristas whip up shots of espresso ($1.65+), cups of cappuccino ($2.40+), and a variety of lattes served iced or hot ($2.05+). Early morning fare such as the breakfast burrito—with spinach, egg, pico de gallo, and cheddar cheese rolled in a tomato and basil wrap ($5)—collaborates with coffee to propel morning-weary bodies even more effectively than a bacon-tracked locomotive. The cozy café also offers vegetarian and vegan options including the baked vegan muffin ($2.75) or the Bean burger ($7.25), which spotlights a mixture of beans shaped into the shape of a patty or a swan and buried in tomato, cheddar cheese, and whole grain bread. Original artwork sprawls across the walls of the indoor seating area and an outdoor patio accents diners with abstract cloud installations.