Coffee and baked goods have always gone together, like rock and roll, yin and yang, and bald-eagle hatchlings and William Howard Taft's toupee. Introduce your mouth to a dazzling duet with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of café cuisine and drinks at Cafe Veneto in the Hotel Rialto on Douglas Street.
At Cafe Veneto, pastries from Bubby Rose's Bakery complement a menu of weekday delights as decadent as the shadows on a chocolate-dipped sundial. The chef at the helm of the neighbouring Veneto Tapa Lounge brought his attention to flavour and detail to the café's all-day breakfast sandwiches and crunchy, fresh salads. Enhance eye opening with an italian egg panini ($6) or engage esophagi in some iron pumping with a white-cheddar-cheese-steak sandwich ($10). Cappuccinos ($3.12) and lattes ($3.35) by Discovery Coffee and servings of Silk Road loose-leaf teas coat stomachs in warm liquid love, like a kiss from a changling ($1.79).