Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Rowland Cafe turns one

If you have never experienced the beauty and elegance of the Guardian building's Retail Promenade, take note: this week is the perfect time to do it.

In honor of its first birthday, the Rowland Cafe - named after famed-architect Wirt Rowland, the mastermind behind the magnificent Art Deco building that houses the eatery - is offering special discounts and giveaways on fine Italian coffees, delicious sandwiches and savory treats through Friday, October 20.

Giveaways and discounts, you say? That's right; here's the scoop:

On Wednesday, October 18, the first 100 customers to purchase an Illy coffee beverage will receive a free Cannella French Custard Tart.

On Thursday, October 19, the European-style cafe knocks 50% off the price of all focaccia and baguette sandwiches (side note: the baguettes are from Detroit-fave, Avalon International Breads). Choices include Chicken Caesar, Michigan Cherry Chicken, Grand Cafe Roast Beef, Novella Tuna and more. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!

On Friday, October 20, feed that sweet tooth without breaking the bank. Large Traffic Jam cookies - chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, white chocolate Macadamia, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and lemon sugar - are all half-price.

Located at 500 Griswold (in the lobby of the Guardian building) the Rowland Cafe is open Monday - Friday from 7 am - 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. While you're there, take a moment to peruse the promenade's other cool stops and shops - Karmic Cafe, Becca Belle Gifts, Pure Detroit, City Knits and more - and to enjoy the stunning beauty of the building.

For more information on the Rowland Cafe, please visit

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