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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.

2578 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia

Coffee, Baked Goods, and Comic Books at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. (40% Off)

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Enjoy robust coffee with a variety of baked goods at this coffeeshop, which also holds a variety of comic and graphic novel events

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Kelsey
3 ratings2 reviews
January 14, 2022
Very cute & comfortable place. The workers were knowledgeable and attentive. Comics were decently priced & their coffee is amazing! Will return again.
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Ms
4 ratings3 reviews
December 26, 2021
I went for the coffee, but ended up buying comics! Great place.
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Nadiatop reviewer
10 ratings8 reviews
November 19, 2021
Great place, delicious coffee, large selection of comics!
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Miketop reviewer helpful reviewer
40 ratings24 reviews
November 5, 2021
Staff was professional and courteous. Iced coffee was delish!
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Hollytop reviewer helpful reviewer
13 ratings10 reviews
October 10, 2021
Love the store and the staff! Well worth the trip even if you don't live in the city
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Anthonytop reviewer helpful reviewer
11 ratings10 reviews
August 15, 2021
I rated this already, I don't know what you mean by having me rate it again
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Anthonytop reviewer helpful reviewer
11 ratings10 reviews
August 14, 2021
Great customer service, support and consideration. Will definitely be returning here soon. Shout out to my man Randy!!!
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Elga
5 ratings3 reviews
July 3, 2021
Had no tables, no pastries, no coffee (machine is broken)… no parking… just no no no smh
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About This Deal

The Deal

  • $12 for four vouchers, each good for $5 worth of coffee, baked goods, and comic books ($20 total value)

Caffeine: An Energetic Impostor

An obvious part of the appeal of coffee and tea is their ability to widen your eyes and put a spring in your step. Learn how they do it with Groupon’s quick look at the neurochemistry of caffeine.

Behind caffeine’s seemingly magical stimulating effect is some simple neurological sleight of hand. To understand it, it’s helpful to first take a microscopic look at what makes us tired in the first place. Every time a neuron fires, it produces a neurotransmitter called adenosine. Receptors in the nervous system gauge the levels of adenosine in the brain, running through the spinal cord, and emanating from the top of the head. As those levels rise continually throughout the day, the brain is programmed to start winding down.

Therefore, as adenosine builds, one’s sense of alertness fades—unless caffeine enters the equation. Caffeine molecules happen to be shaped just like adenosine, and the receptors in charge of monitoring the neurotransmitter’s presence cannot distinguish one from the other. Caffeine binds to the receptors just as adenosine would and simply blocks them, preventing them from detecting actual adenosine and transmitting the associated message of fatigue to the body. In so doing, caffeine forestalls the body’s sense of tiredness until the dose wears off and the brain can detect real adenosine again, typically five or six hours later.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Limit 4 per person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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