Cafe Terrace celebrates its grand opening as a staff of crêpe-crafting wizards puts 14 sweet and savory spins on the French disk. Indulge in the banana-caramel crêpe or the savory SoCal, whose sunny disposition of avocado, roma tomato, and lemon aioli makes diners wish that all crêpes could be California crêpes. Six sandwiches transport their fresh cargo, and soups simmer in the kitchen's pots, awaiting the chance to warm bellies with flavors of butternut squash or tomato bisque. Italian sodas carbonated with air from Mediterranean breezes infuse culinary travels with more than a score of flavors, including mango, raspberry, and passion fruit. While enjoying café fare, patrons lounge in a casual environment strewn with chessboards, available for playing a round against a friend or merely admiring the checkered surfaces.
The potation crafters at Beans & Brews Coffee House whip up hot and cold beverages from perk-proffering coffee beans, relaxing tea leaves, and sweet decaf alternatives. Hot coffee drinks, such as the cappuccino ($3.60 for 12 oz.) or eye-opener brew ($2.80 for 12 oz.) gently jolt the brain awake with mountain-roasted goodness, and the dulcet notes of iced chai ($4.10 for 16 oz.) and B&B frappes ($4.05 for 16 oz.) cool off summer-scorched palates with their sweet, icy taste. Roasters get the most out of each coffee bean with Beans & Brews’ trademark high-altitude roasting, which imparts each batch of grounds with a smooth flavor that, like an angst-riddled teddy bear, maintains a high level of complexity.
The wing slingers at Rocky Mountain Wingshak toss chicken in 13 different taste-bud-beguiling sauces, crafting traditional buffalo-style palate pleasers. Couples, friends, or batmen and robins begin the gustatory journey by choosing a sauce to adorn a basket of 20 wings. Like romance novels, the signature sauces come in two basic genres: buffalo and sweet. Flavors, ranging from mild to the scorching XX, include pineapple barbecue and teriyaki that sweet talk palates, and more complex combinations such as garlic pepper or lemon pepper fuse piquant notes with punches of spice. Swigs of soda cool mouths between bites, and dishes of ranch and blue cheese add pep to dipped fries or crunchy tater tots.
Cuisine Type: Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 5–10
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Turkey bacon sandwich
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: wonderful grilled cheese sandwiches
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Our turkey bacon sandwich, which is made with sourdough bread, havarti cheese, aged cheddar, crispy bacon and sliced turkey.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Don't forget to order our panna cotta for dessert. It's sublime.
Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem—not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious?
The spicy buffalo turkey sandwich, the Cuban turkey sandwich, and the Italian.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We have 14 different cheeses available on our menu, along with a wide variety of meat.
In today's restaurant environment, it can be hard to find a healthy menu that still manages to subdue your cravings. But that's exactly what you get at Palenque Gourmet Mexican Grill, where chefs kicked the deep fryer to the curb long ago. That doesn't mean they skimp on flavor, however. Their menu highlights Mexican favorites such as quesadillas, burritos, and tacos—all topped with natural meats that are grilled to seal in their juices. Shareable sides of guacamole and salsa add an extra dash of freshness to these already-tempting dishes.