With its European-inspired atmosphere and selection of organic sips and bites, Amore Que Latte keeps bodies delectably percolating throughout the day. Keep a brain buzzing with sups of cappuccinos ($2.75+), mochas ($3.25+), and americanos ($2.15+), or sit down with a steaming cup of yerba mate ($2.85+) or green-pear tea ($2.85+). Carnivorous hunger pangs can be delectably silenced with bites of paninis such as the Neoclassical, a savory melding of oven-roasted beef, aioli, mild cheddar, roasted bell peppers, and organic baby greens ($8.50), while salads, such as the greek garbanzo bean ($6.70) and cranberry blue-cheese ($6.70), provide leafy sustenance for meal-seeking herbivores. In between slurping and surfing the free WiFi, customers can enjoy occasional movies and jazz and blues tunes on select evenings.
Cream & Sugar Cafe, which was voted as Lagniappe's best coffeehouse for the 2013 Nappie Awards, might give off the impression of just being a quaint little house from the outside, but on the inside, its a whole different story. Chefs specialize in gourmet cafe fare, such as the crabmeat and goat cheese quiche on a pecan crust or the house's seafood gumbo poured over a plate of grits. To complement these entrees, they prepare drinks with the house's manual Italian espresso machine and create unique delicacies such as their signature cake balls. They make these bite-size delicacies in numerous flavors, and even incorporate liquor for spiked sweets perfect for any adult party. The decor is bright and retro, with a rustic wood plank and marble bar, chalkboards scribbled on with colorful chalk, and vintage pastry display cases.
The Palette Café rests its tasty laurels in the airy glass front atrium of the Mobile Museum of Art, allowing patrons a palatable space to fuel up on morsels between exhibits, or simply as a pleasant eatery for non-museum goers. Welcoming servers fete lunch-goers with an array of locally produced, fresh ingredients in accessible yet gourmet form. Start off your midday meal with the house-favored smoked tomato bisque ($3), a creamy concoction of roasted red peppers and savory tomatoes with the smoldering qualities of a 1940s torch singer. The vegetarian panini ($8) brings herbivore passion to portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, spinach and Brie, lovingly pressing them into a warm sourdough hug. Answer your thirst's phone calls with a Sparkling Strawberry Iced Tea ($2.95) served in a wine glass, or sate sweet teeth with the Margarita Mousse ($3), a semi-frozen scoop of tequila, Triple Sec, and lime-infused whipped dessert poured into a margarita glass and made complete with the spirits of pretzel-encrusted Mariachi musicians.
Chat-A-Way Café’s chefs never offer the same menu two days in a row. Some days, they'll simmer up pots of seafood bisque and stack ovens with three-cheese quiches and key-lime pies. On others, they'll turn their culinary attention to chicken noodle soups and red velvet cake. Come Friday, they fold plump morsels of crabs and fresh eggs into their signature crabmeat quiche. Regardless of the day, the chefs whip up their favorites— twice-baked potatoes, classic sandwiches, and creamy salads.
Outside of the kitchen, diners linger over coffee and slices of cheesecake beneath towering umbrellas of the sunny front patio. Others choose to take home-cooked meals to go, carrying out trays of gourmet casseroles, salads, and cakes to enjoy at home with families, store in freezers for later, or hide in their neighbor's tool shed as a wonderful surprise.