At Kavasutra, guests chat with friends over cups of kava, a traditional root extract from the South Pacific celebrated for its soothing, sedative effects. Rather than impairing mental function like alcohol, kava merely relaxes the mind, allowing patrons to leave the worries of everyday life behind for a spell. Surrounded by cozy couches and Polynesian-inspired decor, visitors can lounge in an oasis of calm as they make new friends.
Kahookah Cafe is designed to be a cozy atmosphere, inviting group to relax over a shared hookah. Here, you can breathe in the flavored plumes of air and teach your lungs that orange can be both a fruit and a state of mind as you pass the pipe among each other. The lounge is conveniently located in the center of Davie, near Broward College and Florida Atlantic University.
At the end of a long, stressful workday, it's easy to feel indifferent about the foods you eat—just as long as you get something in your stomach. So resorting to a candy bar or a trip to the drive-thru becomes as much of a habit as showering in the morning and howling at the moon at night. But swing by Green Spot Kitchen in the early evening, and servers are dishing out healthy rush-hour snacks: cucumber chips, artichoke fries, and vegan sliders. It's all part of the restaurant's effort to energize visitors with natural, healthy food, which also includes full meals in the forms of salads, sandwiches, and wraps. To complement these good eats, Green Spot concocts wholesome drinks such as fruit smoothies and wheatgrass shots.
Named after the owner's sassy feline CEO, Lola's Healthy Pet Cafe helps pets look and feel their best with cat and dog grooming services and a storefront packed with holistic food, treats, and supplements. Bringing more than a decade of grooming experience to Lola's, owner Kelly strives to give each pet personalized attention by scheduling a limited number of appointments each day. Though she specializes in doggy facials and massage, Kelly is armed with the skills and tools to spruce up both kitties and all breeds of canines, readying them for shows, everyday living, or immediate romps in backyard mud puddles. To keep families' furry companions as healthy on the inside as they are adorable on the outside, Lola's Healthy Pet Cafe purveys brands of food and treats comprising natural and holistic ingredients.
Best Pasta's founders, who hail from the shores of the Mediterranean, are passionate about pasta in all its forms. They opened up their eatery in order to share that love with Americans, even serving up gluten-free varieties so their pasta creations could reach a wider audience.
Customers who pop into the restaurant's two locations or flag down the food truck with a flare build their own traditional or gluten-free pasta creations. They start by choosing a box for dine-in or take-away and fill it with their choice of noodle, including capellini or spiral pasta, and then top the pasta with such sauces as traditional marinara or spicy arrabbiata. Patrons can also build their own salads and wraps.
Churromania makes a single treat countless ways. The Venezuelan snack shop, a creation of Ariel Acosta-Rubio, Maria Alejandra Bravo, and Miguel Bravo, might dust its crispy churros with sugar, drizzle them with chocolate, or fill them with cream cheese. Orders of Crispy Mania blend sugar and cinnamon, and each Big Mania comes to tables filled with one of eight toppings, including guava and Nutella. Instead of sucking humidity out of the air with a big straw, visitors can stay hydrated with more than a dozen hot and cold beverages.