Through its sophisticated, jet-setting menu, ate.cafe aims to capture the feel of intimate old-world eateries complete with dapper gentlemen tossing bocce balls of gruyere and children sparring with baguettes. Let your chariot-racing taste buds out of the lunch gates in pursuit of the AAA Sandwich with guacamole, cucumber, tomato, and balsamic vinaigrette ($6.50), or a chopped salad with salami, provolone, chickpeas and cherry tomatoes ($7.75). The café's Southern European flare becomes more pronounced during dinner, when tapas such as shrimp in garlic sauce (gambas al ajillo) ($12) and bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with parmigiano reggiano ($7) appear on plates after patrons say their names three times. A small selection of desserts such as pecan tart, fruit crisp, and Italian chocolate-almond torte ($7 each, $9 with ice cream) satisfy forsaken corners of the palate.
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The frozen yogurt at Austin Chill satisfies sweet teeth in a dozen self-serve flavors with a choice of more than 30 toppings. Mosaic walls of teal and white shelter serving stations where treat architects realize their chilly blue prints. Fro-yo varieties ($0.49/oz.) include classic chocolate, cake batter, strawberry, and pecan praline, a favorite solace of nutcrackers after failed auditions for the ballet. Fresh-fruit toppings mingle with crushed candies to adorn frozen treats, sprinkling peanut-butter yogurt with Oreo crumbles, pineapple with gummy bears, or blueberry with a kaleidoscope of Skittles.
Crafted from health-conscious ingredients and prepared with fresh toppings, Orange Leaf's low-calorie frozen yogurt satisfies sweet teeth while providing bodies with calcium and protein. Aspiring after-dinner architects can construct sweet creations, choosing from up to 30 flavors of yogurts and up to 35 types of self-serve toppings, such as Oreos, honey, fresh fruits, atmosphere-flavored oxygen, and more. Upon completing a tasty tour de force, customers submit flavorful mouth art to be weighed, paying 46 cents per delicious ounce.