As its name would suggest, The Memory Tea has lounge areas designed to evoke a touch of nostalgia. On the pumpkin-colored walls, framed copies of comic books and shelves holding scale replicas of classic motorcycles tickle lovers of Americana. The cafe also has flat-screen television hooked up to a (modern) video game system. In cushy leather chairs, visitors can enjoy the cafe's milk tea, infused with boba pearls, or form fruit-flavored smoothies into a rainbow of existentially doomed snowmen.
"To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. Be the best you can be to help others, and never stop improving." That's the philosophy at Just Juice It, which prides itself on quick service, healthy products, and an inviting atmosphere. In keeping with their commitment to well-being and high quality, the Just Juice It staff uses strictly all-natural, organic ingredients in each beverage.
When you grow up eating crepes every day in Brittany, France, your cravings for the warm, delicate wraps don't just go away. Even if you move to a different continent, instead of Europe where crepes grow on vines, the yearning will persist. That's what the founders of The Corner Creperie experienced, and that's why they founded a bistro where crepe batter is concocted from scratch, swept across a smooth griddle, and folded around local, organic ingredients. Chefs make the spot a destination for all types of meals and desserts by arranging ingredients like chocolate and strawberries or cookie butter and salted carmel?for a sweet combination, or creating savory meals with smoked salmon and capers. And depending on the cravings that plague them, customers can sometimes commission chefs to craft a bespoke crepe dish, alchemizing all-new meals from one's imagination instead of the official menu.
Good for a hearty breakfast, a lunchtime pick-me-up, or a sandwich just because it's sandwich time, Joan's Bakery Coffeehouse & Deli offers culinary staples of both the chewable and drinkable variety. Early visitors can feast on fresh fruit bowls, ham and cheese croissants, and espresso, or they can skip past the breakfast-appropriate foods and head straight for the brownies and popular swiss mocha rolls. For later meals, deli staples, such as club sandwiches and turkey wraps, compete for attention with more unexpected offerings, like the smoked ham house muffuletta, the chicken shawarma wrap, and the rib-eye blue cheese sandwich. Regardless of the time of day, patrons can phone ahead for one of the bakery's biggest treats. Both the strawberry cheesecake and the tiramisu cake take a full three hours to prep, but toting home the indulgent full-size desserts might just be worth the wait.
In the days before baguettes were popularized as day-old jousting batons, the dignified breadform was utilized as a sandwich vessel. To preserve the antiquity of the baguette, the friendly bakers at Cocola fetch them straight from the oven on a daily basis and build graspable sandwiches of the highest quality, such as the albacore tuna nicoise (with a lemon vinaigrette, $9.90) and the hearty grilled eggplant (with fresh veggies, mozzarella, and an olive oil and balsamic blend, $9.90). A sandwich is an intelligent way to get the hunger ball rolling down the hill until it crashes into an array of sweet menu treats. Indulge in tri-colored mousse cups ($4.60) and whipped and stacked hazelnut cakes ($4.60), or nourish your petite palate with pear tarts ($2.80) or bite-sized tiramisu ($3.10).
Lotus Indian Express transports the ancient cuisine of India to the 21st century. Inside the chartreuse dining room, sleek, minimal barstools and chairs gather around tables where visitors chow on swiftly prepared, healthy meals. Diners customize these meals, choosing one side and one, two, or three entrees, such as tender goat curry with rice, palak paneer with biryani, or chicken tikka masala and shrimp curry with salad.