You might say Nu Cafe is leading a double life. During the day, it's a classic neighborhood hangout, serving up simple, fresh wraps and sandwiches alongside a variety of smoothies and juices and
espresso and coffee drinks. By night, it transforms into a hipper, slightly more sophisticated version of itself, a place where guests can come to
mingle, not over their laptops, but around shared tapas plates, cured meat and cheese boards, and a selection of wine and craft beers. But regardless of the time of day, a few things remain the same: the vibe is always laid-back and friendly, the food is always crafted using fresh, wholesome ingredients, and the Wi-Fi is always free. And, adding to the community-oriented vibe, the cafes also host regular recurring events, including live piano players, painting parties, and chess groups.
Eric's LaPatisserie Café sates the morning and afternoon eat reflexes with fresh-baked, oven-hot pastries and gourmet stuffed sandwiches and paninis. Fresh croissants emerge from steaming hot ovens ($3), and toasted bagels remain crisp even while bearing gobs of the eatery’s famous labor-inducing cream cheese ($2). Afternoon appetites, meanwhile, can be sated with a grilled herb-chicken sandwich ($6.25) or a shrimp-and-seafood salad ($5.50).
The sucrose stylists at Sweet Creations bake a bevy of hand-held and decadent sweet treats as well as specialty cakes in a menagerie of flavors and fillings. Give sweet teeth something to brag about at the dental arcade with a sampling of small and large cupcakes ($1.25; $1.75), brownies ($1.95), or plates of half-dozen cookies ($4). Ice-cream-enriched treats are readily available, including brownies à la mode ($3.95) and sundaes ($4.95), and specialty cakes ($40+) come blanketed with house-made buttercream icing or marshmallow fondant and adorned with soccer balls, fire trucks, and still-life scenes from the Constitutional Congress. Sweet Creations also traffics in tasty small and large smoothies ($2.75; $3.25), as well as chocolate lollipops in dark, milk, or white chocolate, all wrapped up with a colorful ribbon.
At Acoustic Java, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold.
Low-fat options are missing from the menu, so guests can leave their diets at home.
Bring the whole family to Acoustic Java, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Acoustic Java with their complimentary wifi.
Acoustic Java is a great location to host a group dinner.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at Acoustic Java — attire is casual.
The coffee shop has catering services as well.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Acoustic Java is surrounded by a number of street parking options for patrons.
Acoustic Java offers various parking options, including bike parking.
The food at Acoustic Java is not just delicious, it's also affordable.
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Acoustic Java.
Acoustic Java offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
At Bean Counter Coffee and Bakery, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold.
You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge.
Bean Counter Coffee and Bakery is a prime location to dine with a group.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Bean Counter Coffee and Bakery's complimentary wifi.
Keep it casual at Bean Counter Coffee and Bakery — the coffee shop is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Can't get enough of Bean Counter Coffee and Bakery's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Bean Counter Coffee and Bakery is surrounded by a number of street parking options for patrons.
Bean Counter Coffee and Bakery offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
For a night out with great food that won't break the budget, head to Bean Counter Coffee and Bakery.
The only payment method that Bean Counter Coffee and Bakery accepts is cash.
Union Station proves to be a fitting location for Byblos Lounge, a Lebanese restaurant that ferries guests away to the eastern borders of the Mediterranean Sea with shareable mezzas, marinated meats, and toasty loaves of pita bread. Waves of Mediterranean spice crest on dishes of Levantine cuisine as sizzling kafta and kebabs fill the air with the savory aromas of beef, lamb, fish, and chicken. The architecture of classical antiquity meets the hip atmosphere of modern nightlife in the restaurant’s interior, where Corinthian colonnettes frame tables clad in royal purple and diners hold Platonic dialogues beneath the glow of neon lights. After cleaning off plates of grilled meats and veggies, groups can head to the dance floor and sway to the sounds of live DJs, singers, and bands that take the stage on weekends.