Unlike speedy in-and-out coffee shops, cafés indulge fantasies of sneaking off through misty European streets paved with pain au chocolat and lined with biscotti parking meters. Indulge in savory streetside fare with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of café fare at Anastasia’s Cafe.
Anastasia’s Cafe offers a menu of fresh gourmet sandwiches, daily soup and quiche specials, hearty salads, and fine coffees and teas from a full espresso bar. Every day, Anastasia’s features two of more than 60 rotating soup varieties, such as french onion, Dave’s corny crab chowder, sweet-potato bisque, and savory herb sausage potato soup ($3.50/cup, $4.99/bowl). Baked daily, slices of quiche capture fresh ingredients and flavors, such as four cheese, spinach florentine, or bacon cheddar in a rich, creamy base ($5.49). Boar’s Head meats and cheeses fill out an array of sandwiches served on fresh-baked baguettes, such as the whole Italian grinder with ham, salami, provolone cheese, and vegetables ($7.50) or the half café filet with a fillet of roast beef, vegetables, and horseradish ($3.99). After tasting Anastasia's Greek salad ($7.69), ginger-peach or blackberry-sage iced tea ($1.99), or assorted fruit smoothies ($3.49), tone-deaf taste buds find themselves serenading incisors with John Fogerty lyrics.