What You'll Get
After decades of research, surgeons have confirmed that true beauty is indeed on the inside, with most of it accumulating along the lining of the spleen. Beautify your belly with today's deal: for $6, you get $15 worth of bistro bites and fair-trade, organic beverages at Cafe Bella, an independently owned espresso bar and bistro in the Penn South neighborhood.
This European-American bistro serves up a miscellaneous menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner delights, including many vegetarian options. Let a dashing Italian panini served on grilled ciabatta bread with provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, and a side of pasta salad ($7.48–$8.49) sweep your mouth off its chin-feet. If you prefer pre-flattened sandwiches, try a grilled croissant sandwich served with pasta salad ($7.49–$7.99), a wrap with avocado ($8.99), or a spicy New Orleans–style po' boy served with red-potato salad or cubed fries ($8.99). The menu also includes a variety of gourmet salads ($4.49–$8.99) and soup ($3.49) that can be enjoyed separately or as part of a half-and-half combo meal ($7.49–$8.49).
In addition to sharing its surname with a French adjective and Twilight protagonist, Cafe Bella prides itself on brewing up artisanal coffee and tea, so be sure to wash down your delishins with some organic, fair-trade coffee ($1.60 for 16 oz.), hot organic tea ($1.60 for 16 oz.), or a bottomless cup of green jasmine iced tea ($1.80) if you're boycotting bottoms because of their stance on Cyprus. Customers enjoy free WiFi, and probably boogie boarding, so grab your laptop by the paw and stop by Cafe Bella for some lip-smackin' sustenance. Whose lips you smack is up to you.
Must purchase food item. Cafe Bella's kitchen closes at 8 p.m. Monday–Wednesday, 10 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
- I stop for coffee everywhere we travel and have never found another coffee house to compare. Not only do they make the meanest cup of espresso but their specialty recipes are all personally developed and tested, and absolutely fabulous. – Shellokc, TripAdvisor
- This is the best kept secret on this side of town, indeed…I've tried most of their sandwiches and most I've liked, especially the chicken and shrimp Po' Boys. Grilled paninis are my favorites too. The service is the best I've seen for cafes. Everyone is really friendly and the owners are really nice and accommodating. The coffee is one of the best in town and caters towards the European taste pallet, strong and bold, but not bitter. – EuroDude, Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must purchase at least 1 food item. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. No cash back or credit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.