Menus are laminated to prevent staining from diners’ spilled coffee or attempts to pen “lobster” into every item’s description. Get the dish you really want with today’s Groupon to Cafe Heavenly in New Smyrna Beach. Choose between the following options:
- For $8, you get $16 worth of sandwiches, seafood, and smoothies.
- For $20, you get $40 toward 3 pounds of stone-crab claws.
Cafe Heavenly’s toasted sandwiches, homemade bisques and chowders, and thick fruit smoothies have earned praise from the Orlando Sentinel and repeat visits from health-minded locals. Oyster crackers and gold medals add a pleasant crunch to the creamy lobster bisque ($5.75), which recently took home first place at the Volusia County Chowder Cook-Off for the second consecutive year. The café’s flagship lobster roll ($18.95) pairs a buttered grilled Nissan roll with more than an entire Maine lobster, resulting in a feast that the Sentinel’s Heather McPherson describes as “tender and juicy … without help from the mayo.”
Vegetarian options such as the portobello-basil sandwich ($9.45) temper the tidal wave of oceanic fare, which continues nonetheless with fresh Miami stone-crab claws in medium ($26/pound) and jumbo ($38/pound) varieties. Patrons seated on the umbrella-shaded patio can dip their meaty claws into mustard sauce and drawn butter or use them to pinch potato chips away from adjacent tables.
Cafe Heavenly welcomes guests into a world of gourmet seafood bisques and crab cakes, tangy gorgonzola salads, and savory flatbreads, surrounded by the appetizing scent of toasted subs and paninis. The bill of fare comes alive with classic northeastern seafood fare, such as the award-winning New England–style clam chowder or the buttery, whole-crustacean lobster rolls—born from the restaurateur's multiple trips to Maine and annual productions of Our Town. The brick-and-mortar location's seaside position and umbrella-shaded outdoor seating beckon to passersby with its laid-back bistro charm, whereas a food truck takes the mantra of tropical fruit smoothies and housemade lobster rolls to the streets.