With your kitchen's pots and pans inhabited by the evil spirits of dead pots and pans, cooking at home has become both time-consuming and spooky. Get quality cuisine without interference from crazed kitchenware with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary American cuisine and drinks at Café Nova on Western Avenue.
Café Nova dazzles eyes with its elegant, modern setting and grumbles stomachs with a rich menu of contemporary American fare. Sample the lackadaisical splendor of the champagne brunch ($15), which pairs an endless supply of mimosas with your choice of a fancy omelette bar, Belgian waffles with maple syrup, or pan-seared tilapia. At lunchtime, try one of Nova’s $10 entrees, all served with soup or salad, such as the Black Angus sliders with caramelized onions or the truffled gnocchi. Dinner guests can steer a forklift-full of shrimp cocktail ($10) into their mouths, then shift teeth gears and blast into a Super Nova Salad ($7) with walnuts, dried cherries, blue cheese, and strawberry vinaigrette. After thoughtfully chewing over a mouth-moistening meal, smash through the drink menu floodgates and bathe in the beverage deluge that results: glasses of Honig sauvignon blanc ($8) or Cycles Gladiator merlot ($7), Chimay Blue beers ($8), and minty mojitos ($7) are just a cupped handful of the available choices.
For an optimal gustatory experience, Café Nova features a fully enclosed patio for a perfect middle ground between dining amid the splendor of nature and slamming the door in nature's face. The lavishly decorated interior is dappled with floral arrangements, earthen-hued floor tiles, exposed brickwork, and handsome acrylic paintings by Shelly Lewis Stanfield for the happiest of visual cortexes. The clientele are generally well dressed, so plan to wear the latest style of argyle knee socks, plus-fours, and a pith helmet, an outfit aptly suited for the imminent food safari.
Reservations are recommended.
Café Nova was named "Best Sunday Brunch" in 2009 by the Oklahoma Gazette and was featured on Where The Locals Eat. Five Yelpers give Café Nova an average of three stars. Although comments on the restaurant's prices are mixed, reviewers rave about the brunch: