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 $10, you get $20 worth of café fare at Cafe Tu-O-Tu. Today's Groupon is also valid for carryout.
The expert chefs at Cafe Tu-O-Tu enlist flavorful Mediterranean and Turkish ingredients to create an extensive menu of paninis, salads, soups, and wraps. The spinach avocado salad ($4.95–$7.95) mixes crisp bites of baby spinach with soft morsels of avocado and creamy goat cheese, and the mango salad's ($5.85–$8.50) sweet slices of mango and dried cranberries coo baby arugula to sleep with balsamic-vinaigrette lullabies. Warm paninis and melts fuse sandwich fixin's to create gooey, delicious handhelds such as Nick's Melting Moment ($6.95), which pairs smoked turkey with provolone cheese on ciabatta. To condition taste buds to swoon over cylindrical eats, the salmon wrap ($8.25) curls smoked salmon and avocado into a culinary cocoon bedecked with alfa sprouts and sun-dried tomato pesto. An eclectic collection of glossy tables and chairs dot the interior of the charming café, where a bustling order counter teems with friendly employees and energetic cash registers.
2816 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007Get Directions