Diners have long provided a haven for weary travelers, brainstorming artists, and competitive pie eaters in training. Power up for a great performance with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of casual American diner fare at Cafe Via Espresso in Astoria.
Cafe Via Espresso's staff of culinary crafters serves up an extensive menu of casual American eats within a cozy, earth-toned eatery. For breakfast, chow on any of a plethora of bagels smeared with veggie cream cheese ($1.95–$2.25), or sink teeth into a three-egg western omelet, where ham and bell peppers square dance with a smattering of onion ($5.95). Midday munchers or dinner diners can nosh on an 8-ounce sirloin burger with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and fries ($4.95–$6.45), or sate voracious veggie cravings with a julienne salad, featuring fresh cut turkey mingling with swiss cheese and plump tomato chunks ($7.95). While edifying taste buds and weighing the pros and cons of moon boots, wash down a slice of fresh-baked marble pound cake ($2) with a glass of fresh fruit juice ($3.50–4.25).
Cafe Via Espresso
The chefs at Cafe Via Espresso awaken groggy taste buds with omelets, sate rumbling stomachs with wraps, and quench thirst with vegetable juices. Diners still wearing their pajamas and anti-nightmare tinfoil hats can fork into eggs, pancakes, and breakfast wraps, which detour into health-conscious territory with egg whites and turkey or climb heartier mountains with bacon and cheese. Classic sandwiches slide fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, and melted swiss onto rolls and rye bread, and burgers load 8-ounce patties with zesty condiments such as avocado, chipotle mayo, and pico de gallo. Mighty Leaf herbal teas and coffee beverages whet whistles alongside smoothies and juices that blend the flavors of carrots, apple, and beets more effectively than setting a rabid blender loose in the garden.