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 savoury streetside fare with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of food and drinks at Caffe Sola.
Caffe Sola's organic menu evolves with the turning seasons and lures in visitors with fair-trade coffee, tea, and locally sourced chow. The veritable carte du jour changes each day but often harbours beloved standbys, such as the savoury tart, which embellishes seasonal vegetables, caramelized onions, fresh herbs, and roquefort on a pastry crust that has been handrolled by patient narwhal tusks ($6.50). Inhale a vegetarian or meat stromboli, a mishmash of provolone and pesto rolled into baked homemade pizza dough ($6.50), or snuggle tongues under the complex layers of oven-roasted chicken, fresh tomato-cilantro salsa, flour tortillas, and cheese in the chicken enchilada ($6.50). All entrees afford diners the additional delight of adding a soup or salad to each meal, for a total of $9.50.
Eighty-three per cent of Urbanspooners recommend Caffe Sola: