Without breakfast and lunch to balance it out, dinner would run rampant through the day, forcing us to wake up to the stench of cinnamon-toast spaghetti and burnt steak-tarts. Keep your evening eating in check with today's Groupon to Charlie's Cafe in Norfolk. Choose between two options:
- For $6, you get $12 worth of breakfast or lunch and drinks on Saturday and Sunday
- For $6, you get $15 worth of breakfast or lunch and drinks Monday through Friday
Located in one of the most historic buildings on Granby Street, Charlie's Cafe has helped Norfolk stomachs maintain radio silence with breakfast and lunch for more than a decade. The café whips its eggs with a milkshake machine, then re-jiggers them into a dozen different omelets, such as the chorizo-infused southwestern omelet topped with habanero salsa ($8.49) or the everything-it-can-hold Mom's omelet ($7.99). A.M. athletes, meanwhile, can carbo-load before their big eating contest with a hearty helping of chocolate-chip pancakes ($4.49). Otherwise, celebrate finally finishing your cubicle's escape tunnel with a mid-day Charlie’s Special burger loaded with sautéed mushrooms, onions, bacon, and american cheese ($6.99) . Vegetarians can join in the feeding frenzy with tofu scrambles ($6.99), veggie melts ($6.99), or the greek omelet's blend of black olives, feta, and artichokes ($7.99).
Charlie's outdoor seating and adult beverages create an airy arena where life-livers of leisure while away the hours over $3 micro-brews, chilled sake drinks served in mason jars, and the Hot Charlie ($4.50)—a blend of chocolate wine and fresh-brewed coffee topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup that is as sinfully sweet as it is inadvisable to Google.
Charlie's American Cafe
When Charlie's American Cafe moved to its current location at 4024 Granby, it was the passing of a torch in many ways. For more than 60 years, that space had belonged to the family-run eatery Veneziano. Charlie's built off of Veneziano's status as a neighborhood staple with its own unique charm and loyal following, which had made the original Charlie's location on the corner of 18th and Granby a huge success for decades.
Since then, regulars, newcomers, and service personnel have all flowed through Charlie's doors to soak up the homey atmosphere and eat the American comfort food—especially the omelets packed with meats, mushrooms, and cheeses.
At dinner, carnivores can savor a turkey reuben on grilled rye topped with swiss, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing, and the Red, White, and Blue burger, which achieves its color scheme with tomato, onion, and blue cheese; diners are legally obligated to salute it before digging in. Meanwhile, those with seafaring appetites dig into the fried oyster po boy on a bed of lettuce and tomato hugged by a club roll and the honey-marinated grilled salmon with dill and cucumber.
1800 Granby St.
Norfolk, Virginia 23517Get Directions