The combination of a café and an art gallery offers a welcome, cultured reprieve from the gritty oil-and-canvas world of art pubs. Find stomach solace with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of café fare at La Sala 78.
La Sala 78's eclectic menu spans the café-cuisine universe, with specialty drinks, breakfast fare, and classic wraps and sandwiches galore. Break the nightly fast with an order of vegetable scrambled eggs, with green and red peppers, onion, mushroom, and carrots ($3.50, add cheese for $0.75). High-sun diners can tear into a cubano panini, with turkey, prosciutto, swiss, dill pickles, and russian dressing ($6.95), or carefully unpack the chicken pesto wrap with basil-pesto grilled chicken salad, romaine lettuce, tomato, and provolone cheese ($6.50). Complement any meal with a specialty drink such as the make-your-own smoothie made with water or carnation milk and choice of fresh fruits ($3.50), or a classic café quaff such as a large cappuccino ($3.25).
Nestle into the café coziness of La Sala 78 and relish a game of postprandial chess, fall into a good read from the community bookshelf, or hop on the free WiFi to live-blog your caffeine consumption. Walk through the displayed pieces to gaze lewdly or leer elegantly at paintings, photos, and soul-filled creative expressions from such artists as Craig Anthony Miller, Ivette Urbaez, and Amir Ebrahim.