Like steam engines and cryogenically frozen sea monkeys, tea leaves come to life with just a little hot water. Harness the transformative power of hydration with today’s Groupon to Mozart’s Cafe & Piano Bar and Vienna Ice Cafe. Groupon holders will be seated in one of the two neighboring restaurants according to availability of space. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get afternoon tea for two (a $31.90 value).
- For $30, you get afternoon tea for four (a $63.80 value).
Afternoon tea includes a selection of pastries, scones, and petits fours and one cup of tea per person.
Mozart’s Cafe and Vienna Ice Cafe, both owned by Anand and Doris Saha, fill with the clinking of saucers and the hum of friendly chatter during European-inspired afternoon tea. In the shops, which have been featured in Columbus Underground and the Columbus Dispatch, a mini meal of pastries parades to tables arm in arm with a steaming cup of 1 of 16 different loose-leaf teas. Alongside decaf and herbal blends, english-breakfast, earl-grey, darjeeling, and rose-petal teas steep in mugs, letting mitts warm up after stealing the noses of arctic explorers.
Canapés come in one-bite flavor explosions crowded with ordnance such as curried chicken salad, tomato and provolone, and smoked salmon with cream cheese. Miniature scones cloaked in devonshire cream and fruit preserves serve as diminutive feasts, and peach marzipan and chocolate petits fours or tea cookies drop a sweet curtain over the afternoon snack. Patrons romp among potted plants and occasional live music at Mozart’s Cafe and Vienna Ice Cafe, depending on the time of day and the migratory patterns of plush seating.
Intricate notes emanating from a nearby piano. Steam rising off a teacup as it sits on a delicate saucer. Signs of old-world elegance permeate every corner of Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe, and owners Anand and Doris Saha wouldn't have it any other way. The European-trained couple have been slinging their famed sugary delicacies in the Columbus area for more than 20 years, after honing their skills in some of Europe's best restaurants and hotels.
However, even their most frequent diners will be astounded by their recent expansion in the former Beechwold Tavern. While guests still get to enjoy European delicacies—some of which helped earned numerous Best of Columbus awards over the years—they can now do so on a patio or in one of many rooms stocked with the aforementioned pianos. And even the menu has gotten a slight makeover, with an extensive breakfast selection of savory strudels, quiches, and omelets as well as lunch and dinner entrees including authentic schnitzel, beef stroganoff, and chicken paprikash.
But as proud as the Sahas are of their elegant, continental cuisine, they take just as much pride in helping the community. They were recently honored with the first Columbus Small Business Community Heroes Award from Direct Energy and Ohio Creative Collective for their fund-raising contributions. The funds have gone toward aiding many different parts of the community, a few of which are a local food pantry, programs for senior citizens, and after-school activities for children.