To function properly, the human body requires a steady stream of nutrients, sunlight, and compliments from other species about its opposable thumbs. Use your bendable digits to provide nutrients with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of smoothies, paninis, and drinks at Nu Cafe. This deal is valid at both Nu Cafe locations in Worcester and Gardner.
Animated by a passion for cuisine rich in nutritional value, the purveyors at Nu Cafe unite savory sandwiches with wholesome smoothies and coffee to offer guests a sweeping spectrum of satiating treats. Abate cravings with a panini, such as the fresh basil and mozzarella loaded with a scrumptious blend of tomatoes and mozzarella ($7.29) or the provolone-packed turkey melt served with bacon, tomato, and veggie cream cheese ($7.49), or try a 20-ounce Berry Boppin’ smoothie ($3.99). The espresso-infused Americano ($1.99–$2.49), which can be served hot, iced, or preserved behind glass, perks up those suffering from the doldrums. While sipping a beverage or nibbling a ’nini, you can dance down the information superhighway on the complimentary WiFi network, where millions of message boards are dedicated to determining whether focaccia is a fruit or a vegetable.
You might say Nu Cafe is leading a double life. During the day, it's a classic neighborhood hangout, serving up simple, fresh wraps and sandwiches alongside a variety of smoothies and juices and espresso and coffee drinks. By night, it transforms into a hipper, slightly more sophisticated version of itself, a place where guests can come to mingle, not over their laptops, but around shared tapas plates, cured meat and cheese boards, and a selection of wine and craft beers. But regardless of the time of day, a few things remain the same: the vibe is always laid-back and friendly, the food is always crafted using fresh, wholesome ingredients, and the Wi-Fi is always free. And, adding to the community-oriented vibe, the cafes also host regular recurring events, including live piano players, painting parties, and chess groups.