When deprived of flavorful sustenance, the mouth will often retaliate by shouting your bank-account number at sporting events or turning every sentence into a high-pitched jingle. Tame an unruly tongue with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of pan-Asian fare at Spize Cafe. Spize Cafe's is open 11 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. on Monday through Saturday.
Chef Kowae of Spize Cafe delights diners with a menu brimming with gourmet sandwiches, curry dishes, and exotic salads. A hearty seasonal soup paves the way for more sizable spreads, such as the lemongrass pork loin baguette sandwich ($7.95), or a Spize speciality grilled cumin chicken with curry-peanut dressing served alongside mixed green vegetables ($7.95). Dress up a thai red curry with your choice of chicken, tofu, or shrimp ($7.95–$8.95) for a culinary fashion statement more delicious than a crunchy nougat cummerbund. Although a seemingly tame garden dish, the green papaya salad—topped with jumbo prawns and chili-lime-and-palm-sugar dressing—can be custom seasoned to make the taste buds tingle, burn, or sweat ($8.95). A separate gluten-free menu gives diners a bounty of wheat-free options, and a variety of meatless munchies give vegetarians something to graze upon, such as a vegetarian mint spring roll served with sweet-and-sour dip and roasted peanuts ($5.95).
The owners and staff at Spize Cafe dedicate themselves to maintaining a sustainable, eco-friendly business, boasting recycled marble tables and mostly biodegradable dinnerware sourced from corn, sugar cane, bamboo, and the lining from existentialist thought bubbles. During the summer months, guests can enjoy alfresco dining and the fresh Raleigh air on the outdoor patio.
121 Fayetteville St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601