While blowing rings of smoke can impress most mortal friends, ghosts are the only beings who can actually wear them. Accessorize spirit fingers with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one hookah session and $15 worth of café fare and coffee at Tazas Coffee in Universal City (a $30.99 value). Hookah sessions are available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Tazas is filled with the inviting aromas of hookah smoke, a menu of grilled sandwiches and more, and a dazzling bevy of bean and leaf beverages. More than 20 mixes of premium Social Smoke shisha, such as chai-tea latte, white peach, and chocolate chill, produce thick, fragrant plumes ideal for evil villains hoping to make grand exits.
After a rush of hookah-induced delight, ravenous customers can nosh on sandwiches such as the raisin walnut curried chicken salad ($6.99) and the grilled sweet-italian-sausage panini, stuffed with sautéed peppers and onions ($6.99). A small menu of Middle Eastern fare is also available on hookah nights only. Organic, fair-trade Arabica coffee ($1.55+) fills mugs with caffeinated bliss, and a brimming portfolio of other concoctions includes velvety Italian creme sodas ($2.50+), exotic teas ($1.50+), and specialty espresso drinks ($2.60+).
The capacious dining area at Tazas features a cozy fireplace lounge and modern golden lights that illuminate marble counters and oak dining furniture. An outdoor patio provides the ideal spot for engaging in conversations about the weather and late-night lunar study sessions.
Twelve Yelpers give Tazas Coffee a 4.5-star average:
- Locally owned coffee shop with decadent treats to eat, and delicious drinks. Try the Walnut iced or hot tea! The owners and staff are really friendly. I love to run away to this coffee shop and do my homework (free wifi!) – Stephanie M., 12/22/10
- Best coffee, best cinnamon rolls in the San Antonio metro area. Also don't miss the ham, egg & cheese croissant sandwich! – Jared K., 12/6/10