Dining out spares people from using up the last of their paper plates or incinerating the last of their paper ovens. Reduce your disposable-cookware footprint with today's Groupon: for $12, you get lunch for two at Tazas Coffee in Universal City (a $25.28 value). The lunch for two includes:
- Two lunch combos (an $8.95 value each), which include:
- A grilled panini or personal pizza
- A soup or salad
- Two 3-ounce gourmet cookies (a $1.70 value each)
- Two 12-ounce fountain drinks (a $1.99 value each)
Tazas sates midday appetites with grill-toasted paninis, fresh-baked cookies, and crisp salads slathered in homemade dressings. The shaved rib-eye panini silences stomachs singing of hunger with a sprinkling of sautéed mushrooms and onions and a burst of enthusiastic applause, while cheesy morsels dance a taste-tarantella atop a grape-tomato and mozzarella pizza. Then, opt to crunch a spinach romaine salad slathered in homemade orange marmalade vinaigrette, or slurp a cup of piping hot soup such as creamy mushroom brie. As they nosh, patrons can toast the 100th anniversary of Arbor Day with frosty 12-ounce fountain drinks before crunching a duo of newly minted cookies—taste buds have a choice of 10 rotating varieties such as oatmeal cranberry apple and peanut butter.
While not included in today’s Groupon, patrons can savor 25 flavors of shisha available for purchase at the in-house hookah lounge, sending wisps of fragrant smoke spiraling through the café’s indoor and outdoor spaces. While some clients lounge under umbrellas on the wraparound patio, Tazas’s free WiFi keeps clients’ keyboards clicking near the indoor fireplace, accidentally summoning nearby ghosts who understand Morse code. Occasional belly dancing and live music performances also enliven the scene.