What You'll Get
Unlike speedy in-and-out coffee shops that keep the lines moving by setting controlled fires, cafés indulge languorous fantasies of sneaking off with a handsome European tobacconist. Caffeinate and mentally rendezvous with today's Groupon. For $5, you'll get $10 worth of bites and beverages at Tre Amici. The historic café turned war-veteran hangout turned café and wine bar serves up espresso, pastries, fresh sandwiches, and more, with weekly happenings, art, and live music.
Veering away from the mainstream molds of personality-devoid coffee shacks, Tre Amici aims to establish itself as a local, independent hub for cappuccinos and creativity. Camp out on the squishy, orange sofas and admire local artwork while sipping on fair-trade and organic products. The full menu of hot and cold beverages includes the slushy latte frappamici with frozen espresso, milk, and a flavor shot ($4.75), chai latte ($4.20), and Italian soda ($3). Counter caffeine with a selection of good-for-you grub, such as Kashi oatmeal with either raisin spice and sliced apples, or brown maple and apple cinnamon ($2.95); organic low-fat yogurt parfaits layered with berries and maple-nut granola ($3.95); and hummus plates served with toasted pita ($5.75). Heartier fare includes crisp salads and gourmet sandwiches.
Located in the storied Ybor City neighborhood, the historic building was built in 1926 as a spot for Cuban cigar rollers. After becoming a popular hangout for war veterans dubbed The Bunker, it returned to its buzzy roots as an eclectic spot for locals, artists, and the chronically tired. Thursdays play host to Songwriters' Night from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. feature live music from a new performer each week. Get this Groupon and add a splash of culture to your cup.
Scallywag Journeys recommends Tre Amici, saying:
- I had a cappuccino that I really liked, and even better was their lemon-ginger tea. Also, we ordered some of their sandwiches, which were all very good. My favorite sandwich turned out to be the one that my husband ordered, The Pianta. This was a vegetarian sandwich with avocados, sun-dried tomato pesto, olives, and swiss cheese on cuban bread and toasted. For myself, I ordered the Avery sandwich, which had smoked turkey, greens, cucumbers, and cream cheese on cuban bread and this was all very yummy. – Kelly
- The artwork and the atmoshpere [sic] in the middle of historic Ybor is a cool and trendy spot to hang out and have a glass of wine or a beer in the pm or the am have a cafe con leche. – nurse101, Citysearch
- The coffee is excellent, and I regularly come in for the cuban [sic] sandwich with dipping sauce and plantain chips. mmmm. – James H., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 4, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. No cash back or credit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.