Forget the 24-hour Starbucks. This open-til-the-wee-hours cafe serves up whatever espresso beverage you need to keep your eyes open...and more. The art-laden spot serves up a menu that outpaces the traditional hummus and pita offerings of most comparable spots. Begin with a gourmet cheese plate (smoked gouda, camembert, French blue, and dill havarti) for a touch of class.
Entrees span from the low-maintenance (grilled sandwiches and pizzas) to real-deal meals, including Pacific crab cakes with chipotle mayo and steak fajitas. Perfect for drinkers and tee-totalers alike, Third Coast offers an impressive wine menu that includes both bottles and glass pours. Purchase a bottle and receive a free appetizer. A limited breakfast menu is available at all times, and a weekend brunch is offered on Saturday and Sunday.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Kate Schwartz