Though the facade broadcasts nightclub, and a half-bar flanking the back of the house sits liquor license-dry during Albanian-inspired concerts, this Eastern European-owned cafe neutralizes it all with mustard seed walls and a melting pot of cheap diner fare ranging from chicken wings and T-bone steaks to shopska salads and paprikash.
With seating for 100-plus, and a handful of flat-screens, Infusion is one of our city's many family-run, neighborhood anomalies that really doesn't know what it wants to be – cafe, restaurant, lounge. But it comes with a full line of espresso drinks and free wifi, and a rotating cast of family friends keeping things warm in the corner.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Gavin Paul