Situated on the southwest corner of Lincoln and Berteau, this cafe's cream, green, orange and red walls absorb the flood of sunshine that pours through the numerous north and east facing windows. You may need to bring shades, but Red Eyes will care for your other needs. The deliciously brewed Intelligentsia coffee cures any caffeine craving. In addition to the typical array of hot and cold espresso beverages, Red Eyes offers creamy and flavorful fresh fruit smoothies (flavors include kiwi, mango and passion fruit).
If you’re looking for a bit more sustenance, order portabella mushroom and asiago cheese quiche served with a light spring salad mix or a soup and sandwich combo (soups change daily; sandwiches include turkey or ham with cheese on a baguette, and jambon with pate served on country bread). Do save room for a sugar cone filled with Homer's homemade peanut butter fudge ice cream. Not to be left out of the hottest coffee house trend, Red Eyes offers free wireless Internet service.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Jennifer Wennig