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Find succulent, diverse Indian meals in this restaurant, just opposite the Avon Cinema. Choose to dine in the formal dining room or the glassed-in porch, which offers a nice view of the foot traffic on Thayer Street. The vegetable pakoras are a treat, and Sundays buffet brunch is very popular with the locals. It offers a full range of Indian cuisines, including Tandoori Chicken; curry, saag and vegetable dishes like Alu Gobhi (cauliflower and potatoes); and, of course, a range of kabob entrees cooked over a charcoal fire.
This is a tiny, unique restaurant just off Thayer Street on the East Side. The specialty here is crepes, both sweet and savory, along with Belgian waffles, wraps and fruit smoothies to drink. This eatery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The walls have paintings that give a Parisian feel to the atmosphere; in good weather you can take advantage of the tables and chairs outside. Crepe offerings include the Josephine, a crepe with chicken, cheddar, mushroom and bechamel sauce, and the Michelle with strawberries and chocolate chips.
Located in the heart of the East Side's main shopping street, Andreas affords an interesting view of passersby through large glass windows as you sip on a drink or sample the Greek and American cuisine. In summer you can also eat at tables along the sidewalk, as students and other East Side denizens stroll by. This is a very popular place to grab a sandwich or a flavorful meal almost any time of the day or night. The spanokopita, baklava, kabobs and gyros are recommended.
Tucked in a small space along busy Thayer Street, this counter-service only restaurant is a staple in this neighborhood full of students and academics. The menu features all the favorites from the Middle East such as hummus, falafel, baba ghanoush and tabbouleh. Larger plates include the chicken, beef and Kafta kabob; all are served with house salad and Jedra (rice and lentils). The prices are student-friendly and its a great place for take-out.
Bagel Gourmet Ole is one irresistible breakfast deli that serves sandwiches, wraps, subs, burgers, etc. and they specialize in their bagel offerings. With a plethora of variants and add-ons for your breakfast items, they tune the servings to your taste. They also serve Mexican specialties like burrito, quesadilla, and tacos. The staff are friendly and prompt in their service. The food here is scrumptious and affordable too.
As soon as you step into the Bolt Coffee Company, you are hit by the appetizing aroma of coffee being brewed. With a funky, offbeat decor, the atmosphere at this swanky restaurant manages to be laid-back and relaxed without losing its sophistication. The barista treats coffee making as an art, giving extraordinary attention to detail and crafting expert brews that are a delight to the taste buds. They also have a modest tea selection which brim over with as much perfection as the coffees. Relish their Cafe Miel or a Chai Latte while you skim over some books, chat with the friendly barista or lay back and take in the wonderful atmosphere.