Cool Cafe

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210-877-5001

12651 Vance Jackson Rd

San Antonio, TX

78230

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Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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I visited the downtown location on Jul 30. The Service was horrible (someone quit at the beginning of the shift) It took 55 minutes to get our food. The cook said it was in the kitchen only 16 minutes. It was too late for one of us to eat a heavy meal; so we refused one of the meals. We were told pay (20% reduced) or they would call the police. No other option; we offered to pay for what we ate/touched at 100%. I wish I had let them call the police just to have the confrontation in their establishment.

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I visited the downtown location on Jul 30. The Service was horrible (someone quit at the beginning of the shift) It took 55 minutes to get our food. The cook said it was in the kitchen only 16 minutes. It was too late for one of us to eat a heavy meal; so we refused one of the meals. We were told pay (20% reduced) or they would call the police. No other option; we offered to pay for what we ate/touched at 100%. I wish I had let them call the police just to have the confrontation in their establishment.

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So this place is a little bit this and a little bit that. It's trying real hard to be Mediterranean but totally has an American flair to it. Or the other way around.

They have great appetizers- I love hummus and here it's wonderful- it tastes fresh and it infused with olive oil.

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★★★★☆

So this place is a little bit this and a little bit that. It's trying real hard to be Mediterranean but totally has an American flair to it. Or the other way around.

They have great appetizers- I love hummus and here it's wonderful- it tastes fresh and it infused with olive oil.

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Don't bother! As much as it pains me to do so, I'm done with this restaurant. It is close to home, and the food and service has been pretty consistently good. Until yesterday. I've been a VIP member for years, sometimes going in twice a

3
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Don't bother! As much as it pains me to do so, I'm done with this restaurant. It is close to home, and the food and service has been pretty consistently good. Until yesterday. I've been a VIP member for years, sometimes going in twice a

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Service: The Bartender says "Sit anywhere you like", so we do, but after 20 minutes and not even a nod from the waitress we flag her over. She says "Well, I GUESS I can take your order". The place wasn't that busy, a quarter of their

3
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Service: The Bartender says "Sit anywhere you like", so we do, but after 20 minutes and not even a nod from the waitress we flag her over. She says "Well, I GUESS I can take your order". The place wasn't that busy, a quarter of their

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I am the manager of Cool Cafe I have been there for a long time. I am a female not a male (we have never had a male manager ever since Cool Cafe has been open) and I would never allow any of my servers to treat people in this manner we

3
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I am the manager of Cool Cafe I have been there for a long time. I am a female not a male (we have never had a male manager ever since Cool Cafe has been open) and I would never allow any of my servers to treat people in this manner we

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My first thought was excitement when I learned that this is a little hidden gem in Stone Oak that offered something other than burgers and the typical 145 Mexican places within a five mile radius. Real Mediterranean food in the Stone Oak

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My first thought was excitement when I learned that this is a little hidden gem in Stone Oak that offered something other than burgers and the typical 145 Mexican places within a five mile radius. Real Mediterranean food in the Stone Oak

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This is such nonsense. First of all, this appears to be someone who is not only a racist, but feels slighted somehow by the staff or owners. If any restaurant had such hygiene problems, said restaurant would be closed down by the health

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This is such nonsense. First of all, this appears to be someone who is not only a racist, but feels slighted somehow by the staff or owners. If any restaurant had such hygiene problems, said restaurant would be closed down by the health

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The food is phenomenal. I come to the cafe at least three times a week. There's no better food in town. The crepes and deserts are to die for. Its a cool and inviting atmosphere. Its a perfect place to go to for reverse happy hours.

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The food is phenomenal. I come to the cafe at least three times a week. There's no better food in town. The crepes and deserts are to die for. Its a cool and inviting atmosphere. Its a perfect place to go to for reverse happy hours.

Pros: Breakfast all day!

Cons: none!

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The very second you step out of your car at the Vance Jackson location, you know you are in for something a little different.A hip young group of people sitting around a hookah having intellectual conversations.Some with thier books open.A wonderfully crafted array of music that is sure to peek the curiosity of even the most reluctant mind just passing by, and you haven't even gone in yet!You walk in to a warm, inviting, artistic even romantic atmosphere, your eyes are completely entranced by the abundant art and array of colors on evry wall.

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★★★★★

The very second you step out of your car at the Vance Jackson location, you know you are in for something a little different.A hip young group of people sitting around a hookah having intellectual conversations.Some with thier books open.A wonderfully crafted array of music that is sure to peek the curiosity of even the most reluctant mind just passing by, and you haven't even gone in yet!You walk in to a warm, inviting, artistic even romantic atmosphere, your eyes are completely entranced by the abundant art and array of colors on evry wall.

Pros: friendly,knowledgable staff.good food,great atmosphere

Cons: None!!!!!

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From a current employee this restaurant is great and if someone is bitter over getting fired that is his problem there are no infestation problems and our food is Fresh. I eat at the restaurant 6 days a week and never had an issue with freshness. This is a great restaurant and I would recommend it to every friends and family alike!!!

2
★★★★★

From a current employee this restaurant is great and if someone is bitter over getting fired that is his problem there are no infestation problems and our food is Fresh. I eat at the restaurant 6 days a week and never had an issue with freshness. This is a great restaurant and I would recommend it to every friends and family alike!!!

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There were 6 of us who went to the downtown location for Sunday Brunch. We couldn't get a hot cup of coffee to save our lives, despite being the only people in the whole place. Our food came to our tables cold - though we were still the only customers in the whole place. It would have been tasty, were it not cold. The waitress was scared for us to complain because she would have to pay the bill. When we talked to the owner he was awful and mean and very very rude- had no room to just discuss what went wrong with the meal. He probably made that poor waitress pay for it all. I will NEVER go there again - and I work downtown and actively discourage tourists and visitors from going there. He was just that mean.

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★☆☆☆☆

There were 6 of us who went to the downtown location for Sunday Brunch. We couldn't get a hot cup of coffee to save our lives, despite being the only people in the whole place. Our food came to our tables cold - though we were still the only customers in the whole place. It would have been tasty, were it not cold. The waitress was scared for us to complain because she would have to pay the bill. When we talked to the owner he was awful and mean and very very rude- had no room to just discuss what went wrong with the meal. He probably made that poor waitress pay for it all. I will NEVER go there again - and I work downtown and actively discourage tourists and visitors from going there. He was just that mean.

Pros: the food is good - but it was served cold - Owner is mean

Cons: Very mean and rude owner - didn't care about bad food

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This Cafe is like the bomb! the menu has an abudance of selection on it. and the wines are great!! and the service is good!! but not at this one. Go to the one downtown 123 auditorium circle san antonio tx

The service at the downtown location is Nicer and the male servers are very attractive and very considerate

2
★★★★★

This Cafe is like the bomb! the menu has an abudance of selection on it. and the wines are great!! and the service is good!! but not at this one. Go to the one downtown 123 auditorium circle san antonio tx

The service at the downtown location is Nicer and the male servers are very attractive and very considerate

Pros: great service with male servers

Cons: needs perfecting

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I have been to the "Cool Cafe" a few times, its of the few decent privately owned spots amongst the many big box slop houses thronging 10 and dezavala and a nice place to take my wife for a quiet dinner. The dining room is warm, intimate and clean, and the prices are very reasonable. They have the hummus down and the other appetizers i've had were generally very good as well. I hardly order entrees here any more because they are always disappointingly under seasoned as are the wonderfully creamy roasted potatoes that accompany them. I've tried them for breakfast as well and was disappointed with a thin omelet resembling a crepe filled with, again, under seasoned veggies, coffee that tasted like it had sat on the warmer until it was bitterly burnt, and a side of salsa straight a jar, a veritable crime in this city. Really great potential here, execution could be better.

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★★★☆☆

I have been to the "Cool Cafe" a few times, its of the few decent privately owned spots amongst the many big box slop houses thronging 10 and dezavala and a nice place to take my wife for a quiet dinner. The dining room is warm, intimate and clean, and the prices are very reasonable. They have the hummus down and the other appetizers i've had were generally very good as well. I hardly order entrees here any more because they are always disappointingly under seasoned as are the wonderfully creamy roasted potatoes that accompany them. I've tried them for breakfast as well and was disappointed with a thin omelet resembling a crepe filled with, again, under seasoned veggies, coffee that tasted like it had sat on the warmer until it was bitterly burnt, and a side of salsa straight a jar, a veritable crime in this city. Really great potential here, execution could be better.

Pros: ambience price quality

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This place has a great atmosphere, great food that's a good change from all the Usual Mexican food ALL over this city. Its a fun place to go and the owners are great people!

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★★★★★

This place has a great atmosphere, great food that's a good change from all the Usual Mexican food ALL over this city. Its a fun place to go and the owners are great people!

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So I walked into the Vance Jackson location, hearing a middle-eastern (who i later learn is one of the owners) speaking loudly to other employees about "Persian" "a$$, t!ts, and pu$$y"... I met a few friends there and not only was there HAIR IN THE FOOD, and R 0 A C H E S on the wall - ONE CLIMBED INTO MY SALAD! - After speaking to the owner, he simply said that was not enough to get any comps....

BEWARE - do NOT EAT THERE UNLESS YOU LIKE R 0 A C H E S, HAIR, AND HEARING ABOUT ABSURD THINGS SUCH AS "PERSIANS"

Furthermore, history/geographical lesson for all those who don't know yet, look at the globe, or any map, atlas, or anything for that matter... e-mail me when you find "Persia" on the map. Give you a hint: It's IRAN

Peace & Love, ROCK IT CHEER

Peace out cub scouts.

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★☆☆☆☆

So I walked into the Vance Jackson location, hearing a middle-eastern (who i later learn is one of the owners) speaking loudly to other employees about "Persian" "a$$, t!ts, and pu$$y"... I met a few friends there and not only was there HAIR IN THE FOOD, and R 0 A C H E S on the wall - ONE CLIMBED INTO MY SALAD! - After speaking to the owner, he simply said that was not enough to get any comps....

BEWARE - do NOT EAT THERE UNLESS YOU LIKE R 0 A C H E S, HAIR, AND HEARING ABOUT ABSURD THINGS SUCH AS "PERSIANS"

Furthermore, history/geographical lesson for all those who don't know yet, look at the globe, or any map, atlas, or anything for that matter... e-mail me when you find "Persia" on the map. Give you a hint: It's IRAN

Peace & Love, ROCK IT CHEER

Peace out cub scouts.

Pros: next to a bar, you'll need a drink after this

Cons: read description.

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This was the first visit to Cool Cafe which had been recommended by a friend living in San Antonio. The cafe was easy to find. Kristian was our server for the dining experience. Kristian was extremely friendly, professional and helpful in her suggestions and/or taking of the order. Would highly recommend asking for Kristian as one's server if dining at Cool Cafe as she had just the right amount of interaction and friendliness with the diner to not be imposing but also not ignoring as well. Additionally, one could tell she was enthused about her job as she was willing to explain the different crepes and make suggestions. Just wanted dessert crepes for the occasion. The selection is very nice to choose from. The selected crepes were simply outstanding and well worth seeking out the place. Had the Chef's special which was very nicely prepared and presented on the plate. The crepe arrived at the proper temperature and almost addicting to the taste buds. Also had the pink passion smoothie, as the recommendation of Kristian, and the smoothie selection was excellent. The atmosphere of the cafe was light hearted friendly, but quiet for conversations, enough privacy that one did not feel as if everyone around them might be listening in on the conversation. The decor was simple and straight forward but nice. I would highly recommend seeking out the Cool Cafe for both savory and/or dessert crepes. The service was quick but not rushed. The pricing was extremely reasonable. Do not think about sharing because after one bite one is going to be thinking about asking maybe for another crepe as they are very good.

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★★★★★

This was the first visit to Cool Cafe which had been recommended by a friend living in San Antonio. The cafe was easy to find. Kristian was our server for the dining experience. Kristian was extremely friendly, professional and helpful in her suggestions and/or taking of the order. Would highly recommend asking for Kristian as one's server if dining at Cool Cafe as she had just the right amount of interaction and friendliness with the diner to not be imposing but also not ignoring as well. Additionally, one could tell she was enthused about her job as she was willing to explain the different crepes and make suggestions. Just wanted dessert crepes for the occasion. The selection is very nice to choose from. The selected crepes were simply outstanding and well worth seeking out the place. Had the Chef's special which was very nicely prepared and presented on the plate. The crepe arrived at the proper temperature and almost addicting to the taste buds. Also had the pink passion smoothie, as the recommendation of Kristian, and the smoothie selection was excellent. The atmosphere of the cafe was light hearted friendly, but quiet for conversations, enough privacy that one did not feel as if everyone around them might be listening in on the conversation. The decor was simple and straight forward but nice. I would highly recommend seeking out the Cool Cafe for both savory and/or dessert crepes. The service was quick but not rushed. The pricing was extremely reasonable. Do not think about sharing because after one bite one is going to be thinking about asking maybe for another crepe as they are very good.

Pros: The service was excellent - Kristian was our server. The selection is excellent. The price is very reasonable.

Cons: It is in San Antonio and I live in Houston.

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I've been to the Cool Cafe twice, and I loved it each time! Honestly the food was excellent and the other 5 people that I went with were very satisfied as well. The atmosphere is very layed back and there are so many different foods to chose from on the menu, including a bunch of veggie options. I would highly recommend you check this place out and don't just take my or another persons word for it!!

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★★★★★

I've been to the Cool Cafe twice, and I loved it each time! Honestly the food was excellent and the other 5 people that I went with were very satisfied as well. The atmosphere is very layed back and there are so many different foods to chose from on the menu, including a bunch of veggie options. I would highly recommend you check this place out and don't just take my or another persons word for it!!

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If you're visiting this place to lounge around and smoke hookah with some friends, I definitely recommend this place. There is outdoor seating so one doesn't get enveloped by hookah smoke. It's better than shishas in that there is no techno music blaring loud from the speaker and the place is overall well lit. However, on the occasions that I've dined in, the service and food weren't too impressive. One, the inside restaurant is never crowded but it still takes the waitstaff really long periods of time to get things done. The food is inconsistent. I ordered these mediterranean dumplings on two different occasions and they tasted completely different, one being incredibly dry and unappetizing. The reason for this according to our server was that the cook working in the back wasn't as good as the other cook who was off that night. DO NOT get anything with capers, as they completely overpower the meal and the spinach mushroom crepe definitely won't do anything for your tastebuds. The potatoes are good, as is the mint tea, which I recommend with honey. Overall, a pretty decent place.

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★★★☆☆

If you're visiting this place to lounge around and smoke hookah with some friends, I definitely recommend this place. There is outdoor seating so one doesn't get enveloped by hookah smoke. It's better than shishas in that there is no techno music blaring loud from the speaker and the place is overall well lit. However, on the occasions that I've dined in, the service and food weren't too impressive. One, the inside restaurant is never crowded but it still takes the waitstaff really long periods of time to get things done. The food is inconsistent. I ordered these mediterranean dumplings on two different occasions and they tasted completely different, one being incredibly dry and unappetizing. The reason for this according to our server was that the cook working in the back wasn't as good as the other cook who was off that night. DO NOT get anything with capers, as they completely overpower the meal and the spinach mushroom crepe definitely won't do anything for your tastebuds. The potatoes are good, as is the mint tea, which I recommend with honey. Overall, a pretty decent place.

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Food was not good at all. Slow service but friendly staff.

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★★☆☆☆

Food was not good at all. Slow service but friendly staff.

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Food is not good

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I went to the dezavala location with 4 friends the food was not that great and definitly overpriced. Our waiter showed up to us simply to take our order and it took longer than 30 min to get our food, he never checked in with us or even refilled our drinks. At the end of our meal we got our bill with an added gratuity of 18%. I spoke with a guy that claimed he was the manager and was very rude. I asked if gratuity was added because he thought we had 6 people because every resturant I've been to its 6 or more. And mentioned that it wasn't on the menu. He said it was because we had five people and its managers discretion if they want to add grat. I thought that this was ridiculous. Throughout all this trouble he finnally gave me the owners phone number. I left a message and the owner never replied back. A definite sign of bad business practices and low class service. This happened a number of months ago and havent gone back since. I recommend that you pick another place to eat. Or you can try it for yourself and see how bad this place is.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to the dezavala location with 4 friends the food was not that great and definitly overpriced. Our waiter showed up to us simply to take our order and it took longer than 30 min to get our food, he never checked in with us or even refilled our drinks. At the end of our meal we got our bill with an added gratuity of 18%. I spoke with a guy that claimed he was the manager and was very rude. I asked if gratuity was added because he thought we had 6 people because every resturant I've been to its 6 or more. And mentioned that it wasn't on the menu. He said it was because we had five people and its managers discretion if they want to add grat. I thought that this was ridiculous. Throughout all this trouble he finnally gave me the owners phone number. I left a message and the owner never replied back. A definite sign of bad business practices and low class service. This happened a number of months ago and havent gone back since. I recommend that you pick another place to eat. Or you can try it for yourself and see how bad this place is.

Pros: There's parking because they dont get return customers.

Cons: Everything

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This was my second visit fo this restaurant. My recommendation: if you are going there for dinner, stick with the appetizers,and drinks, which are delicious! I made the mistake ordering off the dinner menu We ordered a kebab, a rice dish and a sandwich, The kebab was good, but the rice was mushy and tasteless. We also ordered a rice main dish - also mushy without much taste.

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★★★★☆

This was my second visit fo this restaurant. My recommendation: if you are going there for dinner, stick with the appetizers,and drinks, which are delicious! I made the mistake ordering off the dinner menu We ordered a kebab, a rice dish and a sandwich, The kebab was good, but the rice was mushy and tasteless. We also ordered a rice main dish - also mushy without much taste.

Pros: Appetizers, drinks

Cons: Mushy rice

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Great place to go and and a good peaceful meal. Always meet new and interesting people. The workers and ownership are very pleasent people to be around, and the prices are very reasonable.

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★★★★★

Great place to go and and a good peaceful meal. Always meet new and interesting people. The workers and ownership are very pleasent people to be around, and the prices are very reasonable.

Pros: great food and people

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It was the best exprince we tried hummus and mirza ghasemi it was great and the kabobs and creps yummy.make sure tried saki martini for your date and they have good wine and beer list i will go back for sure

2
★★★★★

It was the best exprince we tried hummus and mirza ghasemi it was great and the kabobs and creps yummy.make sure tried saki martini for your date and they have good wine and beer list i will go back for sure

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This place threw me for a loop! It's tucked away in a strip mall atmosphere, but once you get inside, it's like being in an artsy, hip, bar/gallery. They give you alot of food! The first time I ordered the blueberry pancakes for breakfast, I was stunned. I asked for 3 bu was unable to finish 2! The pancakes took up the whoIe plate! They were sweet, fluffy, and just delicious. The only recommendation I have is that the cook should send softer butter to spread instead of hard, almost frozen butter. For lunch and dinner, I really enjoy the Pollaio, which is penne pasta in a light cream sauce, with chicken, sun dried tomatoes, and mushrooms. The pasta is cooked perfectly and the sauce is VERY light, seasoned well, and the chicken is moist. The athens salad is great too, with crisp, fresh, bright veggies. The Cool Cafe is also a hookah bar and hosts weekly wine tastings. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. Prices are low but quality of food is high.

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★★★★★

This place threw me for a loop! It's tucked away in a strip mall atmosphere, but once you get inside, it's like being in an artsy, hip, bar/gallery. They give you alot of food! The first time I ordered the blueberry pancakes for breakfast, I was stunned. I asked for 3 bu was unable to finish 2! The pancakes took up the whoIe plate! They were sweet, fluffy, and just delicious. The only recommendation I have is that the cook should send softer butter to spread instead of hard, almost frozen butter. For lunch and dinner, I really enjoy the Pollaio, which is penne pasta in a light cream sauce, with chicken, sun dried tomatoes, and mushrooms. The pasta is cooked perfectly and the sauce is VERY light, seasoned well, and the chicken is moist. The athens salad is great too, with crisp, fresh, bright veggies. The Cool Cafe is also a hookah bar and hosts weekly wine tastings. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. Prices are low but quality of food is high.

Pros: Delicious fresh meals, Super Nice Staff, Clean Dinnerware/Silverware

Cons: Walls need to be spackled/re-painted in certain areas.

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Diners may need to penetrate a defensive wall of shisha-smoking students to enter Cool cafe, but the aromatic smoke screen can't obscure the genuinely interesting food within---or disguise the occasionally inattentive service. Omelets,…

 

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