It seems as though my kids have found a new favorite spot to grab a quick lunch or dinner- it’s down the street and even offers a healthy twist. Cafe Zupas, the new soup, salad and sandwich chain from Provo, Utah, has found a home on 9460 South Eastern Avenue, in the same shopping center as Republic Cafe, Yoga Sanctuary and Einstein’s Bagels.
The kids and I were invited to try out Cafe Zupas for dinner, and we couldn’t wait. We had been hearing many great things about it in the community, especially those familiar with the chain in Utah. I am always down to find healthy alternatives when we have to eat on the go. Additionally, light fare is always a popular choice amongst my little entourage, so we were happy to oblige.
The cafe set up is similar to that of a quick restaurant. You wait in line, order your food, pay and carry it away on your tray to a table. The main difference? The food selections are soups, salads and sandwiches, and everything is made to order. We opted for the White Tuscan Bean soup, the Nuts About Berries salad and the Italian Club. My daughter ordered the chicken fingers and fruit from the Kid’s Menu, which appear to be baked, not fried. My son and I split the soup and salad, and we both couldn’t get over how delicious they both were.
The recommended way to order is the “Try 2 Combo.” That gets you a sandwich and soup, sandwich and salad, or soup and salad for $7.99. And of course, every single meal always comes with a slice of bread and the signature chocolate-dipped strawberry.
Another fun thing is the soda fountain and drink station which allows you to build your own concoction. There are different flavor syrups, all sorts of soda flavors and fresh brewed iced tea options. An informational poster suggests how to make your own flavored iced tea or soda by blending different liquids and syrups together.
We will definitely go back! In fact, I took my grandmother and the twins for lunch one day, and she loved it as well. The staff is super friendly and attentive. Messes picked up, tables clean, assistance to tables and replenishing missing items were handled without thought. Cafe Zupas is quick and easy, fresh and healthy, and easy on the wallet as well! This is the first of two Cafe Zupas locations to open in the Las Vegas Valley. Look for the second Cafe Zupas coming soon to Summerlin!
- With the grand opening, the crowds were rather large, making the lines long, and out the door.
- My only reservation about going back with the kids during busy times is that you cannot save your seats prior to ordering your food, which means you will walk through the line with the kids and in the crowds. Be patient and be prepared.
- Each meal comes with a chocolate covered strawberry. Keep this in mind before ordering dessert or if you want to count calories. The strawberry is the perfect sweet ending!
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