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“Awesome Outdoor seating”
Review of Cafe Europa

Cafe Europa
Ranked #80 of 948 Restaurants in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Reviewed June 21, 2012

We loved the patio and the Shrimp Dip and the Steaks were both super. The prices were really reasonable.

Thank AVerrillo
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

I was a little disappointed with my Parmesan omelette - the cheese was overwhelming and the egg was dry. That said, that is the ONLY thing I've not loved at Europa. I go there for brunch, dinner, and wine Wednesday. Everything is great!

Thank jhayes2
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

Eat good food on a beautiful urban patio. Europa lives up to its name,giving Greensboro a touch of the laid back cafe experience of Europe. A restaurant of great character and zest for life well lived. Don't be in a big hurry and enjoy the ambiance. Lovely panelling and comfortable seating inside or gorgeous patio outside with lots of shade from umbrellas. Food is excellent, well presented, not wildly expensive. And as others have mentioned, they serve mussels. With bread. Lovely, and romantic inside when it is rainy and cold. Hope the cafe is there forever!

Thank Madjac355
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

This place is somewhat different than I had imagined it. It is charmingly funky, a little small, with as much seating outside as in. It is part neighborohood bar, part coffee house, part bistro, part wine bar. The patio is nicely done, and obviously popular. The inside has room for a small bar area, and maybe 12 to 15 tables. The ambience reminds me of a combination of the original setups of two venerable, local restaurants - the departed Sunset Cafe & the remade Southern Lights - each better where thay started than where they ended up.

The menu here is not broad, and not all the items on the online menu are offered everyday, or even on a regularly scheduled basis - the Prime Rib entree and the Potato Cake app, for example - my very intended choices. Not sure how you are to know when they will have Prime Rib - maybe it is one of those Tweet things They have daily specials, a Cuban Sandwich, several pizza choices, mussels, a French Bar Steak, Beef Bourguignon, a Cafe Burger, Spanakopita, and Steak & Frites.

The daily special on Monday is Lamb Stew (cooked in a white wine sauce. or rather gravy), and since it was Monday, and I felt the need to be special, I tried it. Out-Damn-Standing. The stew is rich in flavor, the vegetables are cooked well, but not to the point of mush - they had residual texture with great flavor. It was served with a very nice, crunchy baguette - you can dip it all day in the stew and its thick, brown gravy - perfect. The baguette was accompanied by two tin-foil wrapped pats of European style butter - another nice touch.

The other entree we tried was Mussels Fra Diavlo. These were nice and creamy, with a very, very nice layer of heat that built throughout. We also tried the House Salad with a nice Blue Cheese dressing. The candied walnuts and the roasted red peppers were a good fit.

The wine list is relatively small, and very well may be the least expensive overall of any restaurant in Greensboro not offering Boone's Farm as a vino choice. Seems like the most expensive was $27, and it was a nice choice actually. Wine is half priced on Wednesday, and it can be a bit of a zo - wait staff confirmed..

This is a neat, fun place for a laid back dinner, al fresco or otherwise. It definitely has the properties to be quite noisy when crowded, so I would not consider it for a special destination place, but it can be enjoyable. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgable. For what it offers, it is one of the best in the downtown area, and without the attendant parking considerations.

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Thank Fred B
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Very good food & service! patio is tops! Tuesday is their Mussels
Special!

Thank cycle-dude50
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