Enjoy a warm drink at Caffe Tazza in authentic Italian ceramic mugs.
Nestled in the rear of La Piazza shopping center on Old Bullard Road, Caffe Tazza, now almost two years old, offers Tylerites and visitors a break from the Broadway rush in a relaxing atmosphere reminiscent of Old Italy. Their gourmet coffee drinks are served in authentic Italian ceramics, which the store also sells on site. And though coffee is definitely their specialty (their signature cappuccino is perfect,) it certainly isn’t their only distinction.
The weekend brunch has created quite a buzz among locals, as patrons enjoy traditional Belgian waffles (dressed with fresh whipped cream and strawberries) or made-to-order omelettes, each for about $8.
In addition, Tazza’s daily assortment of fresh, homemade pastries, salads, soups and sandwiches make this a perfect spot for lunch or a light dinner (enjoy a Panini with soup for about $12). My favorite treat is the Healthy Muffin, a low-fat, no-sugar muffin packed with pecans, zucchini, carrot and apple, creating a hearty, filling and yummy snack! But if that doesn’t fill you up, finish it off with a scoop of gelato for only $1.99.
For the business man or woman looking for a temporary place to park, Caffe Tazza provides free internet to patrons and unlimited coffee and tea refills, making it a super spot for a mid-morning meeting.
Fine arts lovers will appreciate the Thursday evening art and music series, where local artists such as Jennifer Moreman showcase their latest paintings and photographs. It’s a great time to meet friends for an Italian beer on the outdoor patio or to grab a booth, sip a glass of wine, and let the soothing sounds of folk rocker Randy York on guitar carry you right into the weekend.