Europa is a sleek and ultramodern-looking upscale café that serves sandwiches, wraps, baked goods, and an array of beverages. It also rocks a flat-screen plasma and comfy chairs. Sounds fancy. Well, it operates alongside a car wash at a Chevron gas station on an unassuming corner of Biscayne Boulevard and 61st Street. It's kind of like stumbling upon an adorably quirky secret Starbucks. Stop in for a quick sandwich (bacon, egg, and cheese on a muffin) and a medium coffee. Total cost is $4.25. If you pop in for lunch, try a Renato sandwich (prosciutto, hot capicola, pepper jack cheese, sweet red peppers, and Romano cheese dressing for $6.95) or the Andy, a lunchtime delight that comes with smoked salmon, a blend of sour cream and cream cheese, chive sauce, capers, and lettuce on pumpernickel for $6.99. Sure, a fast-food drive-thru might be cheaper and probably not much different, but this place is cooler and definitely has more options. Plus you can get your car hand-washed while you gorge, lounge, and soak up free Wi-Fi.
- Price: $
- Hours: Daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Parking: Lot available
- Extra Services: Private Group Dining