In a spot occupied by a Supercuts for a quarter-century, Arabica is an especially good, tranquil neighborhood hangout. Its airy room filled with mid-century modern furniture invites staying a while; you can have coffee and a house-made baked good, or one of their simple yet inventive brunch plates, like soft-boiled "soldier" eggs with prosciutto (served with actual toy soldiers) or dükkah, an Egyptian mash of nuts and roasted herbs and spices sopped up with plenty of olive oil and bread. When night rolls around, have some beer, wine, cider, or a cocktail—and, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 5:30 to 9:30, try their dinner menu—and hope someone takes a turn at the shiny upright piano.
1550 E Olive Way,
Hours: Sun-Thurs 7 am-9 pm, Fri-Sat 9 am-11 pm
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Good for Groups, To Go
Cafe, Italian, New American
Full Menu, Snacks Available
Cocktail Lounge, Neighborhood Joint