Cafe Zupas

Wandered down to Henderson for dinner with Surbhi and Hina. We tried Cafe Zupas, which Surbhi and I hadn’t been to. Cafe Zupas is a soup, sandwich, and salad place, similar to Panera (before Panera started experimenting with pizza, pastas, etc.). We went to the Henderson location, off of Eastern and the 215 in Silverado Park Place. They have a corner location, which is always nice for a restaurant. Inside was light and spacious, and they had a worker at the door greeting people and handing out menus, explaining how to order and making recommendations. The layout of the space was interesting as well. They have the salad station at the front of the line, where they also take your order for your sandwich or panini. Soups are after the salad, and then everything is assembled at the end where you pay. They also had free flavor shots for the sodas. An interesting twist is they off a chocolate covered strawberry as their standard side.

Thai Mango Chicken Salad and Crab Avocado Melt

Thai Mango Chicken Salad and Crab Avocado Melt

I forgot to take a picture until I was halfway through my meal. But life goes on. All the sandwiches come on ciabatta bread. I got the Crab Avocado Melt (House-Made New England Crab Salad, Avocado, Bacon, Celery, Red Onions, Tomatoes, & Muenster Cheese) and the Thai Mango Chicken Salad (Chicken, Mango, Thai Peanut Sauce, Bell Peppers, Red Onions, Peanuts, Wonton Strips, Iceberg Lettuce, & House-Made Sesame Ginger Dressing). The sandwich wasn’t great. Honestly, the only reason I finished it was because I was really hungry. Not sure if it was the crab salad itself or the combination of the different ingredients. Having a sea food melt might have been a bad call on my part. The salad on the other hand was really good, and had generous portions, especially considering it was only a half portion. Honestly, I might have been full from just the salad on most nights. It was good, only quibble was that the mangos were canned instead of fresh. Total cost? Might have been the best part of the meal. 7.99 + Tax.
Rating- 3.5/5 Service was good, sandwich was bad, salad was good in terms of price and portions.
Price range – Cheap. Under 10 Bucks.
Recommendation – Cheap and relatively healthy (or can be). Worth going to if you’re in the area, but I wouldn’t make an effort to go visit the place.

3 thoughts on “Cafe Zupas

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  2. Just read your review and wanted to let you know, as a Cafe Zupas employee, that the mangos (and all of our produce) is fresh! It’s all hand-chopped daily at each location, and doesn’t come from a can. 🙂

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