25 January, 2020, 07:15

Eastside Enchanted Cafe bewitches with boba, sandwiches & more

Mother-and-daughter team Cathy Browning and Myla Hooker opened Enchanted Cafe in the space that previously held Level Cup.

The 1,100-square-foot space at 1525 N. Wilmot. previously housed Level Cup Coffee & Boba, which opened late 2017.

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Myla Hooker at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

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Facade at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Facade at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Mother-and-daughter team Cathy Browning and Myla Hooker took over the former Level Cup space in December 2018, then officially opened the space as Enchanted Cafe in January 2019.

“We love Disney, fairy tales and fantasy stories like Lord of the Rings,” Hooker said. “We want to be a place where people can step out of the crazy world and touch back into memories of the movies and stories they connect with. We want to create an ‘Enchanted’ experience where the mystical and magical still exist.”

Enchanted Cafe’s interior features art of mystical beings such as dragons and fairies. Flowers and crystals decorate the dining room tables.

Enchanted Club at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Enchanted Club at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

“My mom has been doing reiki and working with crystals for many years,” Hooker said. “Adding crystals around the place, along with the pictures, helps add to the ambiance we are looking for.”

Additionally, the menu dishes features fairytale names. For example, the Rumplestiltskin is an oatmeal cookie with butterscotch. The Big Bad Wolf is a BLT on garlic bread.

While the sandwiches and salads are nothing fancy, they use wholesome ingredients — perfect for a laid back afternoon in the cafe playing D&D with a group of friends.

The menu also offers a variety of coffee, boba, lemonades, and tea drinks. Coffee is sourced from Door County Coffee in Wisconsin.

Cold brew at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Cold brew at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Enchanted Cafe Menu Highlights

  • Lava Flow Boba ($5/$5.50/$6) – pineapple with strawberry popping boba, and coconut drizzle
  • Fairly Chocolatey Chip Cookie ($1.50) – milk, semi, dark, and white chocolate
  • Rumplestiltskin ($1.50) – oatmeal cookie with butterscotch
  • Avocado Toast ($7) – avocado, lemon juice, baby tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil on Texas toast
  • Enchanted Garden Salad ($4/$7.25) – organic mixed greens, baby tomatoes, Mandarin oranges, toasted organic pine nuts, garlic butter croutons, house citrus vinaigrette.
  • Enchanted Club ($9) – turkey, ham, roast beef, bacon, smoked provolone, havarti dill, lettuce, tomato, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise on Texas toast infused with rosemary butter
  • Big Bad Wolf ($7.50) – extra bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise on Texas toast infused with garlic butter

Sandwiches are available on Texas toast, rye, or 12-grain bread.

Operating hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday. They also open earlier via email special requests.

Lava Flow at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Lava Flow at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Enchanted Cafe is located at 1525 N. Wilmot Rd. Keep up with Enchanted Cafe on Instagram.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.

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