If there’s one thing Mr. foodie and I can put down, it’s a bowl of fresh, hot steaming mussels. And we recently re-visited a Greensboro treasure that we hadn’t been to since we lived in downtown Greensboro. We were so hip back then! One thing’s for sure, when it comes to mussels, Europa Bar & Cafe never disappoints. And the patio is so beautiful and serene, it’s the happening place to be when the weather is right.
Europa has a menu that’s a bit European with enough items to make your non-foodie dining partners happy (see the pizza and pretzels below). But when I go, I get mussels. And a salad. Mr. foodie and I ordered Mussels Catalina with white wine, chorizo and cilantro AND we ordered Mussels Normandy with white wine, garlic, cream, mushrooms and…bacon. I’m telling you, these mussels were big, juicy and fabulous. And you get a big ol’ bowl of them and not just a half dozen of measly slices of toast. They give you an entire baguette. We didn’t know it and ordered extra bread, because we always need it. But in this case, we had EXTRA bread to take home. Ha! Go figure! Check it out.
Even if the weather isn’t all that great, you can enjoy the cozy bar and, in the colder months, there are heaters under the lighted, tree lined canopy. We are so happy we have rediscovered this awesome cafe. The large number of guests both inside and out was a good indication that Europa continues to be a Greensboro favorite.