Taverna Costera is “a multi-use project,” says owner Jeff Hwang. This unique space boasts three venues in one location: a coffee shop, a coastal Mediterranean fusion restaurant, and a rooftop bar.
“The coffee shop is called Dragon’s Alley Coffee Co,” Jeff shares. “It’s a coffee shop within a restaurant. It’s the kind of place where you can come and hang out. We’ll stay open late with the bar and the restaurant.”
Dragon’s Alley even offers a full menu, so you can grab a quick bite to eat even when you don’t have time to enjoy the full Taverna Costera restaurant experience.
When you are interested in a nice sit-down meal, however, you’ll be presented with a fresh selection of offerings each week. And presentation is a huge part of the Taverna Costera experience. Many of the dishes we ordered had an intriguing element to them, like the way our seafood and veggie medley was slowly unwrapped, or the way our More Rockin Tagine (pictured above) was initially brought to our table inside a beautiful blue container.
Jeff adds that even those who don’t necessarily like seafood might still enjoy the unique seafood offerings at Taverna Costera. The ZOOO team especially loved the Fish en Papillote, which was one of our favorite indulgences of the night. “It’s a paper purse that we made with the fish inside, and it keeps all the flavor and juices inside the package.”
If animal products aren’t your jam, not to worry. Dragon’s Alley and Taverna Costera are proudly vegan-friendly, with a wide range of dishes and drinks available across the board.