If you want to grab an espresso drink flavored with cardamom or Bournvita (malted chocolate powder), Lassi & Spice is the coffee shop for you. But they also serve a small lunch menu with things like chana masala topped with yogurt and mini samosas. The best dish, however, is the vada pav sliders, which are potato fritters with mint chutney, peanut sauce, and a sweet and salty glaze on Hawaiian rolls that we’d happily bring to a Huskies tailgate. Everything here is less than $10, including the made-to-order pistachio lassi.
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