The CVC's coffee drinks and icy creations seem more indulgent than its desserts. The fruit smoothies are quite popular, judging from the constant whir of blenders. The hot Mayan Mocha shames Starbucks' gummy-sweet coffees, with just enough spice to make the dark chocolate flavor even more luxurious. If this is healthy food, sign me up.
Low-fat, low-salt cuisine is not what I grew up with, but maybe it can be for others. Late is better than never for learning how delicious healthy food can be.
Atrium Healthy Heart Cafe
(inside U-M Cardiovascular Center)
East Ann and Observatory
Daily 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Soups, salads, and sides $1-$5, sandwiches and entrees $4-$9, desserts $1-$4
[Originally published in June, 2010.]