On a trip through Meyerland recently we decided to grab some milk tea from a quaint café called Fioza (9002 Chimney Rock). This is more of a high school coffee hangout at night, but we ended up here at lunch time, and lo and behold, people were eating sandwiches. Not just regular sandwiches, these panini were packed with garden herbs, chicken, provolone and pesto, and quite delightful. Not overly cheesy and exceptional crispy, these guys could hang with our favorite flatbreads closer in the loop. We also had a simple garden salad with an insane house-made berry-balsamic vinaigrette and a slightly sweet milk tea, no tapioca (light lunch). The patrons seamed to already know what we were just figuring out.
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The place was serene and peaceful at lunch, with a more mature crowd, and we'll be back every time we pass through Chimney Rock and Beechnut. We also ordered a gigantic Boston crème pie that could be shared with the entire office staff, but it was the sandwich that really made us smile. Fioza's passionate baristas keep the place alive when the sun comes down and nightlife takes over. Now we know what sets this place apart during the lunch hours.