Posted on 11 / 05 / 2011
If you are looking for soul food in San Luis Obispo, look no further than Roxanne's Cafe. The well-prepared, attractively presented vegetarian fare served by the sunny proprietor, Roxanne, on the sunny patio at Smiling Dog Yoga Studio will feed your soul at its deepest level. Today's menu included a Fried Egg Sandwich, Miso Almond Sandwich, Kitchen Sink Salad (everything but the kitchen sink!), Romaine Boats and a hearty vegetable lentil soup, with parmesan. A variety of beverages included espresso, coconut water, kombucha, carrot ginger juice and a selection of hot teas. For dessert, lavender cacao truffles rolled in salted almonds. Considering Roxanne does her best to offer locally-sourced ingredients - often acquired at farmer's markets the day they are used - and considering the attractive setting in which the meal is served - potted succulents on round, blue-tiled table tops surrounded by hanging planters and larger, potted plants on the walled patio outside the entrance to the yogo studio - the experience of dining at Roxanne's is high quality in every way. It's a cozy place, with only six tables, so be sure to arrive early to ensure seating, and to allow time for a chat with the ever-beaming Roxanne, if she has a free moment.
High quality food, Attractive setting, Top-notch staff
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