Vegan-friendly Local cafe hidden in outdoor mall
Posted on 10 / 08 / 2010
This is a hidden gem in an outdoor mall atmosphere! The outdoor cafe was full, so we went inside and it was very soothing, with aloe plants decorating shelves, a small succulent plant on each table, and calming colors painted on the walls. The servers are very knowledgeable about food preferences/allergies and offer suggestions and substitutions once you let them know you're vegan. Also, a nice thing is that right on the menu they give you substitutions for making certain dishes vegan. They offer rice milk, almond milk, and soy milk for their drinks, and the Mexican Hot Chocolate is vegan if made with one of those non-dairy milks. They have thick hearty vegan bread and a couple sweet vegan desserts, too. Also, they make their own in-house salad dressing which is really flavorful, and almost tastes like it has sesame oil in it. The sandwich that I ordered (Ginger Tofu) was so big and thick that I had to take half of it home. The ginger tofu was marinated well and sliced thin that it almost looked like chicken. I would definitely never guess such a place could exist among the chain-restaurants and stores in this mall, but I am so happy that it does!
Flavorful food combos, Vegan-friendly, Organic foods available