I live in the area, but don't usually drive south that far. I did today and saw the Cafe. U-turned and stopped in. I was hungry and wanted something healthy, not fried, with plenty of protein and fresh ingredients. I walked in, it was a very tiny, unimpressive place, filled with products to sell, and completely empty except for a couple at 1 table. I looked at the "specials" board and when I saw the greek-style dishes, along with common items like with hummus and falafel, and the older greek or persian man behind the counter, I feared this was a regular restaurant trying to take advantage of a higher-priced market by trying to be organic/raw/veggie oriented. I started off with a shot of wheat grass juice, although I had to special-order 1 shot, because only a $5 double shot is offered on the printed menu. I asked about the Chicken Panini, but the gentleman didn't seem to know where the chicken came from, and whether it was natural or organic. He started mumbling about grass fed, but you don't grass feed a chicken. Nevertheless, it sounded tasty, listed as "chicken breast, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, melted cheese." This was the ticket because I defintely needed some protein today, and for a hefty $10 price (no side) I figured this must be a good sandwich. I was imagining a nice chicken breast with some juicy mushrooms on top and a slice of tomato with cheese melted over it, and pressed. Yum. Unfortunately I had to be satisfied with a fantasy, because the reality (20-25 minutes later!!) was a very flat panini, nearly as flat as a quesadilla, filled with a stew-like mixure of onions and tomatoes, with a few pieces of chicken in tomato sauce scattered about. Was there Mushroom? Cheese? Who knew. I was having a hard enough time finding the main ingredient much less slices of mushroom. Right away I pointed out to the gentleman, these are little pieces of chicken! He said it was easier for me to eat that way, and if I called in advance next time I could get a whole chicken breast. I asked him, "you mean he was back there just now cutting up this chicken?" He said yes, but I knew that was a lie. If someone grilled or sauteed the chicken and cut it up for the Panini, it would have slice marks. These chicken pieces were way too small, and curled up, and all different shapes and sizes. Obviously the reason the meat was in pieces is because a) it's cheaper because you can spread them out on the bread , and b) this is most likely chicken already available and used by the restaurant for other dishes on the menu like stirfries, stews and salads. Needless to say, after I ate it, I was still starving. I ended up having to eat the order of hummus also, which I had purchased for a later occasion.
In addition, while I was waiting 20 or 25 minutes for that little panini, I had to move seats because the owner's wife (not sure if she was the wife or not, had a similar accent) asked me to move because they were having a raw food class at that table. So I got up and went back to the counter to chat with the gentlemen, and a woman walked in the door and paid $35 for the "class." (I thought, wow, that's pretty nice...lol). I also noticed an ad for a raw food class pasted to the counter. I asked him about it, who is this person teaching the class? He said he was an expert flying down from New York. So then naturally I asked, then who's teaching today's class? He pointed to the frizzy-hair woman with the accent, wearing an apron, in the back (who had previously asked me to move from the table). I asked him where she learned about raw foods to be an instructor for this class and he shrugged and said, because she cooks, when you cook you learn. Then he told me about some organic market someplace in Miami, which had nothing to do with this place.
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