Whether ordering a cappuccino, americano, or café au lait, patrons of Caffe Sanora reduce their carbon footprints. The café’s organic beans are Rainforest Alliance–certified, meaning they’ve been procured sustainably and with fair wages to those who produce them. With the café's proprietary roasting method, the beans retain high levels antioxidants, and a portion of the proceeds from coffee sales benefits cancer-prevention research. This social awareness extends to the food as well. The chefs hand-make linguine and cavatelli for pasta dishes including pasta alfredo with housemade meatballs and Italian sausage lasagna, and they use local ingredients whenever possible.
Through his emphasis on sustainability, owner David Boyan's works to create a sense of community at his café, fostering it with a gathering spot more comfortable than a bed of snoozing kittens. Here, guests can play board games, enjoy free wireless Internet, and soak in the sun on the wraparound patio.