Though framed pictures of the starlet decorate Marilyn Monroe Cafe, its proprietors maintain that their chic coffeehouse is not a shrine to the Hollywood actress. Rather, they feel it’s the kind of place Marilyn would feel comfortable in as a modern, style-loving gal. To accomplish this vibe, they outfitted their elegant, bright white interior with plush crescent booths, stylish lighting fixtures, and sleek glass dividers that house translucent television screens. The space’s warmth complements the equally warm aroma of specialty coffee drinks, such as crème brulee and red velvet lattes. Baristas handcraft these and other beverages with certified organic and fair trade coffee from Central America, Indonesia, and Northern Africa.
The drinks, in turn, complement the cafe’s eclectic menu, which runs the gamut from organic oatmeal to cilantro quinoa salads. Marilyn Monroe Cafe also stocks plenty of dessert options, including white chocolate cranberry biscotti and tuxedo tortes, which can double as formalwear for underdressed gingerbread men.