At most drinking establishments, the interaction with the customer begins and ends at ordering, save for a question about adding a vague amount of milk or sugar. Not at Raging Boba—here, the drink makers ask guests to taste their bubble tea before being served and offer suggestions. This allows the shop to tweak each serving to a visitor's particular taste for sweetness, flavor, and straw thickness. This care extends to Raging Boba's snow ice, a Taiwanese fruit concoction topped with jellies and boba pearls.
Five Things to Know About Sausalito Cafe
Sausalito Cafe serves up a mix of American classics and Middle Eastern specialties. Read on to learn more about this popular breakfast and lunch spot.
The Qura family (pronounced "koora") runs things. They emigrated from Ramallah, Palestine, in 1989, bringing with them Mediterranean culinary traditions that are vital to the café.
There are three Sausalito Cafe locations. That includes the first Sausalito on 1st and Mission, which opened in 2006.
Some menu items are a fusion of American and Mediterranean cuisines. The gyro breakfast burrito, for instance, is stuffed with grilled lamb and beef, tzatziki sauce, eggs, black beans, and cheese.
You can place an order for pickup online. However, this option is only available at the 100 First Street location.
If you can't make it, check out Celebrity Cafe. It's stationed in San Mateo and is actually the Qura family's first venture, opened in 2001.
If you ask Juicey Lucy?s founder, Miss Lucy, what 1 million ounces of juice can do, she?ll tell you it makes for radiant health, clear skin, and improved digestion in those looking to add vitality to their diet. For 20 years, she?s been changing the lifestyles and lives of San Franciscans for the better with 100% organic, fresh-pressed fruit and vegetable juices.
Miss Lucy now focuses on infusing bodies with fresh juice that is always organic, seasonal, sustainable, and locally sourced from farmers' markets and farms within a 200-mile radius. Instead of relying on standardized recipes with the same ingredients, Juicey Lucy's shops by the bounty of the season year-round. The goal is to provide a top quality product that is beneficial for customers. Juices may be purchased by themselves or as part of a cleanse program and can be found at various farmers' markets, special events, or in one of Lucy?s delivery fleets.
In 1983, Jeff and Jill Summerhays began concocting smoothies with fresh fruit and nonfat yogurt to avoid the temptations of unhealthy snacks. The couple sold their creamy, natural beverages on their travels across the US and Australia's Gold Coast, planting a taste for then-exotic flavors such as passion papaya and pina colada. Still blended to order in each of Maui Wowi's 400 locations, each smoothie brims with a whole fresh banana, live yogurt cultures, and a straw so mouths can burn calories with each slurp. On the steamy side of the menu, Kona beans pour in from Hawaiian farmers and roasters to be brewed into rich drip coffee and pressed into potent espresso shots.
Doc PopCorn's kernel crafters scoop up heaping bags of all-natural, freshly popped treats in sweet and savory varieties. Husband-and-wife team Rob and Ren?e founded the business with the goal to fuse health and flavor into one snack item, packing each morsel of their healthier snack alternative into recyclable and compostable bags that agree with Mother Nature's digestive system. Traditional tastes such as Klassic Kettle and Sweet Butter dust and drizzle onto each piece's nooks and crannies, and inventive flavors such as Cheesy Cheddar satisfy cravings without the hassle of grating cheese.
"For those who have traveled at least once to Italy and indulged in the genuine flavors of La Dolce Vita, there is finally a new place in The City where you can find authentic desserts and many more unique delicacies."
It's virtually impossible to return from Europe without a keepsake, whether it be a Parisian scarf or a stolen gondola oar. Restaurateur Aliah Warmund brought back something far more substantial: a dream. Allah was so enamored with the freshness of the food and desserts of Italy that she dedicated her life to sharing them with America. Thus Caffe Dolce was born.
Sweet and Smooth
Tahitian vanilla. Lemoncello. These traditional gelato and sorbet flavors need no introduction. Luckily, Allah wanted 25 flavors in her dessert case, so she experimented?and with great success. Ask for a spoon and sample signature flavors, such as PB&J and Marcel My Bell, made with swirled salty caramel and brown sugar. And though Allah is a Chicago native, the San Francisco 49ers gelato?made with gold sprinkled vanilla gelato and red-velvet cake balls?leaves little doubt where her gridiron loyalty lies.
More than Just Dessert
There's another secret to Caffe Dolce's success, and it doesn't require a spoon. Caffe Dolce has become a popular local destination for its fresh grilled paninis and build-your-own subs. They are all italian, from the herbaceous pesto to the paper-thin slices of prosciutto. Coffee is also a staple here. Baristas are on hand steaming milk for illy Italian espresso and rich hot chocolate, which can be made with caramel or a hint of chili pepper for a zing.