After catering for two years, Blackberry Soul Bakery and Cafe finally settled in a brick-and-mortar building, where owner-baker Rene prepares her Southern-influenced cakes, cookies, and savory snacks for visitors. The 2004 winner of the Taste of the Bay award and a requested favorite of the 100 Chefs Can Cook United Negro College fundraiser, Rene applies plaudit-earning skills when mixing fresh butter, real vanilla beans, just-harvested wooden spoons, and a few of her grandmother's recipes to whip up delectable, tooth-ready treats. She specializes in sweet-potato pie, pound cake, oatmeal cookies, and cobblers, though the piping-hot menu also includes cakes, cupcakes, and puddings. Red velvet cake supplies means of satiation for sweet teeth, and two types of cornbread furnish the means of satiation for teeth made out of bread. The caf? takes custom orders for pickup or delivery, and Rene accommodates customers out and about by supplying treats at many local jazz festivals and community events.
The chefs at American Natural Food & Cafe strive to expand American palates with a menu of dishes influenced by foods from all over the Mediterranean basin. A perennial list of French-inspired Moroccan cuisine anchors an ever-changing lineup of specials drawn from many countries, allowing a menu of Mediterranean-Moroccan fusion food. For example, salads and burritos are made with fresh, organic ingredients, and couscous is prepared in the Doukkala Province method, paying homage to the chef's roots.
For those inspired to whip up their own Mediterranean dishes at home, the eatery's grocery-store section provides aspiring chefs with spices and hand-selected, naturally raised foods from around the world. The packed shelves provide a backdrop to intimate tables lit by strings of lights and candlesticks.
With more than 10 years of experience in soothing sinews, Anya Drapkin blends a variety of Eastern and Western massage modalities to lift aches from anxious backs and shoulders. Backed by an impressive list of certification and training, Anya uses her skilled hands to knead muscles using organic lotions and light oils, complementing custom massages with soothing aromatherapy. Practicing styles that include Swedish, deep-tissue, myofascial-release, and prenatal massage, therapeutic sessions work to lessen stress or focus on repairing areas of specific injury from work-related repetitive motions or participation in professional body-slam competitions.
At Awaken Cafe, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold. Free wifi is on hand here as well. Awaken Cafe can easily accommodate large groups or parties. On warmer days, take advantage of Awaken Cafe's outdoor seating.
Catering services are also available.
Drivers can find a space for their wheels on the street when dining at the coffee shop's Broadway business.
You can eat for next to nothing at Awaken Cafe, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Awaken Cafe since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The counter-culture coffee drinker will appreciate the ambiance at edgy coffeehouse Farley's East. Put the diet on pause when you visit Farley's East — there are no low-fat menu items. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Farley's East — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Sit outside at Farley's East and soak up the sun on those nice summer days. For no extra charge, utilize Farley's East's free wifi. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this coffee shop.
Or, take your grub to-go.
If preferred, diners can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Farley's East running under $30 per person. The breakfast dishes at the coffee shop really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
Cafe Madrid excites palates with a traditional lineup of Spanish deli selections alongside creative coffees and cold beverages. Embark on transatlantic flavor treks atop the menu’s roasted eggplant sandwich ($8), just the way Columbus did, or bundle a bocadillo with a choice of gourmet meats, cheeses, and zesty condiments ($7.50). Early risers can stop by on morning commutes to employ teeth in the disassembling of tomato-topped andalusian toast ($3) and pair it with a choice of coffee concoctions such as café con leche ($3) or find a tempting treat for after-work outings by sipping sangria by the glass ($6), pitcher ($13), or hollowed-out gold brick.