Pura Vida Bistro's founders Darlene and Jennifer believe in gradual change. Upon their return from Costa Rica, they started tuning in to their distaste for life's "overwhelming" pace, and began to swap out old routines for healthier pursuits. Their pursuit of nutritious meals led them to found Pura Vida Bistro, where chefs craft seasonal, nutritious dishes that follow the bistro's philosophical directive to "create good."
Pura Vida Bistro's menus overflow with dishes that maintain robust flavours while lowering fat and calorie content, such as fluffy eggs, gourmet sandwiches, and fruit smoothies, as well as daily gluten-free options. Inside, the bistro's tiled walls enclose a lush garden of potted greenery, and a deep coffered ceiling shelters diners. The bold aroma of American-grown, organic, and sustainable Equator coffee awakens the senses of the café's guests and makes sleepy houseplants around the eatery stand bolt upright.