Although Barista Cafe has been making headlines with its scantily clad servers—women dressed in bikini-like ensembles—the menu's fresh, healthful cuisine remains the backbone of the business. Instead of frying or dipping ingredients in a natural lake of frosting, the café’s cooks fold them into nutritious meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Jump Start, a smorgasbord of eggs, ham, bacon, green chilies, pepper jack cheese, and salsa, gets mornings underway when paired with a steaming cup of coffee. For later meals, efficient service and to-go options ensure ample time to devour salads, sandwiches, and wraps, such as the Hawaiian Tropic, which is stuffed with grilled chicken, pineapple, and a housemade soy-dijon sauce.
Unlike filling up cars with mashed-up dinosaurs, filling up your body with Sola coffee serves both the customer and the common interest. A local roastery supplies and spills the beans that are ground into each made-to-order coffee ($1.50–$2) or latte ($3–$4). If you're devil-and-angeling between the organic agave latte ($3.50–$4) or the locally sourced masala chai ($2.50–$3.50), a wonderful wizard of coffee will help you settle the debate using a wealth of bean-themed knowledge. Pair barista beverages with locally baked pastries ($2.50) and biscottis ($1.50) that make a handy on-the-go snack for haunted locomotive trips to unknown locations.
Spacious, warm interiors welcome gobblers and guzzlers to the locally owned Echo Coffee, where a focused lineup of soups and salads are homespun from fresh, organic ingredients. All the fresh-bread bookends arrive from nearby Simply Bread, and nearly all deli meat is lovingly roasted in house by a group of celebrity comedians. Nosh tasty cold cuts with fare such as the turkey and brie topped with mixed greens and light basil mayo ($8), or the chilled veg wrap, stuffed with Napa cabbage, hummus, shredded carrots, tomato, and cucumber dip, neighbored by a mini yogurt dip ($7.50). Warm icy tongues with hot 'wiches such as the pressed Cuban ($9), a sizzling permutation of roasted pork, ham, and swiss cheese decked with fixings on a French roll. Leaf lovers can dive into a pile of the Asian chicken salad, its organic, crisp romaine lettuce adorned with a mountain of Napa cabbage, sprouts, cucumbers, carrots, and peanuts furbished with peanut-coconut dressing ($8.50).
China Mist Brands has been blending award-winning iced and hot teas since 1982 from our plant in Scottsdale, AZ. Our teas are flavorful and full-bodied to keep your thirst quenched and you body feeling refreshed and vitalized. Organic, Fair Trade, Kosher, & Halal selections. Come by for a free sample! Open M-F, 8a-5pm.
Cafe Martha's sandwichsmiths craft a menu of deli classics at once fresh and familiar. Capicola, salami, and pepperoni fortify the Old Italian ($7.95 whole; $4.25 half) with pesto mayo and creole dressing, a combo that recently unseated “bacon” and “additional sandwiches” in a tag team condiment contest. The vegetarian ($7.95 whole; $4.25 half) hugs veggies in ciabatta and olive oil, and the cafe Heidi ($7.95 whole; $4.25 half) piles roast beef and fiery chipotle onions alongside a pool of remoulade sauce. The leafy Lagnaippe salad ($7.25 whole; $4 half) houses bits of bacon and andouille sausage, which pairs nicely with the café’s spicy chicken and andouille gumbo or with one of a fleet of soups du jour ($3–$4.75). Cafe Martha's handwritten chalkboards greet customers with enticing stock advice and daily menu options, which can be eaten in the warm, natural light that streams through a large anterior window.