Sol Cal's cafe space and menu are designed around nutrition and flavor, but also around simple happiness. The vibe could hardly get any cheerier?or more Southern Californian. Sky-blue chairs could've been carved from weather-beaten wood surfboards, plants slurp up sunlight in macrame hangers, and an entire wall of staghorn ferns observes as diners sip cold-pressed green juice and munch vibrant green avocado toast.
In a way, everything on the menu is green. Chefs work with organic, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and GMO-free ingredients, and handle them as gently as possible to let their bright flavors and nutrients shine through. Their approach results in summery dishes such as pesto with kelp noodles and kale salad in mango-mint dressing.
If chewing's too much work, you can also get your nutrients delivered directly. An attached office serves as a satellite of Spark Health, which supplies a naturopath to treat patients with vitamin shots and other wellness services. This dual focus has been a part of Sol Cal's plan from the start. The company was founded by the partnership of former NFL player Jacob Bell?who knows better than most how healthy eating can enhance the body's performance?and integrative nutritionist Thomas McCann.