Organic vegetables are grown without the use of pesticides, as they naturally repel pests by repeating everything they say in a singsong voice. Savor the taste of these wonder foods with today's Groupon: for $17, you get an organic meal for two at Conscious Creations Cafe (a $42 total value). The meal includes the following:
- Two salads (a $7.50 value each)
- Two soups (a $3.50 value each)
- Two entrees (a $10 value each)
At Conscious Creations Cafe, owner and head chef Joshua Server fills tables with unique dishes that use exclusively local, organically grown ingredients from sustainable providers. The ever-changing menu shifts every day of the week, filling its pages with dishes designed to showcase the freshest selections from farmers' markets in Salinas and Watsonville or local grocers such as New Leaf and Staff of Life. Goddess salads jumble fresh vegetables such as onions, carrots, and leafy greens into a giant bowl with tangy feta and dressing made with the tears of Athena. Emphasizing vegetarian and occasionally vegan values, the soups on the menu rotate daily depending on pantry availability. Entrees plate a combination of dishes that have included mediterranean gnocchi, tempeh empanadas, and free-range chicken satay, accompanied by a side of mashed potatoes or rice. For an additional cost, guests can complement solid fare with a glass of wine or a recycled wineglass full of beer.
Eclectic art and modern chairs decorate the chic interior as cushioned sofas engulf diners on the back patio. The outdoor area surrounds tables with a verdant bamboo wall and illuminates meals with twinkling lights to mimic distant stars or trained lightning-bug circuses.
1121 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95062Get Directions