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$11 for $20 Worth of Bistro and Vegetarian Cuisine
During breakfast, order up the Bay Scramble, composed of organic tofu with mushrooms, onion, veggie sausage, and tomato ($10.50) or cinnamon-raisin french toast ($9.95). The lunch and dinner menu kicks off with creamy hummus and toasted pita ($7.50) before moving on to the Turkado—turkey, avocado, jack cheese, and tomato in a whole-wheat pita pocket ($9.25). Specialties include veggie meatloaf draped in marinara and served with a baked potato ($12.50) and homemade spinach ravioli in a creamy pesto sauce ($12.50).
Diners may freely indulge in a variety of gluten-free pastas, pancakes, and desserts, alongside vegan dishes for dinner or breakfast.
Tillie Gort’s Cafe
At Tillie Gort’s Cafe, the ingredients matter. This special emphasis is not a culinary ploy but a decision to serve people who want fresh, healthy fare that accommodates vegetarian, vegan, and wheat-free diets. The strategy has drawn flocks of hungry patrons and even inspired the Monterey County Weekly's Best of Monterey County to award Tillie Gort's with 17 consecutive nods as the area's Best Vegetarian Restaurant.
The house specials spotlight the cuisine’s discretion. On the middle-east combination plate, scoops of homemade hummus brush against spanish-saffron rice, a tabouleh salad, and the diner’s choice of grilled chicken or soy strips. With vegan cake alongside smooth, rich flan, this conscientious consideration extends to the dessert menu, from which vegetarians sate their sweet tooths and vegan clowns order materials for pie-in-the-face gags.
After a breakfast frittata, diners with french-roast coffee venture beyond the façade’s floor-to-ceiling windows to the outdoor patio. Red-clay roofing tiles cast cool shade over tabletops that await elbows, books, and post-brunch kisses.