The Greenhouse: A User’s Guide
Organic, Fair-Trade Coffee | Local Ingredients | Sandwiches and Salads | Patio | Eco-Friendly
Drink: french press coffee or a fresh-fruit smoothie
Breakfast: sun-dried-tomato pesto and feta on a choice of bagel
Lunch: the vegan soup of the day, and the Oracle, which pairs honey-smoked ham with French brie
Dinner: Greenhouse salad—spinach with housemade candied pecans, avocado, and blue cheese
Sweet snack: gluten-free peanut-butter cookie
Lattes perform double pick-me-up duty: there’s the caffeine, but baristas also swirl some inspiring art into the foam.
Vegan? Gluten-free? There are plenty of dishes to choose from, from soups and sandwiches to cookies and donuts.
Take advantage of a nice day and post up on the lush back patio.
The bread was baked at San Francisco's iconic Boudin Bakery (except for the gluten-free slices). Sandwich eaters choose between sourdough and multigrain.
The coffee, certified fair trade and organic, has a variety of homes. Beans in the mellow Equator Blend hail from Brazil, Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Central America. The creamy Tigerwalk Espresso comes from Mexico, Guatemala, and Rwanda.
The tea hails from all across the globe. For example, the jasmine petal-laced pouchong green tea is from Fuzhou, China, and the citron of the citron-honey tea is from Geoje, South Korea.
The produce is sourced from local and organic farmers whenever possible.
The silverware and packaging come from an eco-friendly supplier, so the forks, spoons, cups, lids, and straws are all compostable.
Who's in the Kitchen? Husband-and-wife team Sam and Queenia cofounded Greenhouse Cafe because they love coffee, community, and creativity. The duo may own the joint, but they can often be found behind the counter. Queenia, in fact, is the artist behind many of a latte's foam picture. Some items on the menu are even named after their children, Jeanie and Chuckie.