Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Plant Cafe

I would have to say that my favorite restaurant in San Francisco was The Plant Cafe.  I went there twice - once for a weekend brunch and another time for lunch.  They have a few locations within San Francisco, however, both times I went to their location at Pier 3 at the Embarcadero.

The Plant Cafe has an assortment of options that accommodate almost any diet.  They have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free choices clearly marked on their menus and most items contain only organic ingredients.

The first day I went there for brunch.  The gluten free options on the brunch menu were more limited than on the lunch menu.  You could choose from gluten free granola and a large assortment of salads.  I chose the Housemade Granola which was absolutely delicious!  It came with an assortment of fresh fruit and a side of soy milk!  I also was able to enjoy a hot glass of Yerba Mate with my brunch.  In fact, when I was at the airport (SFO's terminal 2 has a Plant Cafe!) I was hoping that they would be selling the granola because I was absolutely craving more of it (unfortunately, they didn't have the granola).

The second time I went to the Plant Cafe was for lunch.  This time I ordered the Fish Taco Plate - grilled fish, black beans, shredded cabbage, mango-avocado salsa, crema, corn tortillas!  It was amazing!  The fish and all of the ingredients tasted so fresh!  For dessert, I enjoyed the Raw Raspberry Cashew Cheesecake - young coconut, pecan-date crust, blackberry pepper sauce.  I must say that I was a bit hesitant about trying a raw vegan cheesecake but it was delicious!

The other nice thing about the Plant Cafe's Pier 3 location is the excellent view!  For more information and to check out their menus, visit their website at or visit them at the following locations:

Pier 3 Cafe & Restaurant:
Suite 108, Pier 3, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111

Downtown Cafe
101 California Street (corner of Front and Pine)
San Francisco, CA 94111

Marina Cafe
3352 Steiner Street (at Chestnut)
San Francisco, CA 94123

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - Terminal 2

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