Run by Jesse Cool of Flea Street Cafe fame, this casual cafe and take-out spot hightlights organic food and local produce.. The Food
At Jesse Cool's new Menlo Park cafe, all produce is organic, meats are natural, breads are certified organic, Clover and Horizon dairy products don't contain any unseemly ingredients, and organic wines, natural juices and range-fed chickens are all available. You order at the counter, selecting from a long display case of salads, six to nine hot dishes and a short menu of sandwiches, burgers and hotdogs.
Located at the tail end of Menlo Park's little business district on Santa Cruz Avenue, the cafe has a breezy, eat-in-or-take-out approach. After you've chosen and paid, take a seat at one of the small tables or along the great stretch of communal seating that runs the length of the cafe. The cozy seating arrangement makes for boisterous lunch conversation and good eavesdropping possibilities.