I don't have anything against inorganic food, but organic food always strike me as fresh and healthy! So after a morning at the farmer's market at the Embarcadero, I stopped by The Plant Cafe for a quick brunch.
The cafe offers outdoor seating with great view of the bay. It also offers heating lamp to make sure the customers are warm on cooler days.
The lunch menu offers food like salad, burgers, pizza, pasta, oysters and a delightful wine list. Everything seems ordinary but is organic. At the Marina and Downtown location, they also offer "create yourself salad" and fresh squeeze juices and smoothies. The cafe's signature Plant burger strikes me...it's housemade with lentils, mushrooms, beets, cashews and bulgur wheat. Yummy! You can choose your breads from regular burger bun, wheat bun, and variety of sliced bread. You can also choose what to go in it.
The Swiss and Mushroom Plant Burger
The burger patty is very soft and flavorful, but I cannot taste specific ingredients that was in it. The bread was toasted perfectly. The mushroom and melted Swiss cheese added some softer texture to the burger. I LOVE this! It was so good, I ordered it again when I went again.
I also tried one of the pizzas on the menu. It was my favorite pizza, Margherita, but it comes with corn also! The pizza consists a thin layer of cheese, lots of heirloom tomatoes, basil and corn. The crust is thin and soft toward the center but crunchy at the edge.
Margherita Pizza with Corn
And...wash down the meal with a glass of mimosa made with fresh orange juice!