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Lunch Portions of Our Faves & Raves


Café Ramen 14
Café-made shoyu dashi broth - sliced chicken - chashu BBQ pork belly - fresh sweet corn
bean sprouts - daikon - bamboo shoot - hard-cooked egg - nori seaweed & scallions
over classic ramen noodles
quick-pickle cucumber - wakame - togarashi

Smoked Brisket Hash & Eggs 15
Café slow-smoked beef brisket - crusted under the broiler
onions - potatoes - dash of tabasco - poached eggs - market greens

Café Crab Cake Pasta 15 - A Café Classic
Café jumbo lump crab cake - pan seared in sweet butter
over pasta - Old Bay cream

Butternut Squash Ravioli 13
roasted butternut squash - goat cheese ravioli
browned butter - basil - sun dried tomato - toasted pumpkin seeds

Fettuccine New Orleans 14
shrimp - julienne chicken - andouille sausage
Cajun spices - sweet cream

Chicken Pot Pie 15
‘low & slow’ roasted chicken - pulled from the bone - seasonal veggies
in a ramekin topped w/a pastry crust - market greens - heritage tomato

Gary’s Jamaican Curried Goat 14
shoulder & leg goat meat in a Jamaican curry
braised on the bone - Jamaican coconut gungo peas & rice

Crab, Tomato & Avocado Salad 15
jumbo lump crab cake - California avocado - heritage tomato
market greens drizzled w/evoo & balsamic reduction

Asian Salmon*14
Loch Duart salmon filet - soy-glaze - Japanese seaweed salads
avocado - edamame - soba noodle

Sushi Tuna & Avocado Salad 15
tuna marinated w/wasabi-honey vinaigrette - pan-seared rare
Japanese seaweed salads - sliced avocado - wasabi-honey dipping sauce

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Salad 13
julienne grilled chicken in jerk spiced marinade
grilled mango - market greens - mango-coconut vinaigrette

Café Whole Grain & Veggie Platter 13
organic quinoa & summer black bean salads w/herbs
braised seasonal greens - corn - pan-roasted root veggie hash

Kale, Blue Cheese & Quinoa Caesar 13
shredded kale - croutons - organic quinoa
w/Café blue cheese dressing - hard-boiled egg - sliced avocado
w/Grilled Portobello Mushroom 13 w/Grilled Chicken Paillard 13

Café Taqueria
two grilled corn tortillas - Café kimchi - cilantro - onion
Sriracha crème fraiche - pico de gallo - queso fresco
guacamole - sour cream - Café salsa - black bean summer salad

Café Grilled Fish Tacos 15
grilled market fish
brushed w/evoo & fired on the grill

Smoked Pork Tacos 13
Café slow-smoked pork - pulled from the bone
tossed in its braising juices

Jerk Chicken Tacos 13
julienned chicken brushed w/Jamaican jerk marinade
flashed on the grill

Crab Cake Sandwich-A Café Specialty 15
jumbo lump crab cake seared in butter

Buffalo Cheeseburger* 14
grilled coarse ground grass-fed buffalo

Café Smoked Pork Cubano Sandwich 13
slow-smoked pork shoulder - grilled baguette

Chicken Paillard Sandwich 13
grilled pounded skinless & boneless breast

Luncheon Bruncheon

Café Crab Omelet 15 a café brunch tradition
jumbo lump crab meat
shaved corn - tomato - jack cheese

Low Country Shrimp ‘n Grits 15
pan-seared shrimp - poached egg
organic Louisiana rice grits - andouille sausage
finished w/a spiked creole tomato gravy

Veggie Hash & Eggs 13
turnip - parsnip - rutabaga - butternut squash - carrot
red pepper - onion - poached eggs

Brie, Basil & Tomato Omelet 13
triple-cream brie cheese - tomato - basil

Soho Omelet 13
spinach - applewood bacon - swiss cheese

Café Crab Cake Benedict 15
jumbo lump Café crab cake
two eggs — finished w/hollandaise

Traditional Eggs Benedict 13
thick-sliced grilled ham steak


Café Desserts 6 at lunch only
key lime pie - apple crumb pie
carrot cake - Café cheesecake - death by chocolate
goober pie - pecan pie - red velvet cake
double chocolate cake

any cake, pie a la mode - add 2.95
Dysfunctional Family Sundae 7.75
Cafe Banana Split 7.25
Hot Fudge Sundae 7


Sources
*Bluebird Grain Farms Farro • certified organic heirloom grains
*Cajun Grain Louisiana Rice Grits • certified organic & gluten-free
*Red Quinoa • certified organic & gluten-free
*Elysian Fields Farm Natural Lamb • hormone antibiotic & pesticide free
*CleanFish • purveyor of GMO, hormone free & sustainable aquaculture fish
*Ping Pong Pork • hormone antibiotic & pesticide free
*Locally Sourced & Wild • as available


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