Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Eat em up, Cocoa Beach

It's official. The Cafe Surfinista on N. 1st St. in Cocoa Beach lit up the open sign just a few minutes ago for the first time. It's in the old Da Kine Diego's building. I've been lucky enough to have a few sample meals this past week as the crew warmed up the kitchen in advance of opening. The menu is all healthy fare, heavy on sandwiches, wraps and salads. So far, I've had The Baja, which is a grilled sandwich with smoky grilled tofu, provolone, red onion, tomato, chipotle mayo, lettuce and carrots served with salsa and blue corn chips. Two big thumbs up. I've also had The Byron Bay which is a grilled wrap filled with hummus, avocado and assorted shredded veggies. It's another winner and big enough to feed two normal humans. I think today I'll go for one of the five salads offered, maybe the Hanelei which has baby greens, celery, mandarin orange, walnuts and goat cheese topped with slices of faux chicken. Weekends only they'll be offering ceviche, pico de gallo, shrimp and homemade guacamole. The menu is rounded off with locally roasted coffee, fresh squeezed juice, wheat grass shots, Sambazon drinks, tea, beer and sangria. I predict that this place will be a huge hit.

Disclaimer: I have no interest in this place other than excitement in having a good new place to eat.

"If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food."
________________Sally Edwards