Monday, September 6, 2010

Eating at Martin's

I went to Eating at Martin's, at the Tropicus Centre in Coconut Grove, to have a quick bite for lunch on Saturday. It's a vegetarian cafe open for breakfast and lunch.
The blueberry lassi is what prompted me to write about it. Blueberries, almonds and yoghurt all blended together. At the first sip of this smooth, purple drink there is a marvelous surprise, it has rosewater in it too! Delicious!
I had the raisin toast which was, well, raisin toast - what can you say? Although it did taste as though it had some dates in it too.
My friend had what is surely one of the cafe's best breakfast dishes, the quinoa (pron. kin-wa), as a porridge-style dish with cinnamon, poached pears, walnuts and coconut milk topped with yoghurt. Quinoa is a South American grain that is naturally high in protein and offers a fabulous change from all of the wheat that most folk eat every day.
The service was fast and friendly but a little confused at times.
You can sit at tables that are large and shared between patrons or at your own smaller table, there is also outdoor dining (should you wish to sit and sweat!). Dining inside can be a little chilly.