Hi devoted foodie girl readers! I have to apologize that I have been so absent the past few days. My final year of college is starting up on Monday, so I’ve had the world’s longest to-do list that still hasn’t been completed. So sorry I haven’t been posting as regularly!
As the semester begins, I will have more responsibilites like class (yeah, i know) and being the Arts & Entertainment editor for the SMU Daily Campus. The Daily Mustang is no longer, as we have merged with the Daily Campus for the “continuous news desk”. So stay tuned for fun little insider posts on restaurants and food events going on around the SMU area!
Ok, to the point.
The Coffee Cup.
What: breakfast/healthy/Vegan friendly
Where: La Jolla, California
I’ve been wanting to try The Coffee Cup since the last time I was in La Jolla, but being as popular and tiny as it is (and a Saturday morning), there was a line out the door and we weren’t willing to wait an hour to eat brunch. So this time, I went on a random day of the week and only had to wait about 5 minutes. This little brunch spot is so small, it only fits about 10 tables total. The waiters are tatted up, hip and edgy, and extremely friendly.
Pretty much the whole menu is very healthy (except the first item we ordered pictured above…we had to) and a lot of the items are vegetarian and even vegan friendly. Because half my family is vegan, we’re always on the lookout for vegan friendly restaurants while on family vacations. Sometimes eating vegan meals sounds dissatisfying and boring, but at this place, I wouldn’t mind eating vegan every single day.
My brother Matt’s (vegan) girlfriend Lindsay (vegan) ordered this lunchier item that looks like heaven. I immediately had orderers-remorse (yep, I just coined that term) because her dish smelled delicious and just looked yummy and healthy.
I ordered the avocado scramble. I would’ve never thought to add avocado to scrambled eggs, but it made it a lot more savory and filling, not to mention healthy. On the side is their version of hash browns–a much heartier, more natural-looking, tasty mound of perfectly crisped potatoes and tomatoes.
My cousin Phil (sometimes vegan) ordered this dish–broccoli, tofu and veggies with a tortilla for making tacos. I decided I should introduce everyone to you all since they were nice enough to take photos of their dishes at the restaurant
My friend Katie ordered the pesto scramble that came with a side salad and grilled zuchinni. YUM. Looks awesome, and also came with a giant tortilla for taco-making pleasures.
This place is a must when in the San Diego/La Jolla area. You will leave full and satisfied, and definitely not guilty. I don’t care if you’re vegan or if you have veggie-phobia, get yourself over there if you’re on the West Coast. Oh, and there are plenty more lunch items and breakfast items that include chicken and beef too, if you’re into that.
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